Monday, August 20, 2012

Snapshot - Memories of Bygone Days



     Snapshots are our way of preserving the past.  Moments in time that we want to remember.  Memories of another time, another place, another way of life.  Snapshots can tell a story, even, if only to the people in the picture.  I love to look at old pictures and often find myself going through them.  This is one of my favorites.

     This snapshot is full of memories for me.  Front row is sisters Jane and Tina, back row is me and sister Brenda and was probably taken in  spring of 1968.   I remember mother had someone take it for her at our home on Backstreet.  That was the house where I spent the majority of my teenage years.    I loved that house and have many wonderful memories of it.  The wallpaper behind us was green flocking with a cream colored background on the walls in the living room.    That wall was the only wall in the room that wasn't filled with mirrors, pictures or other types of wall hangings, mainly because when the front door was open, which it usually was, this wall was hidden.   In this house I had my first date, went to my first prom, got my drivers license, and many other important moments in a teenage girl's life.

     The cotton dress I have on in this photo was also green, with tiny little flowers in it.  I had just finished making it during my first year of home ec.  It was the first sewing I had ever done and I was quite proud of it.   Jane was already married and on her own by then, thus the sensible solid colored dress.    Poor Brenda and Tina still had to wear what Mom picked out for them and unfortunately, Mom liked big prints....checks...polka-dots.....plaids, anything big and bright.  And, as you can see, bows in the hair were the "in" thing and I have to admit, I was a big fan.

     I've heard it said that the eyes are the windows to our soul.  Well, I believe snapshots are the windows to our lifetime.  Some views are good, some not so good; but all make up the story of who we are.   Trips down memory lane remind us of where we came from and who helped us get to where we are today.   I'll be the first to admit that I'm not very organized when it comes to my photos.  I wish I were.  But that doesn't lessen the importance of them.  They may not be organized, but I do know where they are and go through them frequently.     Each and every snapshot is a precious memory.

Until next time...that's my view.
Kat

Written for week #66 GBE 2 prompt - snapshot




















    

24 comments:

  1. There's nothing like old photos to take us back in time, is there!

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    1. No, Sharon, there isn't! I love them.

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  2. It's amazing what old snapshots can do. Sometimes if the pic was taken while someone was cooking, you can still smell that exact same smell. It's always fun to take an afternoon and go through albums and down memory lane. Great post!

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I agree, that is a great way to spend an afternoon. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. I'm a sucker for old photos. They really do bring back some of the best memories!

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    1. Me too! It is so much fun! Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. wow..how true..there are some snapshots i have NO memory of !! Or even who i was during that time. Funny huh? Your mind is so crisp and clear..just like your writing ((hugs))

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    1. Bad thing is Brenda, I remember some of these old times better than I can remember what I did yesterday. Not good sometimes! LOL

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  5. I love taking photos and take so many to look back on and remind me of past events that I have sometimes forgotten.

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    1. Yes, I tend to take a lot too. It's a great way to preserve good times. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I also find that things I've taken snapshots of in the past, I remember so much better now, even without looking at the picture again.

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    1. I guess the photos sort of burn the image in our minds. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I love looking at snapshots too!! Loved the little look into your history.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kathy. Old photos can be a wonderful escape when I need to slip away from reality for awhile!

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  8. i love photos.. and take quite a lot of many things myself..... it is always fun to go back, remember the moment... great photo, kat.... :)

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    1. Thank you Daphne. It is one of my favorites.

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  9. I love photos. Thanks for sharing. All of you look so lovely.

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    1. Thank you Suzy. You are very sweet.

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  10. I love seeing your old pics, glad you can locate them. LOL
    This is a really nice look back at your sisters and you!

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    1. Thank you Jo. Well, you've seen my house...there isn't a lot of room for them to hide! LOL!

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  11. I got a little teary eyed reading this. Reminds me of the good old times with my grandma. She used to keep all our photos when we were kids and stored them neatly in a box. I have to go look for it. :)

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  12. I love old pics, too. Some make me laugh, some bring a tear. All are a treat to revisit, though.

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  13. Thanks for the cool snapshot back in time. Great job on the dress. I had a miserable time trying to make a wrap around skirt in my home ec. class.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  14. I love these photographs from yesteryear. Thank you for sharing this wonderful write up.

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