Throwback Thursday :: Family Vacation to Lisbon, Portugal

Throwback Thursday :: Family Vacation to Lisbon, Portugal

It was circa 1978, and our family traversed the globe for yet another European adventure – this time to Lisbon, Portugal. Thanks to my father's tenure as an inspector for Trans World Airlines (TWA), we regularly took off for such historically enchanting trips.

I've spliced together a few memories from one of the DVDs my folks created from the many reels of Super 8 film collected during our travels.

While over time, the film–and our recollections–have become a bit faded, with a little prompting, we can palpably relive precious moments in time.

I hope you enjoy this little slice of our family history!


At I Want to Write for You, one of our goals, through word (and picture) stories, is to help YOU reflect back on, and perhaps even relive for a few moments, cherished family memories. 

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Writer / Partner

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2 Responses to “Throwback Thursday :: Family Vacation to Lisbon, Portugal”

  1. Jackie Yun says:

    Hello Jacqui,


    "We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there."  ~ Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon


    Exactly what your post evokes!  I want to hear more about you, your family and your adventures.  And it made me reminisce about one of our own Yun family get-togethers, coincidentally also in Lisbon, Portugal.  Thank you for that!


    Also, I was thinking what a lovely gift a post like this could be for someone's mother or father (Mother's Day and Father's Day are coming up!) or for their grandparents.


    Warm hugs to you,

    Jackie Yun

    • Good afternoon, Jackie,

      You don't know what pleasure it brings me to receive your generously worded comments!

      As usual, you know just the write references and/or quotes to weave into your insights. I love the Pascal Mercier quote. Am absorbing for a second time the whole meaning of Pascal's words, as I reread.

      That you also were inspired to reminisce about a Yun family gathering, also in Lisbon, is delightful.

      Finally, your idea about the possibility of a post like this being created for someone's Mother or Father's Day (or even Grandparent's Day) gift it just lovely. I will be borrowing that idea and perhaps 'running with it,' as they say. Merci!




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