vintage photos

You’re a grand old flag

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on July 6, 2014

“You’re a Grand Old Flag” was written by George M. Cohan for his 1906 stage musical “George Washington, Jr.” The song was introduced to the public in the play’s first act on opening night, February 6, 1906, in New York’s Herald Square Theater. It was the first song from a musical to sell over a […]


Anaheim picnic

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on June 22, 2014

My mom grew up in California, and her family continued to live there when she moved east for college (and then marriage and the rest of her life!). In the summer of 1968, when I would have been about 20 months and Phil 6 months, Mom took us to visit her family. In addition to […]


Greenfield Village

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on May 20, 2014

I’m so grateful that Mom and Dad always put in such effort to plan fun and educational summer vacations for us, like this one in August 1978 that included a day at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. In the left photo Phil and I are posing with a statue of President James A. Garfield, and […]



by Janice Daquila-Pardo on May 13, 2014

Somewhere along the line my brother came home with these big fake ears. He must have borrowed them from a friend because I think we only had them for this one evening. But we made the most of it because we took turns wearing them around and making lame hearing and ear jokes. I guess […]

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Sweet mother love

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on May 11, 2014

I live far from my dear mother, so because I can’t be with her today I spent a chunk of the day working on this layout about her love for me (and later my baby bro). I was about seven months old in this summer-of-1967 photo, which makes my mom 27 in it. Mom is […]