Wednesday Flashback – Santa Fe early 1960’s

Santa Fe - early 1960's

I’ve been a bad blogger lately and I’m sorry. I’ve been traveling. I used to prepare posts in advance for that but I don’t generally any longer. I like the interchange and conversations with other bloggers and it is hard to do when I am on the road or visiting somebody. Plus it is nice to get away a little bit and refresh and get more ideas and photographs and stuff.

The family went up to Idaho for a family reunion and to visit my Dad and we had a great time and I’ll be posting about the trip in the coming days. 

I took my fancy schamancy all purpose scanner with me and scanned several hundred of Dad’s slides from the 1950’s and 60’s while I was there. The above photo is one of them. The little girl is my sister Ellen (Check out her blog News from the “Pole” Yard), then me to the left, and brother Bob to the right. It is on the square in Santa Fe and I’m guessing that it is 1962 or 1963. Santa Fe back then was a tourist town sure but real people lived there back then and they did their shopping downtown in amongst the tourist shops. 

Note the 29 cent hamburgers, and the guys walking down the street with their cowboy hats on. Also note the rolled up cuffs on the jeans Bob and I are wearing. Anyway, there has not been a dime store on the square in Santa Fe for decades and I’m sure that it is some sort of expensive art gallery now. Hamburgers are probably a bit more than 29 cents also.

14 thoughts on “Wednesday Flashback – Santa Fe early 1960’s

  1. Coffeypot

    I go back even further, in the 50’s with Davy Crockett Coonskin caps and t-shirs. And 10 cnt hamburgers (11 cts if you wanted cheese.)

  2. Sylvia K

    What a great shot and how cute all three of you were — still are in your own way!! Always good to see you back online! Hope your week is going well! Have a fun July 4th!!

  3. Leedslass

    I love old family photographs. This new technology is all well and good but what happened to old fashioned written letters or snapshots as above? What will the grandchildren pore over in the distant future?

  4. Jennifer A. Jilks

    Isn’t this fun? You’ll be so happy you worked with the photos and talked to family about them.
    My mother is gone and I have many questions about my photos. I have burned some. They mean nothing to anyone alive.

  5. Jeanie

    That is a great picture from that era. What great memories for your family. I think Tulsa maybe had a Woolworths downtown back then, but TG&Y was our neighborhood dime store.

  6. Sandy Carlson

    Very cool! Is your scanner fast? Mine pokes along, so I pick and choose from the oldies but goodies….

    I hope you had a great trip.

    (I’ve been a horrendous blogger lately, but I plan to mend my ways now that a course I took is over e and there are two weeks before the next one begins!)

  7. Leedslass

    As someone who is much nearer 80 than 18 – may I suggest you young ones ask we senior those questions which only we can answer. I keep telling my children that (they’re just kids in their fifties). I’m lucky to have a crumbling body, rather than a crumbling brain but when I’m gone no one’s going to know what’s what about the family.

  8. Jill of All Trades

    Oh I LOVE it! Our oldest is a scanning fool lately putting everything, and I mean EVERYTHING on that “new” scanner. I say new because she has done so much that the old one flat broke, she wore it out!

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