Sunday, July 10, 2011

Summer Stock Sunday - 36










Robin's Summer Stock Sunday meme continues - she invites all to post summery photos and visit other bloggers who share their feelings and memories about this magical season.

After a few weeks off of posting to this meme while I was away in New York City, I'm continuing with my vintage look at summer.













This shot was taken in the late 1960s on Centre Island in Toronto, Ontario.

My late father-in-law was a member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, and every summer my husband and his brothers and sister would enjoy the union family day out at Center Island, an easily-accessible oasis of small-town vibe a ferry ride away from the downtown core of Toronto.

For the thirteen years I lived there, I always cherished every day trip out to Centre Island. It runs the gamut from an amusement park area to a serene wildness area, gorgeous beaches and a fairy-tale cottage village where residents have the best of both worlds - a lake view, a cityscape view, only foot traffic, century-ago peace-and-quiet, with all the amenities of a metropolis at one's fingertips.

Shown in the picture, L to R:

My sister-in-law Karen, brother-in-law Ken, peeking out behind is my husband Brad, brother-in-law Jeff, mother-in-law Joan and Brad's late Grandma Smith (otherwise known as Esther.)

7 comments:

Mama Pajama said...

wow, your blog looks great! thanks for your comment on my Summer stock sanpshots - as always, your vintage photos evoke a quieter time, drawing me in with the volumes they speak in their silence...

Robin said...

What an idyllic sounding spot, I can see why those are memories to treasure.

What fun to head down to NYC, I'm jealous. I never make it back home anymore since my folks retired and moved from NY to New England.

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Leora said...

"gorgeous beaches and a fairy-tale cottage village" - you make it sound wonderful. Glad you have such good memories.

SouthLakesMom said...

Lovely photo and memories. Thank you for sharing!

Akelamalu said...

Nice memories Julia and nice photo. :)

hip-chick said...

What a sweet picture. I miss the days when women wore dresses all the time.

Sharyn said...

Is that The Queen on the far right? Sure looks like it could be.