Sunday, April 06, 2008

Back in the Day I

My Mom in Florida just sent me three small boxes of photos from the golden years of Saipan (aka my childhood). I'm not going to post all of them, but I will pick out some of my favorites over the next couple of weeks.

This is Back in the Day I. I welcome my fellow bloggers to post their own Back in the Day. No rules. No tagging. Just post some old pictures and write whatever you want to write about them.
Father and Son: My father was 30 years old when this picture was taken. I was two months old. I'll be 30, gulp, later this year, but I don't think I'll be holding any infants any time soon.

Ramon G Villagomez and Donna OConnorA small family: Back then I was the only kid in town...except for my older sister living with her Mom in Guam. Little did we know that 5 brothers and another sister (and the accompanying divorce and remarriages) were in our future.

Anatahan: I visited Anatahan in 1995. The other two people in the picture are my brother Alex and Cal Reyes. I was about to start my Senior year of high school in this photo. Notice the rippling abs. I still have them, they're just kind of, um, buried.

Growing up Chamorro: This is a classic picture of growing up on Saipan. The picture contains kids, a boonie dog, oil drum trash cans, two dead chickens, several talayas, a coconut crab, and of course, a ukulele.

Learning to Fish: Every summer my father taught us how to fish with a talaya. I don't get to fish much these days. I'm too busy hugging trees and breaking my nose playing soccer.


Ian said...

Those are great photos! I don't see the ayuyu though. And I guess that Anatahan picture was before you developed a taste for beer.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Alex has a ukulele in one hand and a coconut crab in the other (tied up).

Winter Park Fords said...

So much for "overnight" mail to Saipan! Love Mom

dekada lawyer said...

Great pictures of your dad, Angelo -- and you and everyone else.

jeff said...

great pics Angelo!

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...


I originally wrote that I visited Anatahan in 2005. Wrong. It was 1995. I fixed it.