Saturday, November 7, 2009

Don's Web sites

It occurred to me that whoever is interested in Yardville Heights might also be interested in my web site concerned with"Growing Up in the 1930s". It is www.donwhiteley.com I also have several web sites relating to travel. www.donstravelpage.com and www.donwhiteley2.com. another is www.iamdpw.com. Click on any one of these links to see the site.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Old Home Movies

Last week I ran across a VHS tape which had dozens of segments - family gatherings, my Dad's 90th birthday party, our daughters as they were 50 years ago,family weddings, Brandywiner's performances,a Pete duPont gathering, ice skating on Gropp's lake (see below).
Looking at the tape brought back many memories and showed events and people I had forgotten about. When I was taking those family pictures, my little brother used to complain and object. I'm glad I didn't listen to him.
Since I was 10 years old, I have been interested in photography. Over the years, I have owned about every type camera on the market (within my price range). I also got into 8 mm movies and eventually into video. When I started to travel internationally, I kept albums of photos of each trip and later made DVDs of the trips. I have thousands of slides and prints plus hundreds of video tapes.
Once in a while, I look through an album or watch a video tape. What a great way to remember happy times and events.
So if someone complains when you want to take photos at a family gathering or event, ignore them.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Ice Skating at Gropp's Lake

I ran across some of my videos of ice skating at Gropp's Lake. They must have been taken in the mid 1950's.I don't think the lake has been frozen like this in many years. Maybe it indicates "global warming".


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