Long ago on the Beach… with family

1960 at Long Beach Peninsula, Washington.  Cars on the Beach
The Day We Almost Got Swept Away at Long Beach Peninsula

Happy crazy memories tickle my fancy as I look at this long forgotten photo recently scanned. Mom and Dad in the Station Wagon, and my sister and her hubby and kids in the other car. I would guess it was about 1962 or ’63, at Long Beach Peninsula in Washington State. That looks like part of my brother-in-law’s wet suit on top of the car. He and my dad spent a lot of the day out fishing, while the moms and kids played in the sand and waves. Of course the men had the car keys in their pockets… and no one could find them when the tide started coming in. There the cars sat… I am sure Dad thought they parked up far enough from the water. I was only 4 or 5, but I remember that water getting closer and closer, until it was lapping at the wheels and still a’ comin’. Mom and Sis (she was 24 years older than me) were getting a bit frantic looking for the guys, and watching us little kids. The water was up around the cars when some people came to help, and dragged the cars up farther on the beach and out of the water. My memories are from a child’s perspective, and so I am not clear about the details, but oh boy we were all so grateful! You can just imagine what happened when the men showed back up all oblivious! Good thing Mom was a kind soul who did not like to yell and fight. Needless to say the guys felt properly chagrined and we were all so happy to drive safely back off that beach!

Here we are at home around 1960, my nephew and myself are the children with my Sister, and the lamb I had forgotten all about! Sure wish I could remember it’s name.

Published by Starlisa Black Photography

My mother taught me to love the world around me… and if I can help others to see with new eyes by showing that beauty through photography. I have accomplished my hearts goal . Husum, WA is my childhood home and I consider home to be anywhere from Mount Adams to the Columbia River. I give thanks to my parents for their love for Nature and God. Starlisa.smugmug.com My work can be found online in full on Flickr, and while I am not set up to sell on that site, if you find a print of any size or style you wish to inquire about simply email me and I can send you a price list of prints by themselves or framed or mounted on foam core, gallery wraps, and standouts. I also license my photos for use in magazines, travel brochures and for web site use, and have been published several times. During the summer I am often at Saturday Market in Trout Lake or Hood River with my Note Cards and Prints You can also find me on Google as Darlisa Black, and on Facebook as Starlisa Black Photography www.flickr.com/photos/starlisa Starlisa.Black@gmail.com Thank you for Viewing…

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