Wayback Wednesday: Nose-to-Nose

Eileen and Grandpa McG, c. 1977
Eileen and Grandpa McG, c. 1977

My sister (and occasional co-blogger) Eileen’s birthday is Saturday, so in advance of that auspicious occasion, she gets today’s Wayback Wednesday post. Mom sent this picture – along with quite a few others – when she was passing along the pictures from Dad’s trip to the Super Bowl. It was a new one to me, though it certainly isn’t the only photo I’ve seen of Eileen and Grandpa looking adorable. We’ve always joked that Eileen was his “retirement project” and she was certainly the apple of his eye.

In this photo, they appear to be doing what we would have called “Eskimo kisses” at the time – rubbing their noses together – but that just sounds like something one doesn’t say in this day and age. What are we calling this now?

Anyway, happy birthday in advance, little sister. Hope it’s a happy one!

(Oh, and speaking of birthdays, today is my friend Rudi’s… If you feel so inclined, swing on over to his piece of the Internet and wish him a happy one!)

4 thoughts on “Wayback Wednesday: Nose-to-Nose

  1. Mom May 16, 2012 / 9:15 pm

    This is indeed an adorable moment!! I miss my Dad so much! HE had TWO “apples” and TWO “eyes”. Grandpa DOTED on you both!! How lucky you were. And, your Bro too! All of you were his and Grandma’s “projects”. G R A N D S 😊😊😊

  2. Common loon May 16, 2012 / 10:00 pm

    I specifically remember the “retirement project” reference directed towards Eileen. I also remember being a little jealous of how involved your grandparents were in ALL of your lives (they even invested in us – a testament to their character and love!). What a blessing (smile on my face as I type).

  3. Eileen May 17, 2012 / 4:16 pm

    Thanks sis 🙂 Its funny that you picked this picture as we do lots of nose kisses these days in our house. James loves them. Thought they can be a bit fast and a little violent in you’re not careful 🙂

    And I think I got the retirement project moniker in the same way James technically has – grandpa retired within weeks of my birth (as did mom w/James). But I think they thought we all were pretty groovy!

  4. Mom May 17, 2012 / 8:08 pm

    Groovy — YES!!! But I am not close enough geographically to dote often enough!!!

    Let’s try nose kisses next time on “FaceTime” !!

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