Monday, August 15, 2011

I ♥ ❤ ❥ ❣ ❦ ❧ these photos!

I'm deep into this photo archive project. Whenever I have a spare evening, I can't help myself... I have to bring out some more slides! I hit that "scan" button and I can't wait to find out what new revelation is around the corner!

All you people out there... you have parents... if you were lucky, eventually, they got old and cliche-ridden...

But, wait!!! Guess what?!? At one time, those crazy kids were young trend-setters, eager to impress themselves upon the landscape!

And these are the people I discover every time I go to the scanner...

My mother, the pinup -- a single girl in 1957 on Long Island, before the marriage, before the five children...


My father, her suitor, a veritable hipster, at Nashville's Parthenon in a sweater his brother gave him...


And I can't tell you how much I love, love, love this photo. On the slide I scanned, my mother wrote that these were the "most important men in [her] life." My father, her brother, and her father, in 1957. What absolutely incredible men. My grandfather is gone now, but the other two still make my heart race whenever I hear their voices...

2 comments:

Keera Ann Fox said...

Not my family, but I'm quite enjoying these photos - and your explanations - too. Your mother looks like she was ready for anything - absolutely anything. :-) Your dad has a shy smile. I like it.

alice said...

My mother never was a domesticated creature -- her energy could not be contained -- and that was a good thing. My father is reticent, which is similar to shyness, and provided the stabilizing force in the household -- steady and consistent next to my mother's sometimes moth-like behavior. I'm an amalgam, but I'm not sure about the percentages... ;-)