Monday, November 29, 2010

They've Got The Brittingham Eyes


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Those Brittingham Eyes


Oh The Pictures We Find....



Marty Graduation May 1993 Colby College
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Home Made Turkey Day!







Andrew's Sweet Potato Casserole
Andrew's Broccoli and Califlower Casserole

Mom's Oyster Dressing

 Andrew's Turkey Gravy
Andrew's Mashed Potatoes
 Carving the Turkey
Mazie's Thanksgiving Plate
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Sunday, November 21, 2010

What Was A Brittingham Christmas Like? Take a look 1957 Western Auto Christmas Catalog!








Lots of toys for good little girls and boys! As soon as the Christmas catalog came out we spent hours combing the pages of  "what to ask for" because after all we each only got ONE thing. So by the time Christmas day came that catalog was completely in shambles! But each one of us ALWAYS got the one big thing we wanted and Mom and Dad made sure of that!

Decorating for Christmas




On Nov 7th Barbara and Marilyn went to the cemetery to decorate for Christmas and for Marty's birthday which was Dec. 29th. In the Brittingham family Christmas was a very special time we all looked forward to, because after all it was the only time of the year we got gifts! Again, Dad would get store credit at Western Auto and we ALWAYS had the BEST EVER Christmas's! It took Dad and Mom all year to pay the Christmas presents off and then they would start again! So we honor Mom, Dad and Marty with the holiday season they loved.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

For Dad, His Birthday November 19th


Today was Dad's birthday, he was always the happiest when we were all together. This picture at Barbara's was their 50th wedding anniversary. What Dad wanted on his birthday was only visit or phone calls from all of us. If he saw or heard from all of us "kids" as he called us he would say "it was a good birthday. If we got him a gift it was a set of Old Spice, which he would rave over! Dad was not perfect and probably did a lot of things wrong in his life but he always made sure us "kids" had a nice clean home, nice clean clothes and plenty of food. He would provide this by working 2-3 jobs and taking out store credit where he could. If he took out store credit he ALWAYS paid it back. He was a proud man and a good man. He was a true "Dad" I miss Dad's phone calls and there are times when I just want to call him, he was always a "comfort" to talk to, he tried his best to understand what was going on in my life and would never give advice, he would just listen.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Lazy Sun afternoons with Mom when I was a teenager




I remember a few Sunday afternoons where everyone was gone but me and Mom. Dad would go check the buildings (they cleaned on Fri evening and Sat. but Dad ALWAYS checked on Sun just in case someone had worked over the weekend) he wanted the offices perfectly clean on Mon. mornings. Mom and I would make Tuna Noodle Casserole and watch The Twight Light Zone on TV.  It was a very special time for me.


Mom's Tuna Noodle and Mushroom Soup Casserole

8  Large Servings (remember this serves 6 kids and 2 parents-although I do not think we could get Dad to eat this stuff!) so if you use this recipe cut in half!

Cook until tender:
4 cups noodles

Drain -Pour 6 cupfuls of cold water over them. Drain them again. Drain the contents of:
2 cans tuna fish: 7 oz.

Separate it with a fork into large flakes. Be careful not to mince it as that isn't nearly as good. Grease an oven-proof dish. Arrange a layer of noodles, then sprinkle it with fish and so on. Have noodles on top. Pour over this mixture the contents of:

2 cans condensed mushroom soup: 10 and one-half ounces

2  cups canned peas drained

1 & 1/2 cups of  milk

Cover the top with:
Buttered white day old bread slices-break in pieces

Bake the dish in a hot oven (450 degrees) until the top is brown.

Then go watch old Twlight Light TV shows!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Bumping up and down in my little red wagon

Bumping up and down in my little red wagon


Bumping up and down in my little red wagon

Bumping up and down in my little red wagon

Won’t you be my darling

One wheel’s off and the axels broken

One wheel’s off and the axels broken

One wheel’s off and the axels broken

Won’t you be my darling

We’re gonna fix it with a screwdriver

We’re gonna fix it with a screwdriver

We’re gonna fix it with a screwdriver

So that we can ride it

Bumping up and down in my little red wagon

Bumping up and down in my little red wagon

Bumping up and down in my little red wagon

Won’t you be my darling



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Lolipops and Rain Boots

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FINALLY! A picture of Marty and Me and The Kids!

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Lean on me

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We Are Family

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Gram K and The Kids

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