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A Rare Beauty: CoG 74

A Rare BeautyCog74 05-10-22 (36)

As soon as I saw the subject for this carnival I knew there was only one picture I needed.  To the best of my recollection I never saw my mother, Lois Orand Cheek, in a swimsuit.   The only evidence to the contrary is this photo.  As you can see she was not even Dad’s major interest in this shot and could easily have been cropped out.  She did not particularly like the water and  was never again photographed in a swimsuit.

I am the younger boy in the picture, two-three years old, and do not remember this day at the beach.   I don’t know if my big brother James remembers anything about that day or not.  I’ll give him a chance to comment on this after it is posted.

The beach is in the Philippines and was taken around 1947.  Dad, an Army major,  was transferred to the Philippines shortly after WW2 and we joined him there in 1946.  I do have a few other shots taken that day, but none that actually show the swimsuit.  The jeep in the background was our regular transportation.

Unfortunately, I have very few memories of our time in the Philippines, most of my Army brat memories came after this.  But I do have most of the slides and pictures that Dad took to help me connect to that time in our life.  And fortunately, Dad was a prolific photographer.

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Wordless Wednesday: Make My Day

Make my day!

Make my day!

“Make My Day” Digital Image. Photographed March 10, 2007, Midwest City, OK . Privately held by Richard O. Cheek, Midwest City, OK, 2009.

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Wordless Wednesday: We’re Worried About Emma

    

Worried About Emma

“Worried About Emma!” Digital Image. Photographed May 25, 2009, Midwest City, OK . Privately held by Richard O. Cheek, Midwest City, OK, 2009.

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Wordless Wednesday: Little Girls Are Made Of!

Little Girls Are Made Of!

Little Girls Are Made Of!

 

“Little Girls Are Made Of!” Digital Image. Photographed May 17, 2009, Midwest City, OK . Privately held by Richard O. Cheek, Midwest City, OK, 2009.

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Wordless Wednesday: Tongue Twister!

Tongue Twister

Tongue Twister

“Tongue Twister” Digital Image. Photographed May 8, 2009, Midwest City, OK . Privately held by Richard O. Cheek, Midwest City, OK, 2009.

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Posted by on 13 May 2009 in Uncategorized, wordless Wednesday

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Prom Nite ’63

 

Prom Nite '63

Prom Nite '63

“Prom Nite ’63” Digital Image. Photographed May 1963, Midwest City, OK . Privately held by Richard O. Cheek, Midwest City, OK, 2009.

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Posted by on 29 April 2009 in Uncategorized, wordless Wednesday

 

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Kreativ Blogger Award

Thanks to Yogurt Moon for passing the Kreativ Blogger award on to me.  I am honored.

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The Rules:

“List 7 things that you love, and then pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you love! Be sure to tag them and let them know that they have won. You can copy the picture of the award and paste it on your sideboard letting the whole world know…you are Kreativ.”

 

  1. I love going away with my friend on Saturday morning.
  2. I love listening to the Smothers Brothers with the family.
  3. I love the music Bob chooses to play at family get-togethers.
  4. I love having six of the world’s greatest children and three of the world’s greatest GRANDdaughters.
  5. I love Dylan music sung PP&M&JB.
  6. I love looking through thousands of old pictures and remembering the stories of nearly all of them.
  7. I love the way Dee tries to fit his over-sized body into the recliner with me.

I pass the Kreativ Blog Award to

the McCartys 
Corey
Derek
Sherry
Suzy
Laurie
Linda

 

 
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Posted by on 24 April 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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