09.02.11 = Flashback Friday 1968
Last Sunday, my sister Kelly and I were out shopping a few antique shops when I heard from a distant room, her classic,”Oh my gosh!” (She says it really fast like it’s one word, with the accent on the Oh’ Oh’mygosh) I went around the corner to see what deserved her “Oh my gosh”, and there it was, the old red plaid vinyl picnic cooler, complete with thermos’. “Don’t you remember this? We had this plaid picnic cooler for years.” I said that I remembered it more because it’s in one of the photos that I scanned in. Memories came flooding back to her and some of the many times we used it as a family. Mom always packed a cooler with sandwiches, drinks and snacks, when we all ventured out for the day. There wasn’t a McDonalds every couple of miles and gas stations were just that, gas stations. But, there was always a little roadside picnic area or park that we would stop and have lunch. This photo is just one of, what was, an ordinary Saturday, Dunlap family adventure. It’s funny how, what was just an ordinary day then, is a special memory today.
Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend!
“Time it was, and what a time it was, it was a time of innocence, a time of confidences. Long ago, it must be, I have a photograph. Preserve your memories, they’re all that’s left you.” Simon & Garfunkel – Bookends