Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Before Digital Cameras Existed

My wonderful husband has been excavating the garage this past weekend - truly there is no other word - and here are some of the charms he has come across.  You can begin your laughter at the second picture, continue onto the third but then...no laughing at my kids. :D 'Kay?
My Dad circa 1962.
Isn't he so handsome?
I miss him.
My first job.
Polyester rules baby!
[I always smelled like a Big Mac after a shift.
That material retains all smell .
 And please, dig the hat.  Styling.]
The caption on the back of this picture says "Best Friends" and we are.
1986
We were also quite tipsy.  Especially my buddy in the middle.
It explains his shirt choice.  24 years later?  He is still getting hell for it.
This lovely woman is Mrs. Smith.
She played the organ at my first wedding.  She was 78.
I was so happy to find this photo as she passed away this summer [at 98].
I am lucky to have her memory to cherish.
Pooldad and I married at last.  YAY!
[He found my wedding dress and shoes too!]
This was at my parents' home.
Mom did the decorating. :D
Daisies!!  Love em'.
[This picture is in really poor condition.  Sorry]
Wallene.  Halloween.  2 months old.
Pooldad and I took her to his work that evening [he was deejaying.]
The one costume I did not make.
I was busy nursing my lil' pumpkin.
My Dad with Wallene.
I think she is around  1 year old.
She loved her Papa.
He was a good Grandpa.
JR at about a year old.
My baby sweetheart.

Tee-man at two years old.
His smile is still THAT sweet.
Our princess, Dee.  4 years old.
Those boots were made for walking.
I started her at an early age cooking in the kitchen didn't I?
Pooldad at his 40th birthday party in our backyard.
My sister made the cake. :D

Because I love her red hair.
My first Chesapeake Bay Retriever.
Love you Rudy.

New Year's Eve [at home with the kids]
1998
We did it up right!
[He still takes my breath away.]


Melts my heart.

Not found in the garage but sent along to us:
This actually is digital.
Squirrel and her friends in the JMU Royal Dukes Marching Band.
Aren't they gorgeous!  Love them.
Well?  That is my little walk down memory lane.
Hope you enjoyed it.

Have a great Thursday!

15 comments:

RV Vagabonds said...

Wow, you should walk down memory lane more often. Lots of "awwww" moments there. Especially loved you and Pooldad all duded up for New Years--who owns a tux these days?????

word vert: prighth. When I'd get all huffy and smart-mouthed with my grandmother she'd say "and who asked you, Miss Prighth?" (priss)

Marni said...

Love them all!

Yum Yucky said...

I enjoyed it TREMENDOUSLY. I love looking at old pics, but you sharing yours is extra fun. :)

Jeannie said...

Fabulous photos! Were we ever that young? Holy Smokes! You were still lookin pretty darn good in 1998. (Not to say you aren't now - I just don't remember seeing a more recent picture) You almost inspire me to have a look in our photo boxes.

sapphireblue said...

Awesome photos!

Rudee said...

I love all of the photos, but there is something about that photo of you and Mrs. Smith. Beautiful.

Linda in New Mexico said...

This is too much fun. We should all post our wonderful pasts. This was a great peek into the Skippy Family. Thanks for sharin'. We'll, both you and ME, talk soon....I hope. The Olde Bagg

Diane Laney Fitzpatrick said...

Love all these photos! I could get lost in old photos. Yours are priceless!

Jeannie said...

Hey! Yes melatonin is otc. Used to only be available at health stores but regular pharmacies here have it now too.

Life in the mom lane said...

What a wonderful post! I love looking @ old pics and videos!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

fantabulous pictures! love the stroll down memory lane. the last pic is quite nice, as well.

Sally said...

I love seeing older photos! A couple years ago, my mom and I went to visit her cousin and we ended up scanning in some old black and white photos.... one of my grandma (that my husband thought was me) and one of my grandfather and my mom when she was a young child. Photos are priceless :-)

Me...Uncensored said...

<3 s how the fireplace is in the background of your mcd's pic and the one of you and your hubby :)

Barb and Steve said...

Such great pictures. Doesn't it just bring you right back to those moments? Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

My first job was McDonald's too!
Good for you! I don't even know how to work my freaking scanner!