I actually started sorting through pictures for the next heritage album I will be working on. This one will focus on my grandparents and mom up to the age of 17 when she got married. While I was sorting I thought it would be cool to find pictures of the 4 generations at the same age. I picked 16, just starting on becoming a full fledged woman but still a kid at heart. I did up a page so you could see what I found.
I knew that Amy and I looked a lot alike but I didn't expect to see some of mom in me. I always thought I looked like my birth father's family. My mom was stunning at 16 I think. She has portraits from 14-17 that were taken at a studio with a gorgeous dress and jewels. You would never know she was so young. Grandma had recently convinced her dad to let her get her hair bobbed. He didn't want her to spend money for it so did it himself. Those waves-she put in with a curling iron. Not a plug in one either. One wrong move or leave it on too long and off came your hair. She never told me this happened to her so I guess she must have been extra careful. I wore my hair in the "Dorothy Hamill" style most of this year. Unfortunately, this time the hair dresser didn't quite get it right in back. I didn't like this picture because of it. Weird how things affect us. The suit was a lined denim one my mom made me. She had one summer off all the time I was growing up. Luckily for me she wanted to spend the time making me a suit. She took a class at Clark to learn how. That blouse was bright pink and red floral. I wore it the year before for pictures too. I didn't realize it until time to replace the picture on the piano.
Isn't it funny how things are right in front of us and we don't see them. Hey, that would be a cool mini-album to do. Or a challenge to you, my friends. Look for things that are right in front of you that you don't usually notice.
So long for now, off to take pictures....