Saturday, November 24, 2007

Baby TV (Christmas 1976)

The in-laws have been here all week, and the mother-in-law was kind enough to bring photos to scan in for the blog. I'll let Bradley post most of them and give you some background. But I wanted to get these up both as a moment to show how adorable Bradley was as a baby and as a warning to avoid watching too much TV.

Bradley's first TV:

Let's all say it together, Awww ....

(I vaguely remember those kiddie TV things -- I don't think I had one, but I think I had friends with them)

And here he is after too much TV:

That's right kids, be careful about watching too much TV -- and sitting too close to it.

We're happy to have all sorts of new photos from the Bradley family to share with you, so a big thanks to Ann for the help.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Footie pajamas

Grandma visiting us in Georgetown 1981-ish...

I always look at this picture and wish for footie pajamas. I always liked those ... they'd probably not work very well in south Florida, but still.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Joe Bradley and the Zuckermans, Emily Isaacson and Charlie the Dog

Okay, okay-- I know, I don't update this photo blog as often as Emily does. I'm an ass. But, to be fair, we do have a lot more pictures of Emily's family than of mine. This may change next week, though, if my mother brings photos with her when she comes for Thanksgiving.

Anyway, this first picture is of my dad, Joe Bradley, with Ed Zuckerman and three of his kids in, like, 1986 or 1987, I would guess. We've got the three kids-- Matthew, Billy, and Andy (clockwise from the left), my dad, and Ed.



We also have a picture of Emily with my parents' dog, Charlie. When he's not busy doing lewd things to pillows and stuffed animals, Charlie enjoys ice cream and potato chips. So he's just one of the family, is what I'm trying to say.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Ellen and Carl

Ellen and Carl Isaacson, sometime mid-1950s.




Pic thanks to my dad.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Pigtails

I like the prominence of my pigtails in this one.

The picture is from the playground at Maryville Elementary School in Georgetown, South Carolina (I think).

My, oh my, how blonde a child I was.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Thanksgiving, 1977ish



Since we're approaching Thanksgiving, I thought it appropriate to pull this one out. Left to right -- my dad Carl, my mom Barbara, my grandmother Ruthe, my Aunt Pat and my Uncle Kent.

It's the 70s. That's all I need to say.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Cook wedding photos



Eleanor and William Cook on their wedding day.

Monday, November 5, 2007

At the park in Chicago

When we were small, we made the annual trek to Chicago to see our grandparents. Some photos from the park:

Emily



And a few years later, Jon

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Family tombstones

Much of the Cooper family is buried in Doniphan, Kansas. There's not a whole lot to Doniphan -- the cemetery is one of the only things still in the town. But it has a beautiful view and is a peaceful place.



I enjoy cemeteries -- I love seeing the history on the tombstones. What I like about these is the inclusion of my own family's history.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Cook wedding photos



Bradley's grandmother Eleanor on her wedding day.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Aunt Dorothy

This picture shows my great aunt Dorothy (Cooper) Leighton in front of a building (Kansas state capitol, maybe?).

This is one of those typical family pictures -- "Hey, go stand in front of that and I'll take your picture."

This is only slightly less common than the "statue of some guy" pictures in the family albums.

Jon and I had this conversation this summer, while looking at his photos from India and Vietnam: "Who's that a statue of?" "I don't know. Some guy with a statue."

Seriously, it's an affliction.