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Posted 2 years ago


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Tijuana 1950's my Mom and Dad on a day to Tijuana . You have to love those straw purses too ! They were a must have in the day
Mom on donkey and dad in just married hat . and no My Mom was not a drunk lol . I have one taken like this with me and my Mother years later I think it was same donkey too . I am sure if you ever went to Tijuana you know you had to get a photo like this to bring back . Today my Dad is gone 20 years and it is his Birthday so in memory of him as I browsed my photo's he seemed so happy here and I like to remember that smile RIP Dad

Phil David made photo in color I added it to post . What a amazing job he did !


  1. bratjdd bratjdd, 2 years ago
    Manikin I too lost my dad to Bone cancer about 4 years ago, God bless you Manikin and your family. Thank you for this moment and you reminding me of my Good times with dad.
  2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Great feelings in this story, Thanks for sharing Mani
  3. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    I see where you get your party spirit Mani. Great happiness vibe with this picture
  4. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    The picture is pure gold !~
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    You Dad had a wonderful smile, a nice way to remember him.
    Why does the donkey have stripes?
  6. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Kerry, Amber ,Sean, Phil , bratjdd,walksoft,petey ! for the love
  7. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    The painted donkey David here is story which I omitted to tell about glad you asked :-)
    Tijuana zebras have been a popular tourist attraction in Tijuana, Mexico, a city that borders the United States, since the 1940s

    The Tijuana painted donkey, or Tijuana Zebra, came about some time in the middle of the twentieth century. The reason for painting the donkeys was to ensure that the animal be seen in photographs. Since the donkeys were mostly white, on sunny days with the old black and white cameras the donkey would be seen as a ghostly figure. A long-time tourist staple, the donkeys live on a hillside below the Casa de la Cultura in Tijuana.
  8. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Phil David made photo in color I added it to post . What a amazing job he did ! Such talent !! Thank you it is so appreciated
  9. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Mani love the redone photo, Phil, great job!!
  10. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    A talented man he is, & generous with his time.
    Thanks for clearing that up why the donkey had stripes Mani.
  11. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Yes Phil has much talent we can sure agree on that kerry and walksoft and we know there are just some great people on CW !
  12. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you T.G . !!!!!!!!!! always glad to see you :-) thanks for the love
  13. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you debbiet :-) So nice to see you on one of my posts welcome :-)
  14. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    I am glad that you have these old photos to remind you of your good father, Manikin. Your mother looks so happy here.

    Is it my imagination, or is this poor donkey striped? Is this a real donkey, or a stuffed donkey? Phil did a super job colorizing this!
  15. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you MiKKo,longings and RonM, For stopping to give some love , And Phil did amazing job on photo I think too :-)
  16. l.a.lady l.a.lady, 2 years ago
    I have one of these, I was on the donkey. Ugh, those were the days...I had to do it, my dad thought it was fun!
  17. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    l.a.lady isn't it required if you live in CA and go there we have a book full of these :-) I just loved the street music and all the colorful items from street vendor's
    Thank you for commenting on your experience with these stripped donkey's :-)
  18. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Longings :-)
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Just a pleasure!
  20. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you vetraio50 :-)
  21. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you official :-) and Phil for doing such a great enhancement on this one

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