Saturday, January 06, 2007

Photo Scavenger Hunt - The Theme is Memory





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This photo really reveals my age! I am a baby boomer from the 50's.
This is a picture of my mom on the left turning in her chair with her friends and my aunts at my 2 year old birthday party. The hairstyles, the sunglasses, the cotton dresses all bring back faded memories of California in the early 50's. But even though the styles are out-dated, there was something very elegant about those women and their wide skirts, the sunglasses, the big clip- on earings and the sandals they wore to accentuate their ankles.
My mother was a "poser". A Legs extended, chin up kind of gal whenever anyone took pictures. She always looked stunning in all the early pictures of her. This photo is a tribute to her and all the elegant mothers of the 50's -
may their memories never fade.

56 comments:

Melli said...

Excellent! Looks like it was a fun party too! Where's little LibertyBelle at?

My mother WANTED to be your mother! Actually... I DO think that once upon a time my mother WAS quite a fashion plate! But by the time I (number 7) came along... well... poor thing... she'd fallen into a slump of "frump". I remember her in house coats ... with a martini! But... I LOVED to play in all those HAT BOXES in the top of her closet!!!

Hootin'Anni said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, the 50's! Sometimes I so wish that those days were here again. Times were so much simpler and lifestyles were not quite as fast paced and stressful like they are now.

Your mother was quite the fashion plate! ---Her earrings I love! Clip on earrings....can you fancy that?

Love this.

Pamela said...

Aww, this is a wonderful tribute to your dear Mother! Love the fashions back in the day. My goodness, doesn't a photo like this bring it all back! My Mom looked so much like the girl in the first seat on the right!!! :)

Leah said...

i agree, the 50's women looked elegant. Love the dresses and the photo as well.
good one.

Ms Adventures in Italy said...

Very nice, classic. Funny how the hairstyles were so homogeneous, but I'm sure in a few years looking back at my own photos, I'll notice some similarities.

I agree with the elegance - though I love the comfort of blue jeans, some of those fashions they wore were very stylish and attractive!

Thanks for sharing.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

What a wonderful picture! Ever notice how everyone looked beautiful back then? I wish we still dressed that way. Now when people show up to your kids birthday party they look like they just rolled out of bed:(

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Great pictures. It is really wonderful to be having such pictures of the past. Very well preserved.
Thanks for stopping by.

Carol said...

I love this photo you posted! When my mom moved to Florida she left me a box of old photos and I have a bunch of these with her in them. I love looking at them. Our mothers had style and grace, didn't they?

I love the 50's and 60's. Oh what great times they were!!

Happy Saturday to you!

Mine's up too.

Cheers!

FruitfulSpirit said...

Wonderful picture! I really like how you put it about the elegant woman! I have been scanning slides for my MIL and they do indeed have an elegant side to them! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by! Happy Saturday!

Barbara H. said...

Oh, I agree, very elegant! Love it!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

L-Girl said...

They are gorgeous! And yes, elegant! Glad you have such a wonderful memory!

Caylynn said...

Great photo! They do look very elegant. Wonderful choice for the theme.

Beckie said...

Great picture! I just love those oldies from the 40s and 50s. Great picture for the theme. Thanks for visiting.

Skittles said...

I love pictures like these. Thanks for sharing!

Gattina said...

He, he looks just like here in Europe too ! My mother used to be dressed like that and the hair style is also the same. Funny !

eph2810 said...

This is such an awesome memory picture. I have to say, when I look at pictures of my mom in the late 50's - she was really neat looking. I think we should 'take back' the elegant look of the 50's :)

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

I loved the 50's and wish that I had known that when I was living in them!! Thanks for sharing suh a great picture and thanks for stopping by my blog. We would be kind of close in age..I am older (I am always older..smile). Come back again.
Sandy

Anita said...

What a wonderful photo! I love old black and white photographs.

Lightseeker said...

Great Hunt!!

I just added a Mr Widget list. If you would like to come back and sign it, I would appreciate it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Heart of Rachel said...

That's a lovely memory. You're right, those ladies exude elegance. Thanks for sharing your memory and dropping by my blog earlier. Happy weekend!

PowersTwinB said...

I nstantly thought of my mom and dad's old photos! In fact, since I am new to this blogging, I am going to go dig one out for Sat. Photo hunt! What a lovely rememberance!

Terri @ In His Hands said...

I love that photo! Look at how stylish they all are---so cool!

srp said...

My mom has pictures with those same hairstyles.... that classic wave around the face. Let's see... yes, I was about six months old when this picture was taken. Date's me too.
Thanks for the visit.

PresentStorm said...

I love this photo...so cool. Women were very beautiful back then. It always seems to me that alot more women back there really took pride in the way they looked. I think that is awesome.

yosoyjules said...

What a great photo. I just love the black and white family photos. Great choice for the theme.

abe/happy said...

my brother was born in the 50,s too - i tease him about how old, old he is ;)

Barbara said...

What a great picture to remember your mother by. Beautiful.

Shelby said...

This is a super photo and a fabulous memory! Your mother and the other ladies look simply gorgeous. It seems like an idyllic time.

Biker Betty said...

I was born in 1960, in California, and I have early pictures very much like yours. I love looking over them. My parents took many pictures. The style back then was neat and some of it is coming back. Thanks for sharing your memory and for stopping by.

Goofy Girl said...

That looks like a fun time!! That's cute that your mom was a poser!

Angelo de los Angeles said...

What a great photo for "memory" your mom and aunts looked like a fun bunch :) Happy Saturday!

Ma said...

Awesome! Those were the good old days that I wish we still had. :) Great moments to cherish.

Thanks for stopping by.

eija said...

Oh, yeah. I'm a bit younger, but I know that women aren't the same anymore. On the other hand it's very good that they aren't, but also as you said, there was a certain elegancy that today's women are missing.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Jane said...

It's wonderful to have the freedom to wear jeans just about anywhere, but then almost all the pictures of me are casual. My mother and grandmother look so much better in all of their pictures because they dressed! I love seeing your pics and reading stories of California!

roman said...

There's nothing like a photo from the past to compare and contrast with today's living standards.
Excellent choice.
:)

jenny said...

Very cool picture! I love it! I wanted to post a photo I have of my grandmother from the 40s that is so "elegant" like your ladies---but it isn't MY memory so I didn't think it right for this theme.

Anyway, here's my link:
http://sliceofjennyslife.blogspot.com/

Jenny

Mike said...

A great photo. Nothing like family pics to keep the memories alive.

Sunflower said...

Classic photo and memory! Thanks for sharing!

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Heather said...

Great choice for today's theme ... thanks for sharing the picture and the thoughts!

Blessings!

Pat said...

Oh, how I love the oldies!! Great photo!

kooky kay said...

that was a cool picture!

I'm scanning all the picstures we had from when I was a babe till the time to I was not even born yet. This inspired me to really do it.

Expat Traveler said...

wow - what a pic! I grew up in California but a few years later than that.. (not that being 2 in 1953 is a bad thing)... hehe

Heather said...

Beautiful, my mom was born in 1950 and I have grown up looking at pictures just like this one. I love it, totally brings back memories for me.

Teena said...

What a great pic! It was such a different time. I can't imagine putting that much time into my appearance. Ha!

Mine's up too :)

YellowRose said...

Love the clothes, shoes of that time era!! Great photo!!

Happy Saturday!

Linda said...

My Mom was a 50's Mother, too - great picture, it brings back a lot of terrific memories of MY birthdays when I was a lot younger (you've got me beat by a couple of years, I was born in 1958!).

Retro Girl said...

I love this picture!!! Everyone seems to have that 1950's atomic-age glamour and looks like they're having such a great time. What an awesome memory to share!

Julie said...

What a great photo and a great memory for you. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your picture.

JO said...

its a good thing pictures last for decades!!! what a happy memory!

just blog hopping...

Morning Glory said...

This is wonderful and I love the picture. I really enjoy seeing the photos of my parents back then. They had such style!!

Me said...

American's tend to be slobs these days...don't they. (myself included)...

meeyauw said...

I love photos like yours: they tell us so much about our past! Can you imagine now, in 2007, dressing for a child's birthday party with dresses and stockings! Thank you for sharing and thank you for visiting my site!

mar said...

Wonderful memory and tribute!!!!
Love the picture, such feminine and attractive young women. My mom was sweet 17 then.
Happy weekend and thanks for visiting! :)

Vash said...

My mother had loads of pictures of her dressed in the same way.

PastorMac's Ann said...

What a terrific b&w photo! Look at all those classy gals (your mom included, of course.) Lots of memories in this one. Great choice for the hunt!

Kailani said...

The one thing I remember from my Mom's old photos is that everyone used to dress up for parties and things! I love it!

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