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Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Sepia Saturday #51 My birthday

Well it is Sepia Saturday 
Today is my birthday.
By the grace of God I am
73 years young.
I tried to dress this sad little picture up to make it a little happier looking.

This is me in 1952 when I graduated from the 8th. grade.
My grandmother, the one I told you was a professional seamstress, made this dress.
The flowers for my hair were from the white spirea bush that grew in my grandparents side yard.
Those are 2 of my best friends in the background.
Now it looks as if I have no arms but I am standing with my hands behind my back and the ruffle on the bodice is huge.
I guess the sun was in my eyes,
This dress was a light lavender organza and I thought it was the prettiest dress I had ever seen.

Our family had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope that all my SS pals did too.

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Anvilcloud said...

In those days, they tended to make people face the sun for good exposure.

You dressed it up nicely.

Deanna said...

Dear Queenie, You looked beautiful all dressed up!
Lavender is one of my favorite colors. It was one of my wedding colors.

HaPpY HaPpY Birthday to you!
So glad to know you and be able to wish you all the best.

We had a very pleasant Thanksgiving. I really wish I had ate more turkey. I had one little thin slice of turkey and should have had more. Grins.

God bless and may you have a wonderful Birthday,

Kristin said...

I did wonder about your arms for a minute. I'm glad they were behind you! My grandparents had a hugh spirea bush in their yard too.

Pondside said...

Such an innocent time - you looked lovely.

Karin said...

Happy Birthday - God bless you! Happy Birthday to you! Lovely picture and great memories! Have a wonderful year ahead!

Tattered and Lost said...

I'm glad you told the story behind the photo because I would have come up with a completely different scenario if I'd found this in an antique store. A whole screenplay could be written about that simple photo.

Ann said...

Happy birthday, your grandma was an excellent seamstress. I would love a dress like yours.

The photographer should have asked you to put your hands in front.

tony said...

Happy Birthday! (a late)Happy Thanksgiving! And A Happy Sepia Saturday !

Peg said...

Happy, happy birthday - hope you have a blessed day Blessings, Peg

Vee said...

Happy Birthday! That's a lovely picture and I'm glad that you explained it so well so that I could see it in color.

Thanks for letting me know that you made the cranberry salad and liked it. Yes, it makes a big batch. Too bad about the celery haters as it adds that nice bit of crunch to it. Cooked celery is not my favorite either, but raw is terrific. Guess you don't have to make them any ants on a log. :D

The French Bear said...

Happy Birthday Sweetie!!!! Love the photo of you, what a stunning girl you are!!!! Fabulous dress, isn't amazing how our Grandmothers and Moms could whip up the most gorgeous dresses?
Margaret B

Elizabethd said...

You looked very sweet, such a pretty dress.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

happy birthday - it is a lovely photograph and a wonderful dress - i like how you all have flowers in your hair!


Carol said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!

LV said...

Blessings on your special day. Time may have changed you, but I am sure you still look like that photo.

Myra said...

Well, wishing you the "bestest" birthday ever!!! 8-)
Thanks for sharing your nostalgic photo with us...
Have a wonderful day!

Pat transplanted to MN said...

A very happy birthday to you and to the year ahead. I wondered what happened to your arms in the photo so I am glad you explained it. I love the look of Christmas in KY on your blog really don't get snow do you?

Barbara said...

Such a pretty dress and I'm so glad you have arms!
Happy birthday and hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Nancy said...

You have a flair for dressing up photos and your grandmother had a flair for creating beautiful dresses. You look older than 8th grade in the photo.... Very lovely.

Crystal Mary said...

Hello Peggy, Many Happy Returns dear friend. The photo is so beautiful!!!!! and you have dressed it up well.
I hope your day is truely blessed and happy. Love Crystal xxx

laurie said...

that is a beautiful picture. there's something magical about light lavender organza and spirea blossoms....
happy belated birthday. i bet it feels like that picture was just taken yesterday.

Life Goes On said...

Happy belated birthday What a wonderful photo.

GrandmaK said...

Happy Birthday!!! Belated though it may be...I haven't been on the computer since early Wednesday! Hope you had a wonderful day! Cathy

Alan Burnett said...

Happy birthday. Thanks for all the photographs, and thanks for adding so much to Sepia Saturday over the weeks.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Peggy! I just read about your special day on Blissfull ATC group, and didn't want to miss adding my congrats to you. I hope you have a happy and healthy year, with many more to follow!
(A Blissfull Sister)