"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Lisa Hammond

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, March 16, 2014

* NOSTALGIC SUNDAY *

 
It's Time For Another Nostalgic Sunday
 

I just looked back at the most recent "Nostalgic Sunday" and I have a hard time believing I haven't posted one since December 22, 2013. That's just about THREE MONTHS! Well, it certainly is time for a new one now, isn't it??





These photos are obviously from one of those machines where you could get four pictures for about.....50¢? Does that sound about right, depending on the year, of course.

 I LOVE these pictures for so many reasons!

1) The fact that I actually have them. Because my family moved around quite a bit when I was young, and then after I left home, I moved around quite a bit, too, and things just get lost or tossed for whatever reasons.

2) I love our tans and almost-blonde hair due to being outside so much in the summertime. And speaking of hair, I love Mike's crew cut! We were so young and happy and innocent.
Trivia Question: Did I ever wish I had hair that short?! The answer is in my memoir! J

 
3) My silly faces! Oh my gosh! I was a goofball even back then! And how do you like my bangs?! My mother could not cut bangs in a straight line. She'd do some snipping, and then step back and look, and say, "Oh, it's uneven. I need to cut a little more on this side." And back and forth until my bangs were ONE INCH long, and still uneven! It didn't take long for me to learn to run when she came toward me with scissors in her hand.

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Between now and midnight, I'm going to attempt to read and leave a comment on as many blogs as possible! If I miss yours, e-mail me and say "Hey! What up?" * Well, I did a very lousy job in commenting. I don't think I made it to anybody's blog! I'll try again later today. Promise. *
 
 

 
"When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind." -- Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

 

 

28 comments:

  1. Laugh.Out.Loud!!! I wonder if Mike ever grew weary of being your straight man?
    I just had a crazy thought: Not sure where he lives now, but wouldn't it be a hoot for the two of you to replicate those shots?

    PS - Pardon my acting like a 'stage mother' ... being an only child, I love hearing sibling dynamics, and sometimes I get carried away!

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    1. Oh, Myra! I LOVE your idea! I never even thought of that!! We don't live close to each other, but we'll be seeing each other, hopefully this summer. (I don't know if I can persuade him to do that or not....Hmmm!) And no, you weren't be a stage mother, just a very fun and innovative friend!! :)

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  2. Oh boy, Becky, do I remember bang torture!!! I hated getting them cut...remember how they said to sit still and tiny hairs fell on your nose making it itch!!!!!!

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  3. Love this! I remember those days of tans and crew it's and being silly in photo booths!

    xoxoxox

    Sheila

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  4. I had the same bangs; my mom couldn't cut straight either.

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  5. You have obviously uncovered one of the rules of motherhood. One never to be forgotten occasion my mother used a ruler - and what I grew up calling a fringe was still crooked. Very.

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  6. What fun photos to have......I think the idea of recreating them is perfect.

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  7. LOVE the pictures! What a fun memory to have. I periodically try to trim my bangs myself and EVERY single time something happens so they're crooked and then I have to live with it for six weeks until they grow out enough I can have a professional come to the rescue. Problem is I can't run from myself with scissors....

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  8. In the summers, we stayed with our grandparents. My grandfather cut my bangs and his hands shook - I got poked more than once with those scissors.

    My sister-in-law offered to cut my bangs before my school picture...never a good idea.

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  9. Out here, bangs are called a fringe. I once had a fringe that short. My mum refused to cut me one, she prefers hair combed to the side with a bow or clip, so I decided to do it myself. Oops! Mum took me to the hairdresser to get it evened up and then it was just about an inch long. I was terribly disappointed, I'd wanted a fringe that hung to my eyebrows like all the other girls. I eventually learned how to do it.

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  10. Such cute pix and a flashback to those endless days of fun. Have a marvellous Monday and Happy St Patrick's Day.
    Best wishes Molly

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  11. Another comment from the land of fringes not bangs! Hilarious post, and the uneven snipping makes me think of trying to lower a table by cutting a bit off each leg... until it's just a coffee table! I love Mike's widow's peak; you probably have a different name for it :o)

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  12. I loved those camera booths. So much fun making goofy faces as a kid. They should bring those back!

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  13. These make me laugh. I have a few strips of these in old photo albums-- the "selfies" of the time!

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  14. Such cute photos, and I do love the nostalgia!

    (Glad I'm not the only one who hasn't been posting as often…)

    ;)

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  15. Awwwwww, cute photos, Becky. I assume that's your brother? I never had even bangs, either.
    One time, I got ahold of scissors, when I was little, and cut my own! Oh, wowsers. That was a real mess. ha!

    Susan

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  16. BECKY-O! ~
    You were quite the little actress, weren't you?

    And you're right, those bangs are... unevenly funny.

    I got yer E and checked it out, and you were correct that the review was written by my friend FAE. I didn't even know she wrote reviews at Amazon until you pointed that one out to me.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  17. I haven't seen such a nostalgic post in three months of Sundays! All that's missing is a pair of cat's-eye glasses!

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  18. Old photographs are wonderful, as is nostalgia. Years ago my young daughter wanted a fringe and asked me to cut her hair into one. No matter how hard I tried it kept being lopsided so off to the local hairdresser we went. She had a good chuckle at my expense but my daughter got the fringe she longed for.

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  19. P.S. I just found your book advertised on U.S. eBay for $102.00 and $103.00. I was amazed and wondered if you'd noticed those ads.

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  20. Awww! Love the pictures. I remember those photo booths. They were so much fun!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  21. Hi little friend. I love that saying about leaving childhood behind right at the end. Oh, I loved those little photos and, yes, your fringe (that's what we call bangs over here!!) IS quite short there! Perhaps that explains a lot. HaHa!! My friends and I used to go into those little booths all the time. We would cram in as many as we could, and make these really goofy faces. I guess little things please little minds! Everything was so innocent back then :)

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  22. As the mom of four daughters, I didn't notice a thing wrong with those bangs!

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  23. Becky, these pictures are so cute! It's so much fun to look back at old photos like this. I hope all is going well with you. :)

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  24. I remember my Mom with the scissors, too! And the constant "HOLD STILL!"

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  25. I believe those bangs are shorter than the ones Mamie Eisenhower had!

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  26. OH NO, I am like your mom. That's how I cut Katie's bangs. . .Will she write a memoir piece about me and cutting her hair then? :) I think your photos are super cute. Thank you for sharing them with us!

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  27. So funny about your bangs! Whenever I see photos of little girls from the 50s to the 70s their bangs are all askew (gaah! mine included) It's like the mothers all got together and decided on this look lol.

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