Sunday, October 25, 2009

Nostalgic Sundays...

Recently I found a great blog that I now have a slight obsession with called My Parents Were Awesome. It's full of old pictures of people's parents submitted by readers. What I love about it is that these are ordinary people, someone's father or grandmother, now well into their 60s, 70s or beyond. Looking at these old photos you get just a quick glimpse into their lives when it was just starting out with their wives, their babies, their little families. When things were new, life was still bright, young and carefree. They had their whole futures ahead of them. You can see this in the easy ways they are looking at the cameras, looking at each other, gazing at a baby. Similar to where I feel we are at now. The very beginning of our family's story.

I've decided I'm going to introduce my own
Nostaligc Sundays. Pictures of my own childhood and of my parents when they were young-- ok, young-ish...my parents had me when they were 40 and 50 respectively, but damn, they looked good doing it! I think if Lucy every does read this blog it would be fun for her to see that Nan was downright stunning (she was a model in London in the 60s!) and Grandpa, whom she will never meet, was quite dashing and that I was downright adorable as a baby (its true). Then she can start making fun of the funny hair styles and clothes, especially my bangs in high school...but I digress, beyond that I think by going through these old pictures it will give some perspective that even though times seem tough sometimes, we need to remember that this time in our lives is a golden time, a time when love is still new, babies are still young and cuddly and the future is ours for the taking...as it was theirs. Cherish it.

My mother, AKA "Nan"...


My dad...
Tue happiness...
More to come next week!


"I remember a place...a town...a hour like a lot of houses...a yard like a lot of other yards...on a street like a lot of other streets. And the thing is, after all these years, I still look back...with wonder."
-The Wonder Years


8 comments:

Candice said...

Cute idea. I must say, however, that this kind of thing makes me sad. I am well aware of how wonderful this time is. I am absolutely in love with my life right now. I wish I could just pause it. I see myself as a young mom and wife, with a babe on my hip. I so wish we could stay that way. Whenever I see pics of older people at the stage I am at right now, I think, "Wow, I'm going to be old and my kids will be off and married one day too." While that IS a blessing, I just love my life right now. You know, when I am still my son's favorite person....as opposed to his wife. LOL Wow, this was a long comment. ha-ha

Miss Amelia Jane. said...

There is no doubt you look like your mother! She is stunning!

Kate said...

I love the World Trade Center photo. That's one to treasure, for sure.

The Niemeyer Nest said...

Great idea! Lucy will love this one day. I am in awe of your energy because I can barely blog much less do all the extras like you. Way to go!

Mama Blair said...

Dang I missed the giveaway! I definitely would love to try cloth diapers. My husband thinks it is going to be so awful but I don't. Your little girl is adorable!

Sweet Italy said...

You had a very good idea! Goodbye from Italy!

*starcrossd* said...

Hi Beverley, thanks for the camera recommendation! We are considering doing the Canon EOS Rebel which is a step down from what you have, but a few hundred less which makes it a nice fit for our price range. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

And I officially really love My Parents Were Awesome, thanks for sharing that. Your mother was really gorgeous, but I am biased because she looks a lot like my mom did back in the day (she's also of British heritage).

Leanne said...

Beautiful photos! I am with Candice, though. Photos like that make me so happy and so sad at the same time! It does remind me to treasure the moment right now, crazy life and all! It goes by faster than we realize!

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