Discover Challenge: The Things We Leave Behind

Things are left behind for various reasons.heartred

Sometimes it’s part of your heart.

 

Some of us have had to leave our homes in the past and go on to other adventures in our lives.

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Sometimes it’s people we love or used to.  Sometimes it’s the life we used to live.

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Sometimes we are leaving actual “things” behind.  Things we paid for but of no real value.  The false importance we placed on the “thing” due to some great marketing campaign and the idea of keeping our economy viable.  Truth is, the more things we leave behind, the more we can actually start living again.  Many born past 1980 never got to live, they have been “consuming” since birth.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Connected

And disconnected.

People are supposed to be connected to their parents.  My father disconnected his family when I was a teenager and I never saw him again.

These are pictures I found of me and my dad in happier times.  Connected times.

 

Vintage Labor Day Fun

Like many low middle class families back in the 1950’s, it was a much simpler and happier time.  Not many years out of the great depression, there weren’t a lot of distractions from the real world.  The waters were much cleaner back then and even the birds sang sweeter to me.

I wanted to share some of my early vacation pictures in Michigan.  The oldest of six children, one of my Aunt’s loved taking pictures of me when I was little so our family had a glut of baby and toddler pictures of just me or me with another family member.  We don’t have many pictures of my father because he took off when I was a teen so we don’t have any pictures as a family after the one where we at the park having a picnic.  My father was so fun and talented, but very impulsive with a drinking problem at times.  I wanted to post the few pictures I had of having fun with my father for Labor Day.

We used to camp all over the state of Michigan when we were not visiting my Aunt and Uncles cottage on Black Lake.  I only feel good when I am out in nature and still find myself walking the trails as often as I can taking pictures of the beauty I find.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

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Families come in all sizes but one thing they have in common is they are usually annoying, lol!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy

These are some of the things that make me happy.

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