Thursday, March 31, 2011

What were some fashion trends when you were little......


I thought this might be an interesting question to answer, from the Grandparent Talk cards.  I suppose I was "young" in the 50's, so I have pulled out a few school photos.


  
It seems plaid was very popular.  Guess what...it still is.  I have told my husband.. when we go out shopping for his clothes.... that mens shirts just don't ever seem to change very much.
I still like plaid shirts when I can find them.  They make me feel warm and relaxed.

Of course the biggest "fashion trend"  in the fifties for girls was the poodle skirt.
I had one but I can not find the photo of it, so I found this to borrow.  The teens had a different look....
We had to wear dresses or skirts to school and not shorts or pants.  And the dresses had to go to the knee.  When we weren't in school we looked like the Little Rascals running around playing all day and evening.


I guess the rich and glamorous women looked like this....but I didn't know any.  My Mom wore house dresses.  She did dress nicely when she was younger though.



I have a memory of a poodle hair style....but I can not find a photo of one and have googled it and still can't find it.

I think it could have been this look....but I don't really think so.  I will have to keep looking.....because it will drive me crazy if I can't remember it.....

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hard To Believe....

This photo does not have all that much to do with what I want to write about, but I don't have the most fitting photos for it just yet.  This photo is of our wisteria that was about ready to bloom.  I look at the snow outside and I see it.....I just have a hard time believing it.  Last night we went to a Mass and Celebration of Marriage Dinner and Dance at our church.  We dressed up a little fancy and brought photos of our wedding day to show to others.  They also had a professional photographer there to take our photos but we will not receive those until sometime in April....so maybe I will do another post with that photo sometime around our anniversary.  During the Mass we renewed our Wedding Vows and Bob and I got a little teary eyed.  It is so different saying those vows after 33 years together than it was on our Wedding Day.  So much has happened through all of those years together.  We could see it all... in each others eyes.  The painful times, the extremely happy times, the births of our children, their first day of school, their graduations, marriage and births of our grand children, job changes, moving to new homes, and the countless times we had to forgive each other for something that hurt the other.  I am pretty sure he had to forgive me much more than I had to forgive him....but I don't think keeping score on who did what is all that important.  The fact that we are still together after it all..is what is important.  I looked around the church and saw many people we know that are widowed, and wondered what they were thinking and feeling as we renewed our vows.  I hope they were saying the same words to their partners silently in their hearts.
Recently Bob found some poems we wrote to each other the first year of our marriage.  I was afraid to read them at first, but when I did I was pleasantly surprised to see they were pretty good.  I have never thought I had a knack for poetry writing, unless it could be a very silly jokey thing.  So I don't know where those inspirations came from so many years ago.  I may have to renew that part of me and try again someday soon.

Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
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