Thursday, October 30, 2008

Old Picture Thursday



Circa 1965

Thanks to the inspiration from the Far Side of Fifty I am going include an old picture from my archives that I have been scanning into my computer. I may do it on another day than Thursday, it depends on how I feel.

I love this picture for many reasons. First, it's my Dad holding my Sister in the back yard of the "old family homestead", the first house my parents ever owned and I grew up in.

Secondly, I love the expression on my sis's face. She always has had a serious side to her, which hides her sinister side. More on that later.

I love the background (and wish I had the newer version of Blogger so that I could enlarge this) and the upside down bicycle on the driveway, probably a flat tire being repaired or oil applied to the chain, or the chain being reattached, or maybe baseball cards being added to the spokes for that sweet rat-a-tat-tat sound.

The car in the driveway is my Nana's Ford which she was having trouble with and the service department could not fix it so Nan wrote Mr. Ford and complained. Needless to say, it got repaired! She became so feeble she could not drive any more, so Dad inherited the car and it was wrecked off Clays Mill's Rd one morning.

Also, Herself is on the back porch watching Dad to make sure he does not drop the baby! (My sis was always Nana's favorite, she had a tea party with Nana every day).

And I just love the feel of the black and white and how this little photo holds so many memories of life in the 1960's.

8 comments:

Becky said...

It's funny...other than the car in the background, this photo looks like it could have been snapped yesterday. Your Dad's clothes are timeless, as are your sister's.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I love it! These old pictures speak volumes! I am way behind on my blog reading. Thanks for the mention in your blog:)

Beth said...

Isn't it amazing how old pictures can bring back such specific and detailed memories? Thanks for sharing yours!

Beth

Donna said...

Very nice. I clicked on the picture to make it huge, and could see every tiny detail.

Lisa :-] said...

Wonderful old pic, Mary! I think I might start doing this myself!

suzypwr said...

I love your family pictures from the past :-). I am finally feeling a bit better and trying to roam around and catch up as best I can with entries!

gigi said...

It's always surprising and how many memories a single image can contain. These old black and whites speak volumes, very quietly...

Speaking of which, I just read an article about how people who grew up watching B&W television only dream in B&W as they get older ~ doesn't that seem odd? I'm sure I dream in color, or am just colorizing...? ;D

BTW ~ I just updated blogger and you won't lose your header if you choose the same template, but if you enlarge the photos you may blow out your margins. I'm still working on it. I think it's a matter of choosing the right template...

Lisa :-] said...

Mary--

Great post! (NOT this one...the one that was here and disappeared.)

I was wondering if you'd like to be added as a writer on "Women On..."?