then uploading them here:
first, i would like to say hi.
my aunt's first communion. she's the one with the downcast eyes and twisted braids.
my great-grandfather. my grandmother writes at the back of this photo: "Pa seems to be lonely not knowing yet the death of Uncle."
a funeral scene postcard.
“This was taken near the big rock in front of the house.”
my dad (in the foreground, inside the inner tube) and his siblings & cousins April 1968. this is also where i “learned” to swim by accidentally being swept away by waves.
inscription on the back reads: "Good Friday in the fishpond."
This was in Santiago Cove in Ilocos Sur, Philippines, where my maternal grandmother’s family comes from. Date on photo: 1968.
my aunt and my dad.
L-R: My grandfather, my grandmother, three aunts, and my dad.
Inscription on the back of the photo (most probably written by my grandmother to her sister in the States):
"Aug. 12, 1970. This was taken at the U.P. campus. Anabel & Benjo are very much taller than me. I guess that when you will visit us Cecile will also be taller than you."
“The kids had your lot with mark X as their background. This is with concrete roads and gutters as you could see.”
March 1971. That’s my dad at the right.
my aunt and my dad (seated) with their dolls: a bonnie lassie for her, an indian chief for him.
"Pa is giving instructions to the men catching fish."
there's a lot more old photographs stored in our living room cabinet, and when i have another lazy, stay-at-home time, i would definitely scan and upload them too.