|Me on the Canadian side of the border at Niagara Falls - 1967|
I have a new goal set for myself at the beginning this summer, where most of the time I'll be inside Casa Tipton-Kelly, escaping from the heat and humidity of the Delmarva peninsula. And what might that goal be you ask? To finally sort out the 80,000 plus photos that I have on my iMac in iPhoto. My God, I'm running out of time and I should organize these photos so once I'm gone and in the big Bloggerpalooza in the sky, whoever settles me estate will know what to throw out, and throw out is what they're going to do, of that I am sure.
|Niagara Falls 1967 (my photo)|
So, on this monsoon, rainy Monday I went into "Events" on iPhoto and started to split events. Here is my first sorted event. This is the first set of photos, actually slides that I converted into a digital image last year. These are slides images from our "honeymoon" trip to Canada in 1967. Yes folks, I had a delayed honeymoon just like I'm having a delayed wedding (49 years delayed).
|Yep! That's me (far left) and one of Bill's famous "distance shots" - The Niagara River 1967|
As you will see from these photos, most of which Bill took of me (we was still very enamored of me), they are all in the "Bill Style" in that they are all taken from a great distance. Bill doesn't believe in closeups or is incapable of taking a closeup picture. He still is. The few times I ask him to take a photo of moi, he takes the camera and starts walking backwards as I'm saying "Where are you going?" He says "I'm getting ready to take a picture of you." I say "How about getting closer so I can be seen in the picture?" thus starting "can't you do anything right?" scene.
|Niagara Falls and the Maid of the Mist - 1967 - It's hard not to take a good picture of Niagara Falls|
I'm sorry to say nothing has changed over the years. Bill still backs up to take a picture when I ask him. Oh to have someone like Mark around to take photos, imagine all the great photos I would have now, and not just of me of course.
|I took this picture from the tower on the Canadian side - 1967|
Oh I remember this trip so well. We started out by driving to Boston, Mass. Then up through Maine and over the border to Canada. We stayed in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. Since this was before the Digital Age, I really don't have a lot of pictures. These are from Bill's old Japanese camera. He bought it in Japan while he was stationed there during his Air Force tour of duty in the early Fifties.
|Bill and Johnson Air Force Base Japan 1954 - I was 12 years old and Bill was 25 - little did I know this was my future husband|
One thing that was so memorable about this trip was it was the first time we argued. And yes, it was about driving directions. Bill got mad at me because he didn't think I was proficient enough in reading the map (he drove). Well, I wasn't proficient. In fact I hated reading the map. I wasn't familiar with all those roads. Give me a break. An again, this was before the Digital Age and GPS.
|Bill at Mt. Fuju - Japan 1954|
I remember one time especially, I think it was on the outskirts of Ottawa, and we just couldn't (or I couldn't) find the way to get to our rental place for that night. I threatened to get out and walk home. Can you believe it? Somethings never change. Oh yes, THOSE WERE THE DAYS.
|My future husband Bill Kelly at base of Mt. Fuji Japan 1954|