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An old family photo

Just a little personal history I wanted to share……

I was finally unpacking the last trunk that I brought with me to Babbage when I found this old photo of my grandparents, Celestine and Tachirou Ying. I wondered where I had put it and I’m relieved that it did not get lost in the move.

Grandfather is such a card, and apparently he always has been. Fortunately grandmother has an equally eccentric sense of humor.


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    • Kimika Ying Kimika Ying November 6, 2010

      laughs, “He has such large, dark eyes. Yes.”  :P   

  1. Bianca Namori Bianca Namori November 6, 2010

    I was going to go with his ruggish good looks, but eyes will work too.

    • Ceejay Writer Ceejay Writer November 7, 2010

      Ruggish!  Is that a man who is roguish and rugged?

  2. Sky Netizen Sky Netizen November 6, 2010

    Fascinating, Kimika! No wonder your…adventurous spirit runs so deep!

    Your personal history inspired me to do some digging within my own trunk where I unearthed this photograph…

    Great Uncle Edmund Netizen was quite the practical jokester. His wife and sisters were ever unable to make the man act seriously. I always thought him to have a brilliant sense of humor. He evidently had an affinity to the finer art of tree climbing as well, which may explain my attraction to the green leafy things.

    *chuckles* I remember how I came into possession of this photograph. My father was never very fond of it since it showed him in what was his most hated childhood attire (he’s the one to the right of Grandfather Rufus Netizen, the sitting gent). Can’t say I blame him.

    • Kimika Ying Kimika Ying November 7, 2010

      Thank you for sharing that, Sky!  I suspect my grandfather and your great uncle would have gotten along famously. Your father’s outfit is just precious. I can understand why he hated it. *grins*

    • Ceejay Writer Ceejay Writer November 7, 2010

      Uncle Edmund probably coined the phrase “I may be going out on a limb here, but….”

      My own Great Uncle “Spike” was an inventor, and a very logical guy.  He was once involved in an accident with a rice picking machine, but it didn’t dampen his passion for machinery!  He lived a long life – and prospered.

  3. Kimika Ying Kimika Ying March 30, 2011

    Two more early pictures of Grandfather Ying:

    Taking the plunge!


    The underwater Euphonium experiments.

    He said that the low frequency sounds tended to attract sharks, so he didn’t pursue development of this invention.


  4. Kimika Ying Kimika Ying March 3, 2012

    Another old family photo: Grandfather Tachirou Ying’s winter motorcycle. It looks like it would be fun, but cold! 


    • Tepic Harlequin Tepic Harlequin March 3, 2012

      Hey Miss Ying! That’s a lot like my family pictures!

  5. Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon March 3, 2012

    Sadly my Grandfather is somewhat less charismatic…




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