Monday, June 10, 2013

Random old photies


MTL off to a Gaudy at Oxford.

Near Poros , Greece

# 1 son marries in February.

Darling Bridie
Posted by Picasa

15 comments:

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh...I So Love Old Pictures!!! These are all just wonderful. I think photographs are such wonderful touchstones of one's life.....A True Treasure, Pat. I hope you share more, my dear.

LL Cool Joe said...

Love them all, how cool that you have so many memories captured like this. Your husband was a handsome man. :)

Kim Ayres said...

Love the nymph on the rocks :)

angryparsnip said...

Lovely, wonderful, charming and what a treasure photos.
Thank you for sharing these with us.

cheers, parsnip

Mike and Ann said...

You're a good-looking couple, Pat.

Pat said...

Naomi; thank you - I expect I shall:

Joey: I think he got better with age.

Kim: it was a magical spot. I loved it when we could explore together.

Parsnip: I do feel for you having lost old ones of yours but you are building up a great collection with your family, the square ones and your surroundings.

Mike and Ann: we were - you both are:)

Gadjo Dilo said...

Oh, what a lovely Little Mermaid you are!

I surely can't be the only one who read the caption to the photo of the horse and thought that you were making a caustic comment about son #1's bride.....

Pat said...

Gadjo: absolutely not. Bridie was a Welsh pony I was very fond of.
The placing of the photos was pure happenstance. It's just you who are a bit bonkers:)

Marjolein said...

These are wonderful!

The Unbearable Banishment said...

YTL is a dead ringer for Ian Fleming! Don't you think? What's a Gaudy?

lom said...

Pat you look like a little Oread Nymph on the Near Poros , Greece photo :)

Guyana-Gyal said...

I was thinking 'wood nymph' too :-)

Gadjo Dilo said...

Yes, don't worry, I couldn't honestly believe that you'd make a comment like that :-)

Pat said...

Marjolein: thank you:)

UB: nope!
"At the University of Oxford a gaudy ('gaude' at New College, Oxford, pronounced the same) is a college feast. It is often a reunion for its alumni. The origin of the term may be connected to the traditional student anthem, Gaudeamus.
Gaudies generally involve a celebratory formal dinner, generally in black tie and academic gowns (scarlet festal robes for doctors), and may include events such as chapel services, lectures or concerts beforehand. For reunions, the invitees are generally graduate alumni from a number of (usually two or three) consecutive matriculation years, e.g. 1999-2001. Typically, gaudies are held for each year-group on around a ten-year cycle."
Wives not invited - not in our day.

Pat said...

Lom and GG: how lovely - thank you:)

Gadjo::)