About Me

An avid people & pet photographer, this blog is an easier way to share stories and photos with family and friends that are scattered across the globe. I'm a blonde who finally went back to her natural color after years of being a redhead. I'm in love with photography, reading, movies, live music, history and my Italian Greyhound Dante. Born in Norway, I've been living in SoCal since I was five. {Photo by Nancy Orozco}

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By the Pool

{The latest installment of my Memories series}

I have soooo many fond memories of pool days from my childhood. We were fortunate in that we'd moved into a gated townhome community that was originally designed for retirees, so there was something like six pools and at least one stayed heated all year long.

We spent countless hours in the pool and spa, year round, sometimes even in the rain. My dad has always had a bad back so he would swim laps for his workouts. Lars grew up so fearless and used to the water that as a toddler he would jump in before checking to see if someone was there to catch him! (Luckily he had this amazing 1920s-style swimsuit that had a built-in floatie...I gotta find a photo of it!)

We would warm up after swims like this - under our towels, soaking up the heat of the concrete. So peaceful. The pools were the only things I really missed about our house when we moved after I finished sixth grade.

Hooray for growing up in southern California!


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Reader Comments (3)

Remember how Auntie Lidvor liked to swim at night whenever they visited?

January 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMytimom

how sweet + lovely! thanks for sharing!

xo Alison

Yay for happy childhood memories! I love the photo. It brings back times from my own childhood.

January 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristine

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