Thursday, 9 August 2012

More from the Scanning Project - Everyone Was Reading All the Time!

In the course of scanning more old photographs recently, I was suddenly struck by the number of pictures I have of people in my family reading. For example, this is a picture of my sister Marilyn (right) and me, taken when Marilyn was about 8 or 9 and I was about 6 or 7 years old, reading something or other. The photo is a bit grainy but I really like it - very artsy. We both have our hands in our mouths while reading - food for thought?

Reading seemed to be something people in my family did together. In this photo, I am sitting with my father while reading what appears to be a comic book. I would guess I am about 4 or 5.

In this photo, my Mother and I are also reading a comic book. It is really hard to know for sure, but it looks like Little Lulu to me. A favourite when I was a child!

My parents, like many parents, made reading a bedtime story a ritual. In this photo, my mother is reading to my sister Marilyn (left), me, and my brother Paul (right), who has a popsicle or something in his mouth. Marilyn already has her pj's on, but it looks like Paul and I still needed to change into our jammies.

This is one of my favourites. It looks like my brother Paul (left) and sister Marilyn were reading a book or magazine but then were distracted by something interesting. I love the expressiveness of their feet!


Ronna said...

I wonder if this generation will have bedtime stories read to them?
Sweet photos. Love the ol' b&w pix!

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

These are wonderful pictures capturing the everyday of your past. Priceless. We have lots of "reading" pics too.

Jenny said...

We used to get boxes of discard books from a library. What a treat! We were (and still are) avid readers.Wonderful pics, brought back lots of happy memories.

Knatolee said...

Love these great old photos. Reading, my favourite activity!