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Friday, May 11, 2012

Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday

Alan's prompt photo

Well since I did not have any thing close to this theme and I was thinking of kitchen, I thought of my mom.
But since there are not photos I decided to use this 60 year old photo of  her and me at my graduation from 8th grade.

She was 39 and I was 14.
I do not look very happy and I remember why.
See those glasses on me?
They were brand new and she told me I had better not ever take them off.
Well Mom I am still wearing glasses.
Tried contacts, one time, no go.

Looks like the sun was in our eyes and with the white dresses it is pretty bright.

As I have mentioned before my grandmother was a seamstress and she made both of our outfits.
This picture was taken in the school yard near the fence line.
Wow I sure envy those slim waist lines.

Another thing I remember about that time in my life.
That hairdo.
My hair was naturally straight and bobby pin curls were the way to go.
Very tiring on the arms and the head when trying to sleep at night.

I miss you Mom

An orchid for you.
When I see or smell lavender I think of you.

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Kristin said...

Sounds like you've had better days.

Alan Burnett said...

That is a lovely picture. Can there be any better launch pad for memories than old photographs?

Wendy said...

Bobby-pin curls were just a tad before my time, but I remember sleeping in brush rollers to get my hair to curl. OUCH! What price beauty??

Little Nell said...

A sweet tribute to your mother. I’m sure she’d be delighted that you are still wearing your glasses - and very lovely you look in them in them too!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

You look older than an 8th grader! What a special picture of you and your mom. I remember pin curls, but preferred rags instead. Oh, the time before curling irons were cheap and available.

Happy Mother's Day,

Kathy M.

barbara and nancy said...

Interesting photo of you in your new glasses. But why no cap and gown?

Postcardy said...

I don't think their was any ceremony or anything special about my eighth grade graduation. I have a similar photo of me and my mother in white dresses at my college graduation.

I remember sleeping on rollers too.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

How wonderful that you have this photo of you and your mom from that time. I had to start wearing glasses when I was in 8th grade. I used to get to school and put them in my locker which is probably why my eyes got so bad. I wear contacts during the day and glasses at night. I remember my mom putting Toni per rods in my hair when I was in kindergarten. Much more uncomfortable than bobbypins. Happy Mother's Day to you! Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Barbara and Nancy, back then I don't think there were caps and gowns until high school. Now days they are even from preschool to first grade. My opinion is kids get special recognition too early in life and by the time they get to their later years nothing is special. I know I am an old foggie. I just saw a 5 year old with a cap and gown from preschool on Facebook.

Karen S. said...

Just being together makes it all worth it. Nice photo too!

Tattered and Lost said...

It is so nice to not need to wear curlers or pins anymore. Vidal Sassoon really did change the way women do their hair.

Very nice shot of you and your mother.

Teresa Wilson Rogers said...

Great memory of your mom. It's amazing the things we remember isn't it? And she was a wonderful seamstress as were so many women of the time - I know my mother, aunts and grandmother were.