Friday, March 13, 2009

Family Foto Friday:

Deborah of Pictures Pots and Pens is hosting family photos on Friday.

This is a picture of my sister, my Aunt Gloria, and myself made probably in the late 50's or early 60's. Aunt Gloria had been to the Bahamas and brought us back the little hats we are modeling.

This picture was made at the first house I remember living in.

I have wonderful memories of living in this house. We had wonderful neighbors that had 2 daughters that I used to play with.


This past week, the lady that lived next door to us died, and at the funeral I got to visit for a short time with 2 of my childhood friends. I wish we had had more time to visit and share our memories!

Thanks for stopping by today!

35 comments:

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Pictures from that era are so warm and wonderful. I love living rooms from that time; people had those big radio/phonographs, and it seemed EVERYONE had a lamp on top of the tv. I still have the ones my Mama had atop ours! Have a great weekend.

April said...

How cute you were in that hat with your purse in hand! Check out that TV...that was before remotes. How did we ever survive? :)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

These types of pictures bring back such sweet memories to me. You looked so cute. Is that an old radio behind the little girl in the picture. I remember putting a lamp on the TV.
Thanks for the memories.
Molly

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane, you are so precious in that hat, and so is your sis in hers! What a great pic, and what a sweet aunt! Thanks for sharing this with us. It made me smile...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Happy To Be said...

Diane..girl this looked like my childhood home..I so remeber my mama having everythig in aqua and the lamp on the TV..how fun girl!! thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

ClassyChassy said...

Looking into the room is a step back in time!!! All very modern items back then, but to us, its RETRO!

Smilingsal said...

Isn't it strange to see the lamp on top of the TV? If I remember correctly, that was the advice at the time: to keep a light on so that the TV wouldn't ruin our eyesight! lol

Amber said...

Y'all are so cute and look at my precious Mommy! BTW...I don't gave a purse and hat!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Great Photo!! We had a t.v. just like that when I was a child! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Helen said...

What a sweet post today ... I use a Canon Power Shot A550 which works well and isn't horribly expensive.

Joanna said...

I just love your picture and story. Family pictures hold so many memories. I just love looking at my own as well as others.

xinex said...

What a precious photo. You were so cute!...Christine

Sheila T said...

That's a great photo! I have some that look just like that. The colors of the photos of that time and the furniture, even the TV--it all looks so familiar. I liked your written memories as well.

Katherinellen said...

You looks so precious ..Diane. Oh my...rember those old TV... I posted the Dunns Fall on my Ourdoor Wednesday...I went to Meridian to the mall to eat a La Fuentas....had a great time. Have a wonderful weekends...Kathy

HiHoOhio said...

priceless...makes me think of a song.....just can't think of the name!!

linda said...

I love looking at pictures from the 50's. It always just looks like a time that was good in our history...a fun and innocent time as well.

How nice of you to go to the funeral of your childhood neighbor. Glad you were able to catch up with her daughters.

Lady Katherine said...

I just love this! When I opened the page I thought you were going to talk about old TV shows! Oh, but its your home and family! I had a TV like that one. lol Great post, love the hats.

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

That photo made me feel at home...and that's not even my photo! It is just so universal for that time in history! Love your hats! One can tell how much you two loved your aunt...and she you! Thanks for sharing this wonderful memory!

Malisa

Susan said...

wonderful picture!

Have a great weekend

Susan

Angela said...

Great picture! Isn't it funny to see how much tv's have changed over the years? And look at the charging bull on top of the tv and the rabbit ears!
Hugs,
Angela

Anonymous said...

Diane,

How KIND of you to share such a cute picture of me! hahaha

You and Robin were always so cute....it was a pleasure to bring you things. Wonder what I gave Mark?? You didn't mention the purses...isn't that mine in the background?

Give my sister kisses and hugs for her birthday Monday. I hear you will be in NYC again. I would like to go one more time with my girls. Have fun!

Love,
Gloria

Joy said...

Diane, that's a great shot of you, your sister and your aunt. :o)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Isn't it amazing all the memories one photo can bring back? You and your sister look cute, Diane!

Sad to hear about your childhood friend's Mom passing. It's nice you got to reconnect with them.

Hugs, Pat

Sue Jackson said...

Your picture SO reminded me of my parents house. After they passed away, my daughter Katie and her husband bought the house a couple of years ago. And their still is a couple in their 90's across the street that use to play cards with my parents! Now they play with my granddaughter, that circle of life!
Take care, Sue

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Diane! It's so much fun to look at pictures from our childhood years! I'll bet there are a lot of modern gals wishing they could have some of the '50/'60's decor items! Feels like I'm back in our ranch house waiting for I Love Lucy to come on!lol Fun photo - such innocent, happy times! Have a great weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

~Deborah~ said...

That was our TV...and that was our lamp...and would you believe - that was our bull sitting on the TV!

What memories this photo brings back to me...I can nearly see our living room back then.

You two look so cute in those hats and purses.

Thank you so much for sharing!

xoxoxo,
Deborah

Shelia said...

How sweet, Dianne. You look like a little doll wearing that hat!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Dawn said...

That's a sweet picture! You girls look adorable.

I have never heard anyone say that a picture was made before. Is that a regional expression? Up north we say taken istead of made. I'm just curious!

take care,
Dawn

Bo said...

Hi Diane...I was going to mention those "rabbit ears" but I see somebody beat me to it...now just look what we have to pay to get TV into our homes today & most of the stuff is garbage! I love seeing how well you girls were dressed...something we don't see much anymore...proper young ladies without their navels showing, huh?
OK, I'm showing my age here now...
LOL...and again, I thank you for your GREAT recipes I posted!
Have a beautiful weekend, ;-) Bo

Montee said...

This picture reminds me of when I was growing up. The good old days! It reminds me of pictures taken in our old house.

Blondie's Journal said...

Diane,

I love the photo as does everyone else it seems~it must be the era we all grew up in! I don't have any old pictures like this, so it was nice to hear about your memories of your home and your neighbors.

xoxo
Jane

bj said...

Just coming by to wish you a happy Pink Saturday...

Tomarie said...

What a great photo! Your hats are adorable! I think we had your very same TV! LOL Thanks for sharing! Laura

Lorrie said...

This family picture brings back so many fun memories for me too Diane. I have similar poses in my own family albums. It's so nice to take a stroll down memory lane.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love the photo! You look so happy with your new accessories. :-)

p.s. - How much would I love to have that lamp on top of your TV?!