Sunday, August 19, 2012

Blues and lollipops

I'm not sure what the occasion was here. The year was 1966, and I think our clothes are too casual and the weather is too warm for it to have been Easter (which fell on April 10th that year -- surely a chilly day in western New York back in the days well before global warming). Perhaps it's just a random summer day (Sunday?) when we were all dressed to match (maybe just for the heck of it?).

Regardless, there is so much going on in this photo! The outfits... my mother's hat! (Oh, I do lament the loss of the hat in fashion, for both men and women!) And the fact that only the boys have lollipops, and the biggest of those is in the hands of the smallest in our group. All the female eyes seem to be intently focused on that object (with increasing degrees of intensity as we grow smaller!). One wonders if some sort of fight broke out just after the shutter snapped closed a moment later...   ;)

So many questions...

4 comments:

Keera Ann Fox said...

The first thing that lept into my mind was the song "My Boy Lollipop", probably because I just heard it the other day - the original recording from 1956 with Barbie Gaye.

You're right about a lot going on in this picture! I'm guessing that the boys here were bribed with lollipops to get them to pose and all the girls (the big one, too) are just waiting for the littlest kid with the biggest lolly to get it stuck to something nice and white. Sticky sweetness should go on the inside, you know. ;-)

alice said...

:-) Yeah! And if the sticky didn't head to something nice and white, it might have found it's way to that great mop of curls. But, and I'm just guessing here, I suspect that once Little Bro took a few more turns at that lolly, once of his oh-so-generous sisters offered to "help" him out with it. ;)

Keera Ann Fox said...

So, did you? "Help" him out, I mean? :-D

alice said...

I'm quite sure I tried, judging from the look on my face. ;) But I don't remember. The first memory I have that I can put a date on came after this, once brother #3 had joined us (which was probably less than a year after this photo was snapped).