Memory Lane

My high school senior brought home the paperwork last week for putting a baby picture in his yearbook. No way was I going to miss that chance, especially since he’s gone from being this chunk of baby cuteness to a 6’1″ string bean.

Among the pictures I dug out was this one. Both boys on the first day of school, 1996. My oldest was starting kindergarten; his little brother was 3 and going to preschool at the same private school in Florida. It’s hard to believe they are the same giant teenagers I live with today. Or that it’s been 12 years since that picture was taken. Really, it doesn’t feel like that long ago.

Speaking of long ago …

On the left is me, Easter 1972, around 18 months of age. The other photo was taken about a year later. I’m quite the fan of that deer-in-the-headlights expression on the right. I was actually trying to find pictures of me in mama-made clothes to scan in (still looking, BTW) but got a kick out of these and scanned them in for posterity.

Remember my ode to my mom’s meatballs? Imagine my surprise to find this photo of her in action. I’m going to have to ask my dad if he knows when it was taken, since I’m not sure of the date and I don’t recognize the house at all (but not surprising since we moved around a little bit, thanks to the Army). I really don’t remember having seen this picture before, so to find it now, so close to the time of my reminiscing, just makes me happy. And a little teary.

16 Replies to “Memory Lane”

  1. Awww, those photos are amazing! And isn’t it funny how YOUNG our parents look in those photos (well, duh, they were our ages or younger, I guess!)? I have a photo somewhere of my mom in a white bikini and she looked like Cher with her long black hair! Cher *before* all the horrid plastic surgery, that is.

    I don’t know if my sons’ schools put baby pictures in the yearbooks or not. But if they do? It’s payback time πŸ™‚

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  2. My goodness–your younger son and Miss L look so much alike! And Miss L is just a picture of her momma! I love the photo of your mom–drying sleepers on the radiator, fixing her famous meatballs–what a keeper!

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  3. Hunny, I luv ur site!! OMG, Miss L looks so-o-o much like her mommy! You r “sew” talented with all your projects. Tx 4 sharing!

  4. I’m so thankful for photographs–they truly are a time machine (particularly since my memory is…um….what was I saying?)

    Thanks for sharing these–very, very precious stuff….

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  5. Oh how I love to see people’s old pictures! Love the deer in the headlights one. I also love how L looks just like a blond version of your middle kid. Your mom looks charming!

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  6. As I am way behind on my blog reading, I am just going to have to repeat the comment that wow – you and Miss L are one and the same!! That pic on the right is just like taking Miss L back to the 70s. Thanks for sharing – these were fun to look at!

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