joan in capri, italy

We're finishing off our week-long trip to Italy with a few more photographs taken by my grandfather Sid of my grandmother Joan in June of 1979. 

I love these photographs so much -- two of my very favorite people on vacation to one of my very favorite places in the world. My world collides in these photographs...my maternal grandparents enjoying the place where my parents and paternal grandparents (and great-grandparents if you remember that story) fell in love. How is that for a good family story?

One day I'll show these photographs to my children and grandchildren. They are true family heirlooms. 

 Joan with a horse and some pigeons in Rome, Italy. She loved all animals.

Joan with a horse and some pigeons in Rome, Italy. She loved all animals.

 Joan with my parents in Capri, Italy. They packed light for the occasion...ha! Check out the lime green car (Fiat?).

Joan with my parents in Capri, Italy. They packed light for the occasion...ha! Check out the lime green car (Fiat?).

 Joan exploring Capri, Italy.

Joan exploring Capri, Italy.

 My pretty grandmother. The colors in this one are so lovely. This is Italy to me -- terra cotta pots of flowers and sun-faded buildings with terraces and shutters.

My pretty grandmother. The colors in this one are so lovely. This is Italy to me -- terra cotta pots of flowers and sun-faded buildings with terraces and shutters.