Friday, April 8, 2011

Me - A flower girl? Reminiscing with old photos

 I was a flower girl in 1957.  The beautiful bride in the photo above is still just as beautiful today as she was then.  I tell her all the time that it isn't right that she looks younger than her flower girl, now, 50+ years later!!!  Her husband died yesterday.  I am sending my thoughts and prayers her way.
Below is a photo of my mother that was taken in the 40s.  Wasn't she pretty?  She had strawberry blonde hair and blue, blue, blue eyes!!!!! 
This is a photo of my Sunday School class when I was 3 years old.  I'm the square kid who is the last one to the right on the back row.  My cousin, Malinda, is next to me.  She's the one with the pretty smile and curls.  My brother is the tallest one in the middle of the back row with the bow tie.
This is a photo of my grandmother, Honey, and her brother.  He died shortly after this was taken.  She's the one who taught me to sew and who wrote all the poetry and the journals.
                                                          Here she is with her parents.

This photo was taken in 1970 of my boyfriend (my husband of 38 years, now) and me at a formal dance.  Sorry about the glare of the glass in the frame.  I really need to get a scanner.


  1. What great memories. I'm going through all my saved things from my childhood and beyond trying to get rid of some in anticipation of selling our place. Isn't it a great feeling, especially in the Spring, to remember our past lives and all the loved ones. You did a great job with the pictures. Were the colorized ones done that way initially, or did you redo them?

  2. how fun!!! I love these pictures Julia! My favorites are the one of you and your future hubby :) and the one of your beautiful Mom ♥

  3. Hi there,
    Just passing through. I saw your comment on another handmade dress site and wanted to pass along a giveaway that's going on on my blog for a SUPER cute pattern.
    Cute blog! Sorry for the random comment!


  4. Lovely photos. Brings lots of thoughts to the forefront of my mind looking at them. Such a beautiful Mom you have.

  5. I really enjoyed sharing your memories of these photographs with you. You have a beautiful family and a wonderful legacy. Thanks for saying my son was ingenious! I always enjoy your comments.

  6. I just have to find my "flower girl"photo from sister's wedding now that I see how adorable that one you have here is.