Sunday, March 7, 2010

Memory Monday - Thanksgiving Weekend 1977

It was Thanksgiving weekend 1977 - the kids had a 4 day weekend from school and Howard had 4 days off from work...lets do something nontraditional for a change - the weather was awesome as it often is in southern California so we decided 'what the heck, let's go camping' - now where to go - up Pacific Coast Highway our little van ran onward to McGrath State Beach in Ventura County.  Ah, the beauty of the beach campgrounds, not a lot of people this late in the parents joined us.

I don't remember what we did for thanksgiving dinner - maybe we roasted a turkey over the campfire, maybe we went out to eat.  Maybe my kids remember and will post a comment here.  Whatever we did I'm sure it was fun and unconventional.

Poor kids - the weather was awesome but the ocean was cold.  I wanted to take a picture of them in the water so we could prove to friends and relatives in the mid-west and on the east coast that one does go into the water this late in the year!  So away they went - off into the water and then back again before they froze!  Just for mom, and her camera. But I did get a great picture (above) eh?!?
Mary Post Warren
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  1. That must have been the beginning of many more wonderful "untraditonal" Thanksgivings.

  2. Mary, it may not have beent traditional, but you made a memory and that is what matters! :)

  3. Those photographs are for keeps