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Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sepia Saturday - 17- August 2013

"I really can't explain why, but the food we eat outside at picnics, especially with a campfire burning beside us, is the most delicious meal by far."


SEPIA SATURDAY



In honor of summer and the many memorable past picnics and all the future picnics, I'll share my "Sepia Saturday Ghost Post" next week.


Picnics come in incredible packages and are usually shared between family members, friends, co-workers, students or church groups and that's just to name a few.





Now in today's world, it's quite common (I know from experience) that one doesn't always have valuable time to prepare a precious hand-made meal from my own kitchen picnic and so we improvise.
 
 
 
Back in the old days, before the fast food joints you had to prepare your own meal, like below.



Is it me, or does this family appear as though they've been interrupted?







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Girlfriends sharing a picnic snack.



 
Many folks brought along their phonographs as well.
 
 
Of course, I should include those private picnics, with celebrities like Rita Hayworth snacking on a sandwich.
 
 
 
 
I am very curious to what device is to the left and what kind of doll, or monkey that could be next to her.
 

"Ah yes, picnics! Where you eat the most delicious food ever!  Yeah, the sandwiches are pretty good too."
 
 
It's not carved in stone saying you have to enjoy every picnic outside.
 
 
I'm sure everyone here at sometime or another gathered their family together at least once a year for a family reunion picnic, like the family below.
 
 
 
 
Company picnics were often like being in another world.
 
 
 
Ah yes, you could have lots of exciting if not silly things to do at picnics once you finished eating.
 
Just another reason why summertime is such a perfect season.
 
 
 
 
 
Believe it or not, many picnics, especially those most important family reunions, if they didn't have a photographer in the group they often hired one, and without question he or she always were treated to a delicious plate of food too.
 
 
 
 
 

Often times after everyone had their fill of eating, their picnic led to other activities......








I still believe even today, most of us are diligent in seeing that there are several picnics to enjoy before old man winter returns.  The more exciting activities to enjoy along with them the better.


I'll close with an oldie but favorite photo of mine, after a picnic at Valley Fair Amusement Park a little dress-up and old photograph time was in order.



This is me with my daughter sitting on my lap, and about one week before her younger brother was born.  We shared a great day together (before her new little brother) would arrive, just a mother and daughter day out!









For other Sepia Saturday posts go here

http://sepiasaturday.blogspot.com/2013/08/sepia-saturday-190-17-august-2013.html

20 comments:

Brett Payne said...

I'f you're hungry, even the most mundane food tastes good, right?

Cloudia said...

Tour De force, Girl!

Yeah, what was my twin Rita up to?

Lol

Aloha ha

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

The first McDonald's I ever ate at was in Tulsa, Oklahoma while on the way to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico in 1970. Regular hamburgers were a quarter, and I think I ate four.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

The first McDonald's I ever ate at was in Tulsa, Oklahoma while on the way to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico in 1970. Regular hamburgers were a quarter, and I think I ate four.

TexWisGirl said...

poor rita had to sit upright so her stomach wouldn't show a roll as she tried to appear 'relaxed' on the beach.

Max Sartin said...

Love those pictures, especially the McDonalds one and the one of you and your daughter. Cool stuff.

Alan Burnett said...

Marvellous picnic fayre. And I am still trying to identify that strange device in picture No. 5 which is why I keep having to go back and look at it, again and again.

Little Nell said...

Thank you for sharing this picnic hamper with us Karen. I too am curious as to what the device next to Rita is; I hope someone comes up with an answer. I've seen that lovely picture of you and you daughter before; no wonder it's a favourite.

Karen S. said...

Tex I was thinking the same thing! Too funny!

Karen S. said...

Alan, I'm sure a few more peeks at it and you'll surely get an answer! So please do share! Ha! Ha!

Karen S. said...

Little Nell, I was hoping some would remember it. I have it in an 8x10 in my living room, that and a few more with my other children are scattered about too. I love the memories of those days gone by.

darlin said...

Karen I love your post, I don't even remember the last picnic I was on, sure we've bbqed but picnic... hmmm not for many many moons.

BUT the good news is next month we are having a family picnic... YAY! I just hope family can show up, the more the merrier. And you're so right the food does taste so much better on a picnic, must be the fresh air. :-)

I love the last photo, now that's precious!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"I really can't explain why, but the food we eat outside at picnics, especially with a campfire burning beside us, is the most delicious meal by far."

I remember that from Boy Scout camping trips. Lord knows we weren't preparing anything exquisite (or likely, even decent)...but it tasted so darn good when we finally got around to eating.
~

Rosie said...

In the last picture, you mentioned a mother and daughter time. About 5 or 6 years ago, my adult daughter and I started having a mother/daughter weekend every summer. We always go to a different location every year and take lots of pictures. I am so glad we started, I think all mothers should do so with their adult daughters, I only have one, but a mother could take turns if she has more than one!!

Mike Brubaker said...

A nearly comprehensive compilation. But no ants?

And I'm sure Alan must be referring to that early version of the iPhone, rather than Rita's monkey. I've looked several times too.

Wendy said...

OH MY -- the early McDonalds! Now the new McD buildings are slick with only a nod to the arches.

Looking at all your photos makes me want to go on a picnic, but we're in a rainy week!

Joan said...

Wow, this fare of picnic pics is like going to the picnic and overeating -- wanting to sample everything twice, til canna tell which I like the most -- tho the sandwich eating boy is high on the list.

Jackie van Bergen said...

A great fun post and a great collection of photos

Bob Scotney said...

You have me worried - does anybody really take fast food on a picnic. Surely that's cheating. Great collection of photos, Karen,

TICKLEBEAR said...

Now you got me in the mood for a picnic, as long as it is with crystal for the wine and good china plates for the food. I don't do plastic, styrofoam or those sporks...
:D~
HUGZ