I’m participating in Sally Russick’s (The Studio Sublime) ‘focus on life: 52 weeks’ photography blog hop. Our prompt for this week is “All Wrapped Up.” Sally gave us many definitions of wrap both as a verb and a noun—and wrapped it up by saying, ‘Are you all wrapped up in warmth or are you diving into a dessert that is all wrapped up in yummy goodness? You have a prompt that has many different meanings, grab the camera and show us how you are interpreting “all wrapped up”!’
I’ve been wrapped up in memories this week. An unexpected call from someone I haven’t spoken to in 40 years brought so many memories—good ones—flooding back. And another unexpected gift of photos from someone else connected to that time was the icing on the cake.
The person who called me is Shirley. She was in the Peace Corps on Palau and became a family friend. I grew up on Guam and for several years we spent part of the summer on Palau. Shirley also visited us on Guam on her way between Palau and stateside. These photos are from around 1969 or 1970 on Palau. I would have been 12 or 13.
Shirley lives in Washington now and we’re hoping to have a “family” reunion soon along with Darlene and Paul (who sent the photos). They are a richest part of my memories of that time. So I’m all wrapped up in memories as I unwrap this gift from the past.
Note: the photos were sent digitally so I did crop and brighten them up.
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