There are many ways to celebrate this weekend. I’m always torn between the drama of the evening Easter Vigil and the morning service with all the children in their adorable Easter outfits. Here I am with my brother, all dressed up for Easter in 1966. No matter how you spend your Easter, or Passover, may it be filled with joy. (A little chocolate isn’t such a bad thing, either!)
Spring in Devon, England
My friend John took this photo in Devon. These two have spring fever and can’t get enough of each other!
I’ve spent the last couple of days scanning and restoring some old family photographs for my brother’s Christmas present. My head has been a little lost in the past. Memories of my parents, grandparents, uncles and cousins are sharing space with thoughts of all the new friends I’ve made this year. In that spirit, I wish everybody a beautiful Christmas filled with peace, surrounded by those you love.
Today is my birthday. It’s been my tradition to post old photos for family birthdays. Here’s my first, where I’m looking as excited as I feel now about getting older:
My First Birthday
This was the only thing I was going to post, but my wonderful friend (and guest blogger) Katydid sent me a special “handmade” card. She knows me far too well! I had to share:
Ian Tracey with muscles (L) and favorites clockwise from top: Jonathan Jackson, Hadley Fraser, Matthew Gray Gubler, Ramin Karimloo and James McAvoy
It’s my brother’s birthday today. I’m going to embarrass him by posting an old photograph of us. Wishing my big brother a very happy day and another year of blessings!
I can’t let July 7th pass without remembering my father, who was born on this day in 1936. Here is a photo taken on his 30th birthday.
July 7, 1966
Today is also special because it’s the 40th anniversary of the day I first set foot in England. It was the beginning of a lifelong love affair. I don’t have a photo of Liverpool, the place where we arrived on a ship from Montreal, so I am using a photo of Shropshire instead.