For today's Friday Flashback, I'm flashing so far back that I wasn't even around yet and the world was a sadder place. (Kidding... I have to watch what I say, I've been losing followers. I think someone took the Edwards bumper sticker a bit to seriously.) Anyway, where was I? Oh, yes. Friday. I love old pictures and one of my many projects involves scanning all my family's old pictures into the computer and compiling a sort of family tree. These are a few that I particularly like...
This would be my great-great grandfather on my dad's side of the family. I love this picture...the pipe, the hat. I wonder what he's thinking. Doesn't he look like a nice guy?
This is my grandma, also on my dad's side. These pictures are special because of the shoes...she still has them and shows them to me everytime I come over (which isn't as often as it should be) and tells me the story. My deceased grandpa picked them out for her, they were here favorite. You can't tell from the poor scan, but they're beautiful tooled leather, with a scroll design. They'd be quite "in" today. I also think she looks like Ashley Judd in these pictures.
This is my dad as a child, with his grandfather.
This was my grandfather on my mom's side in his high school picture. He committed suicide a few years ago and it always makes me a bit sad to look at this picture. He had no idea what his later years would hold...perhaps it's a good thing to not know the future. It would be too hard to deal with the present.
This is my very stylish grandma on my mom's side. At 86 she can, and will out shop you. She buys shoes by the hundreds. She once gave me a pair that she had, saying "I got home and found I already had a pair like this. I must have really, really liked them."
I'm just glad we both wear a size 6 1/2.