Throwback Thursday

Posted: March 13, 2014 in Family, Personal, Photos
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As it’s almost time for a very special celebration–my 60th birthday– I thought some throwback photos might be fun.  I suppose they should be photos of me as a baby and growing older, but I found these and really like them, so…

Grandparents on my dad's side

Grandparents on my dad’s side

My parents.  Not sure whose dog that is.

My parents. Not sure whose dog that is.

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  1. Congrats and Happy Birthday! Love looking at old photos!

  2. What a beautiful bride you were janet. I hope your birthday is all you hope for. It is a great milestone enjoy the 60’s they are working well for me.

    • Awwww, thanks, Michael. It’s really just a number but a number that sometimes has some baggage, which I plan to avoid. 🙂 The party will be fun, with family and friends, the best way to spend the time. I wish all my blog friends could stop by, but then I’d also need a LOT more food and drink!


      • Well my 60th was a great night with family and friends. I’d drop by but it’s a tad far to go for a night out. I am sure you will have a great night. And lots of good things will be said about you. Have a good one. Michael.

  3. M. R. says:

    Totally beautiful.
    (1) Your paternal grandmama is where you get your looks. Clear as a bell.
    (2) The dog belongs to Elaine [grin]
    (3) I ADORE your parents. I haven’t seen anything as gorgeous since cocky laid an egg …
    (4) Chic once had spec like Bill had back then! – they were madly popular. 🙂

    • Wow, that’s some old dog then! 🙂 As for glasses, styles change…and then sometimes come around again. When I was little, I had a pair of pink what I call Cat woman glasses. And more recently I had some very large glasses. My latest pair had to be big enough to have progressive lenses.

      • M. R. says:

        I’mm off to my optom. this-morning (when the sun comes up), and I fear I’m going to need new multilenses. Many hundreds of bucks. You know all about that.

      • We got our lasts pairs at Costco and the prices are astonishingly low compared to optical places–less than half. Not as many choices, but still more than enough. When I got my progressive lenses, I thought I wasn’t going to be able to wear them as they were so different. I like them now for the most part. Now as to whether to get bifocal contacts, mono vision (which I know work but kind of creep me out to thing about) or just keep using reading glasses while wearing contacts.

        Good luck!

      • M. R. says:

        Thanks, kiddo! 🙂

  4. Congratulations Janet! What a nice look back in time!

  5. As I was a girl I dreamt about a wedding dress with a hat like yours.

    • The hat was a must as were having some beautiful flowers. Other than that, we didn’t spend much and used it for a wonderful honeymoon trip instead. After looking at stores that only sold bridal gowns and receiving severe sticker shock (gee, you only wear it once!!), I got my dress at JC Penneys for virtually nothing. Now you can even find great dresses at some upscale thrift stores!


      • to wear hats was so new and so wonderful for me ( we lived in a small village) that I decided to wear a hat too .o) I agree it’s better to spend the money for other things than for a dress you will wear only once :o)

      • I have a lot of hats (and still have this one, although I don’t wear it). I love them, but don’t have enough places to wear the dressy ones. 🙂

  6. Ah what a wonderful set of pictures… and a hat at the wedding looks perfect… and the sales-sticker on the shoes sounds like a perfect story to remember… I have a friend where the groom actually fainted just after saying yes… that’s also quite a memory…

  7. The Good News says:

    A hearty Happy Birthday to you, Janet. I enjoyed my trip down your memory lane.

  8. Lovely pictures! I love the hats, and the pictures 🙂 Have a great birthday 🙂

    • Thanks, Madison, and thanks for dropping by. I wish all of you were close enough to come by Saturday night for the party. Speaking of parties, are you planning to go to the next OWL meeting? I plan to go and am looking forward to it. If you’re going, do you need a roommate? I’m looking for one.

      Hope you’re not freezing today as we are!


  9. billgncs says:

    Ah yes, the lesson of always look on the bottom of new shoes…..

  10. Wishing you a very happy 60th birthday, Janet. Love the old family pics, especially the one of your parents with the unknown dog.:)

    • Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed the photos, too. I’ll have to ask my parents about that dog, but unless they see the photo, they may not even remember.


  11. I LOVE looking at old photos, whether they’re my own or from a complete stranger. Even the most mundane moments take on significance when frozen and saved throughout the years, providing insights on daily life… Each one is like a little time capsule, really.

    • They are fun, aren’t they. Our younger daughter likes finding old photos she likes, too. You’re right about it being like a little time capsule and you can make up any story you want to go with it.


  12. Janet, wishing you a Happy 60th birthday. ***yippee***
    fun to look back over years

  13. Absolutely wonderful !!! I love looking at vintage photos.
    Beautiful grandparents … and you.
    Happy BIG Birthday !!!!

  14. MythRider says:

    I like your throwbacks. Happy 60th. Hope you celebrate big.