Thursday, November 06, 2008

Second Old Photo Thursday



My Mom and her Mom and Her two sisters

This old photo blows me away for the number one MONSTER reason, my Grandmother is smiling. In all the pictures we have of her, this must be only one of at the most three, where she is smiling.

And she is so pretty!! I now see where the high apple cheeks come from, and I see why my Grandfather defied his family and married her. You see, they came from different sides of the tracks. Too much to go into right now, maybe later when I check the facts and get it straight in my mind.

My Mom is the one in the front, her Irish twin, Aunt Pat is behind her with the boyish looking mop of hair. She always was a Tomboy and at one time could could name all the players of the Brooklyn Dodgers, their stats and out talk anyone about her team. Aunt Mary is the blond, AKA the Blond Bomb. At one time the boys in the neighborhood went door to door and sold a paper they had written. There was a whole column dedicated to her, called the Blond Bomb, which kept all the males abreast on what she was up to, who she was going out with and how long she would be in "jug", which is what they called detention. I think she spent a lot of time in "jug".

I love this old photo thing, thanks to Far Side of Fifty!

8 comments:

Monica said...

I haven't heard/seen the old photo series? But, I enjoyed reading and looking at the old photo.

BTW, if you didn't watch DWTS last night you missed THEE hotest male dancer, Maksim. (yes, I like him too) As always it was a real treat to watch him dance.

Monica

Lisa said...

Love the pic and the story. I got a kick out of blonde bomb, that is cool. Reminds me of when my mom was young they called her the blonde bomber.

Nelle said...

That picture is in such excellent condition! Great photo. My grandmother was a Prot and my grandfather Catholic. He was forbidden to marry her and was estranged from his family. Ironically he had a priest as a roomate at one time but eventually they married.

Beth said...

How cute about the neighborhood newsletter! Great picture!

Indigo said...

Love this jaunt down memory lane. I wish there was that same simplicity in life now as there was then. Too cute about the newsletter. (Hugs)Indigo

Far Side of Fifty said...

I love old photos like this especially when there is a story ! I am glad you enjoy Old Photo Wednesday..now Wistful Wednesday..on a suggestion from one of my readers. Just join in any time, I thought about Wordless Wednesday..but I like photos with WORDS! I am not sure how I would go about it all. Sometimes I do a post ahead of time ..sometimes not. Hosting it seems like alot of work.. I will have to think about it.. and in the meantime join in whenever!! Glad to have you! I appreciate your input! :)

Chris said...

I have a great shot of my dad riding on a wagon. It blows my mind to try to reconcile that boy with the weathered man that is my father.

Lori said...

I love that picture and adore the descriptions that go along with it!