Friday, October 17, 2008

PhotoHunt: Family - Strategic Air Command

My father, fourth from the left. (Back in the mists of time...)



Motto: Peace is our profession.

We lived on Beale Air Force Base, California, when I was a little girl. Then my father retired and we came to Australia, and he built a 41 foot trimaran. But that's another story.

This is my latest entry.

50 comments:

Lilly's Life said...

What a great contribution Leslie to this week's Photo Hunt. It seems like fun but not sure I could keep up with it. Is Beale Air Force Base in the UK? And he built a 41 foot trimaran? How amazing. You must share that story some time. Have you ever regretted moving to Australia do you think? I have German heritage on my Dad's side but strangely I maintain I felt more at home in Italy not Germany. I love the design of this photo setting too. You really are very clever.

Trekcapri said...

Hi Leslie, wonderful theme photo selection. I had no idea that your dad was in the Strategic Air Command before moving to Australia. Thanks so much for sharing that with us.

That is a wonderful photo. I loved your design. That's so neat how the background has the photo on it too! Very cool.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

I love this old photo and what you did with it. Family is a great theme this week.

Annie said...

Love the way this design looks, very nice! Have a nice weekend and happy photo hunting!

H e n r i c k said...

Wow.. a very nice old photo with a pretty design there. They should be like a family together in the Air Force :)

Enjoy the family week.

Gerry said...

Well that explains the affection for Pop Tarts. I'd wondered . . .

jams o donnell said...

Great shot. My dad was aircrew too but in the RAF during WWII. Happy weekend

Mar said...

Lovely shot but I'd love to hear about the trimaran :)
Happy weekend !!

Photo Cache said...

This is such a precious memento of days gone by. Thanks for sharing this.

Sue said...

Now that is one cool looking shot! I love the way you displayed it :)

Expat Traveler said...

I'm scratching my head wondering how you guys retired and moved to Australia of all places.. Very cool story behind it all. I too used to live in California, just a bit south (2hrs)..

Carver said...

That's a wonderful photograph and take on the theme. Great that you have that.

pat said...

Great choice for this week and I always love your scrapbooking effects!

Happy Weekend.

mama meji said...

I'm sure this photo brings back wonderful memories of living in the Base. Have a lovely day!

Snap2Days said...

Great motto and shot of your father with the Air Force.

Napaboaniya said...

Nice framings :)
Wishing you and your family a happy weekend!

leslie said...

What a great shot today! My father was in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WW2! :D

YTSL said...

Where's the cool motto from? The particular squadron? Also, from California to Australia: get the feeling that's not a very usual move! :)

heartbeats said...

hello, happy hunting... mine is up!

jmb said...

You immigrated to Australia while I emigrated from Austalia.
Nice memory photo of your father for this theme. Have a good weekend.

FickleMinded said...

wow! what a wonderful photo you got for today!
thanks for visiting mine.

Heart of Rachel said...

Thank you for sharing this special photo of your father. I admire people who embrace peace.

Bonggamom said...

That's a lovely vintage photo and great scrapbooking layout!

Corey~living and loving said...

great choice for the theme. Love the scrapbook page. lovely.
happy weekend.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

I love history in pictures

PastorMac's Ann said...

What a terrific old photo. Love it (and your scrapbook borrow which is perfect). What a treasure to have. I have a picture of my father when he was in the Navy in WWII packed away somewhere. He was just a teenager then.

Happy Hunting!

earthlingorgeous said...

This is a wonderful photo! Wow your dad a member of the US Strategic Air Command! That is superb! Excellent choice for the family theme

The Social Frog said...

Great picture!

Shinade said...

Leslie this is absolutely outstanding.

So many memories. I think you did a fabulous job with the theme.

My son-in-law is Army...but, don't hold that against me okay...lol?

Mine is up here.

http://shinade.blogspot.com/2008/10/photohunt-family.html

Happy week end:-)

satkuru said...

loved how you executed for this week's theme. the arrangement definitely suited well with the theme family :)

Daisy said...

That is a really great photo. You must feel proud when you look at it! And I especially like the their motto.

Dragonstar said...

Excellent choice Leslie!

gen/entry here said...

Very good take this week's theme. Brave soldiers...TC

inyang said...

nice take on this week's theme :)

Forever Foster said...

This is a really cool kit! It's a great photo to have. We live about 10 minutes from the Army base in Townsville now. Sometimes I think it would be nice if there was on-base accomodation, for that community feel.

RJ Flamingo said...

Love your take on the theme - the military is a family - no better example of people taking care of one another!

Stop by if you get the chance - I had to be a bit different!
http://flamingofotos.blogspot.com

Sarge Charlie said...

g'day Leslie, that is my kind of family.......

marta said...

Nice tribute to your father and family. Nothing like growing up in the central valley, eh?

Sammawow said...

What a wonderful picture for the Family Theme! And I loved the dragon story you told at dragonstar's blog!

Randi said...

That's a wonderful theme photograph and take on the theme. I love your design!
Have a great weekend!

Cathi said...

I love your photo and how it tells a story. I like how you have scrapbooked it too. I'm so glad I found your blog today!!

Clara said...

Great picture! My dad was in the Air Force when it was still the Army Air Corp. He was in pilot training when WWII ended and they sent him home.

Cindy said...

I'm sure you treasure this photo. Great entry for the theme this week!
My Family

Mrs Mecomber said...

Wow, sounds like you have seen some adventure! I'd love to read your story!

I have some very vintage photos up for my Photo Hunt today! I hope you can get a chance to see and leave your link.
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-family/

girasoli said...

Very cool photo!!!

Deana said...

What a wonderful old photograph. You're lucky to have something that precious of your father that is historical as well!

dmarks said...

I just now saw your San Marco picture. Did you get mobbed by pigeons? I was there the year before.

Annie said...

Great photo, and great framing of the photo also. My Dad was in the RAF to do his National Service back n the late Fifties

Amazing Gracie said...

What a wonderful website! I loved the photo of your aeroman... It would appear that you have many stories to tell.
I appreciate your visit for Photo Hunt...I really want to return and read more.
~~~Blessings~~~

Tracey said...

What a great picture and it sounds like you have lived an exciting life. I grew up in the same house my entire life!