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Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Little Girl Blue and Sepia Too - - -


Friday's Favorite Family Foto

This fun Friday Meme is sponsored by Deborah over at Pictures, Pots, Pens be sure to click over to see what fun photos others have posted.

(No need to click today, Deborah doesn't have a new Mr. Linky or even a new post up for this week's Friday Meme. Deborah - - - I HOPE you are OK, I'm worried about you!)

A while back someone, I just simply cannot remember who, posted a vintage photo of their mother or grandmother as a girl. That photo reminded me SOOOOOOOOO much of this one of my grandmother that I've been PLANNING to post mine ever since. If that other photo was on your blog, PLEASE let me know who you are.

This is my maternal grandmother, Hazel Stelting, long before she ever dreamed of the children, grand children, and great grandchildren she would have.

I have always loved this picture. I love the whimsical little smile on her face. I love the ringlets. I love how she is colored and everything else is in the sepia tones of old photographs.

Oh, and wouldn't our Vintage Thingies crowd LOVE to get their hands on the little stand upon which she's leaning - - - or on that stereo-opticon next to her elbow!!!

Another reason I love this photo is because I loved the grandma that this girl grew up to become. She was the best grandma ever. She was the kind of grandma that spoiled her grandchildren with simple pleasures like a little coffee with a lot of milk - - - even when mom said "NO".

And here she is again, on the right, with her mother (my Great Grandmother Tillie Stelting), whom I never knew. I was surprised by how much in this picture she resembles the high school and college pictures of my mom.

Those genes will do that to ya!!!!



Brenda said...

How adorable is that?! Wonder how long it took to get her hair up in those cute ringlets, and yet she's still smiling!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing that when comparing a childhood picture to one of their adulthood, they still look the same?
In a way.
I love her outfit, isn't it adorable?

Amy said...

I'm commenting again! :) It's really quiet around here. Some days, that's OK. Anyway, neat pictures! It's cool to find treasures like that. My Brady looks like my grandpa Buck's baby pictures, and Bryan looks like my grandma Buck.

Can you send me your home email address again? I can't remember why I need it...after the coffee kicks in, hopefully I will, though.

Carol said...

So sweet! I love looking at old pictures, looking for the adults they were to become. Those photos are treasures!

Stacey said...

What an adorable picture of your grandmother. I don't blame you for loving it!

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Keetha, What a beautiful photograph of your grandmother! The one as I child, I thought was a painted postcard, it is extrodinary and magnificent quality! Priceless, really, as I dont have to tell you!
Thanks for sharing!

KBeau said...

What great photographs. I just love old family photos. I have a whole wall of them in my family room that I need to share some time.

Jessica Morris said...

I love the picture of her as a girl too! Do you have it hanging in your home?

My grandma gave me a collection of old pictures and I just love them!
I left them at my parents when I got married, but I want to bring them down here with me and hang some of them up.

I can get lost staring at old photos and just imagining their life!

Keetha Broyles said...

Jessica, and anyone else who is wondering - - - these photos are hanging in my parents' home. Maybe someday they will be mine - - - or maybe someday they will go to my sister. Not quite sure yet.

If they don't come to me, I think I shall see about getting a print of the little girl one. I do really really really love it.

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh, but one more thing - - - my sister looks more like my mom and grandmother, so the original should really go to her.

I can't find my blog said...

I need to see if we have a photo of my grandmother's photo. It is similar, from around 1910. You'd love it!

Holly said...

Aw, I love it! I love the ringlets too. And her outfit somehow reminds me of Annie Oakley.

Kristin - The Goat said...

We've been pulling out the family photos a lot more recently and seeing the resemblances of my sisters daughters to our relatives. It's amazing how that works. :)

I love the photos you posted. I especially like the hand tinted photograph - I have a soft spot for those.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE old pix, these are awesome!!!

kyooty said...

What a great keepsake. My mom had a black and white photo of my Great Grandmother reprinted and painted. She was sittingon a park bench in Boston (imagine that Boston accent too)

Sweet Woodruff said...

Hey there. I think I'm the one who posted the picture. I found the girl and frame at a thrift store.

The picture of your grandma is a treasure. So beautiful. She's a darling, sweet thing. You are so blessed to have so many sweet memories of her.

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