August 11, 2007

A bientôt!

My 90 year old mother has a small health problem (just back from hospital) and I will join her for a while, so I’m off to Sweden for a week or two – most probably disconnected from the blogging world!

I guess you are curious to see my old mother? You can see her on these two photos. On this first one, she is number two from the right, singing (or rather smiling), with her father on the violin and the oldest sister (100 years in November) at the piano. Below, you can see her on the left, listening to the radio, with her mother, two sisters and a brother. (They were 10 kids.)She has today more or less the same haircut (it was different in between); only the hairs are a bit greyer.

The photos must be from the early 20’s.

See you soon – and keep on blogging!

Being absent for some time, I thought I should give you some reading so I made six posts today, maybe one for each two days’ absence? So, if and when you have the time, please go downwards.

37 comments:

GMG said...

All the best! Hope your mother recovers soon. 90 years, my father's age... but your aunt 100 is incredible isn't it! Hope you all will have a great party that day! Taking into account the family history, you have a great long future ahead of you. Enjoy! ;)
Thanks for the other posts. Great job! Look forward to seeing you back!
Gil

lyliane said...

Bon rétablissement à ta maman et bon courage à toi Peter, à bientôt, je t'embrasse.

hpy said...

Halsa din mamma. Och krama om henne oksa.

Zhang said...

See you soon.

oldmanlincoln said...

Have a nice vacation and say hello to your mother. Abraham Lincoln sends his best wishes.

Gosh. My genes are not nearly as good as your genes. My relatives were gone in the late 70s and 80s. You got a ways to go Peter.

I enjoyed your photos of your family. Nice to see some things like the ear phones listening to the radio.

I am thinking about taking a break but staying home.

See you when you return.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Shionge said...

Hiya Peter...I hope your Mom is well and fine.

What a wonderful picture Peter, family bonding through music absolutely marvellous :D

lyliane said...

Dans les yeux de ta maman, je suis sure d'y avoir reconnu les tiens et ceux de Paloma.Malheureusement je n'ai plus beaucoup de vieilles photos, car elles étaient rares à cette époque, mais j'ai les photos de mon arrière grand mère et de maman quand elle était jeune dans ma tête.
bises.

Azer Mantessa said...

woooooo

sis on piano and dad on violin ... i like!!!

Leena said...

You are doing the most important journey to your mom, I think. I send warm thoughts to both of you.
You are ½ year older than I am, but my mother has died already 1985.So many things stayed over asking or telling.
You can do it in correct way, I know that!
With best wishes, Leena

Chuckeroon said...

Wishing you all well, Peter.

Ex-Shammickite said...

I hope you have a pleasant trip to Sweden, Peter, and that your mother's health improves quickly. I am sure that once she sees you, she will feel better. I love the old family photos, they are precious treasures. And it's interesting to note that your mother is from a musical family.... do you play a musical instrument of any kind?

Matritensis said...

Just a beautiful pictures!!
Best wishes

Keshi said...

aww Peter I hope ur mum gets better soon. And u hv some quality time with her, all the best n TC!

Pics r too beautiful...ur mum is a gorgeous woman! look at her beautiful smile!

HUGGGGGGGGGGGZ au revoir!
Keshi.

Cuckoo said...

All the Best !!
Hope she gets better very soon. Spend some quality time with your mother.

And wow ! what a beautiful girl she was and she still would be. Thanks for sharing those pictures. Her smile... ummmm

Au revoir. A bientôt.

richard said...

Give your mother my regards Peter - I hope it is only a small health problem and I would be very grateful if I manage to reach the age of 90 with only small health problems! She looks mischievous and impish in the photos, which are great family documents

Olivier said...

j'espere que les problemes de coeur de ta mere ne sont pas trop grave. j'ai adore voir ces deux vieilles photos, elles sont superbes. a bientot

Sonia said...

First of all I hope your mother recovers very soon.

Just beautiful photos, Peter! Your mother looks adorable,lovely and also all the family!

90 years old! 100 years old! You belong to a longevity family!

Bon voyage! See you soon!

MONA said...

wow! Those are some beautiful pictures! what a coincidence I have been with my mom too these past few days!

Your new camera has captured the finest of details if the leaves & the rose flowers. I love the results!

& Paloma the pegion looks beautiful as does the banana tree :)

ruth said...

All the best to your beautiful mother, Peter. Thank you for posting these incredible photos, which just tickle me to no end. They are treasures.

isabella said...

What precious photos! Wishing all the best to the lady with a sweet smile :-)

My grandma lived to be 96 - and to the last day, she would not start on her dinner without a small shot of vodka!

What's your family's secret of longevity?

Azer Mantessa said...

hope eveything is well over on ur side.

Shionge said...

Hiya Peter..just dropping by to see that everything is well & fine.

Catch you!

Emily Lin said...

Hope your mum will be feeling fine. Tell us how she's going when you're back. We miss you. =)

April said...

Oh, again I have been absent from the Internet for some days. I hope, my best wishes for you and your mother will follow you all along the way to Sweden. I send my best thoughts for the health of your mother and hope everything will be fine again.

April said...

P.S. thanks for your wonderful photos. I love those vintage views.

Alex said...

These family pictures are GREAT and lovely; and most of all thye are filled with happiness. They capture so well the atmosphere of these old days and are quite interesting. I love them. Your parents definitively had wonderful ways to entertain themselves with music and first transistor… Thanks for sharing them with us and we hope your mother feels better by now. Our best wishes to her.
Take care

Mélisse said...

J'adore les photos qui reflètent le quotidien d'une époque et celles-ci sont stupéfiantes, la radio est incroyable ! Une famille d'artistes on dirait, ça ne m'étonne pas ;-).
J'espère que la santé de ta mère s'améliore, certainement que la présence de son fils ne pourra lui faire que du bien !

Kate said...

All the best for your mother's health and future! Love the photos because it is a glimpse of a different time. The technology certainly has changed!

Cergie said...

Je reviens aujourd'hui et tu n'es pas encore rentré.... Je vais suivre ton conseil et y aller doucement avec le blogging.
J'ai mon plus jeune fils à la maison et celà jusqu'à demain, alors je vais en profiter car rien ne vaut l'amour d'une mère pour son enfant
Tu as rendu un bel hommage à celle qui a fait que tu es celui que tu es devenu, qui a su te donner son amour et te laisser partir loin d'elle...
Tu as une bien jolie famille, Peter
J'espère que tu vas bien et que ta Maman va bien...

A bientôt...

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Ming_the_Merciless said...

I hope your mom feels better.

I look forward to more exciting photos from you...in Sweden or Paris.

preeti said...

hope you see her recover soon
wishes........

Drama Div@ said...

I'm really sorry, Peter. I hope things take a turn for the better, somehow. I'll pray for your mother, yourself, and your family. things will get better, just keep believing. and keep strong.

alice said...

J'espère que tout va pour le mieux. A bientôt, Peter.

krystyna said...

Amazing souvenirs!

black feline said...

sorry to hear that..I believe she is back in the pink especially with your TLC...Tender Loving Care

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