3/15/11

The me you never knew.....

I attended a VBS event last night and had a blast. Met a lot of new people; spent times with friends. I really enjoyed myself. On the way home, I was thinking about how adaptable I am when I meet new people. It amazes me considering I wasn't like that at all in school. I was an introvert. Not sociable at all. In fact, I was rather shy (yes, my dear friends, shy...hard to believe). I did not make friends easily. I was lacking in self-confidence. I was a wall flower. Somewhere along the line that changed. I am more outgoing. I never meet a stranger. My family laughs at me all the time because I apparently wear a sign that says "If you talk to me, I will listen AND talk back to you." because complete strangers strike up conversations with me wherever I go. I remember one day sitting on a bench outside the rest room at the mall. When my daughter came out, I looked at the lady beside me and said "Well, I'll see you later. Have fun at your daughter's recital. I hope she does good." My daughter asked me who it was and I said some lady I was talking to on the bench. She just shook her head. Happens all the time. I never seem to run out of things to say. This morning, I was thinking on this again and thought "That was a "me" that my now friends never knew." So I thought I would dig up some more "old" me photos and share them. They are always good for a laugh....

This one absolutely cracked me up. I was 16 and going through my half-top bell bottom stage. You've probably never seen me with hair that long. I used to pull it back and pin it up to my head with bobby pins at night to try to tame the wild curls. Didn't work very good, just gave me wild waves. Check out the ponytails...

Not sure how old I was here...I think about 19. Mom had made my Easter dress. It was lavender dotted Swiss. I loved that dress and my high heels. I always loved having my picture made with Daddy...

I was seventeen in this next one. This was my Senior Picture that was taken at the end of Junior year. White plastic hair clips? Seriously? What in the world was I thinking? They aren't even holding any hair back. Just clipped right on a few strands for what I apparently thought passed for style....NOT.


I was 18 in this. I loved this dress. It was when young girls wore maxi dresses. This was my favorite one. So out of date, but I loved it so much I'd probably still wear it if I had it and could fit in it...


My graduation day with Daddy. Thanks to good old B'ville High School, red is still my favorite color...


I was about 23 here and worn plum out from chasing my twins who were around 2 at the time. Can anyone say exhausted? I weighted 85 pounds and wore a size 0. Clothes were hard to find. I think I was trying to pull off the elegant lady look but ended up with the "Oh my gosh I need a nap" look.


This was around 1978. I call this our "flannel family Christmas." I remember that just about everybody in the family got new flannel shirts for Christmas. They were all the rage that year. Check out the huge glasses. I always said that 10 pounds of my weight when I was younger came from my glasses....

Hope these made you smile. Just another sign of how I have changed over the years. As little as 5 years ago, I would never ever have posted old pictures of myself. Guess I realized it is good to laugh at ourselves every once in awhile.

5 comments:

Deb said...
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Beth said...

What fun looking at old pictures. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

nita said...

Thank you for sharing these with us. I am with you on this one, I don't recognize myself these days, I was once very reserved and shy and now I approach people ask them their name and tell them mine and strike up conversations. I sometimes think to myself, am I really doing this, it is just not me. Ah well, God has a purpose in everything. - God Bless - Nita

Mary said...

Great pictures..you were so tiny ! !

Rachel said...

Love the pictures. The plastic hair clips are so funny. I had red ones in my hair on graduation night in my pictures. They were butterflys. You look just like mom when she was young. Just noticed that. I like the one by the rosrbush. We did like our flannel shirts. Thanks for the memories. Love you.

 

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