Tuesday, June 14, 2022

From Outta The Past

Mom and Dad on their wedding day … their second wedding day, June 18, 1955. There were first married in a civil ceremony on June 17, 1955, but then has a ‘real’ ceremony the next day; something to do with Dad being in the Air Force and stationed in a foreign country … or maybe it was so nice they did it twice.

Mom and Dad some forty years later. They were married 51 years until my mother passed away.

My sister Jeri and I looking thrilled at:

A] going to church; or …

B] those horrid outfits

C] going to church in those horrid outfits

A few years later, dressed  a bit more, um. ‘Christian’ for Easter Sunday.

And then this one, clearly it’s my brother’s birthday because as the gay one I’d be wearing the crown most days.

Lastly, Carlos and I on our first date … it was a long date. I travelled 3000 miles to meet him and then spent eleven days there. But, looking back, well worth it.

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  1. xoxoxoxoxoxo to all! :-)

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    1. Fun looking back at the old photos.
      xoxo

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  2. I love looking at all of those old photos! Your last photo makes me want to go to Key West!

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    1. Key West is one of our favorite spots. Seeing that photo is making we want to plan a trip down there again.

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  3. Those wedding pictures are great! Though I never would have taken you to be a suit and tie kind of guy. As for those outfits? I'm going to choose D) Extras in an episode of The Mod Squad.

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    1. Oh, I rock a suit every so often.
      And that outfit, I believe, was handsewn, shirt, hat, belt and pants by my mother.

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  4. Oh, these all make my heart sing. As, for the matchy-matchy hat, shirt, and GASP belt... No wonder you like to mix things up now. (Di the underwear match, too?)

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    1. I think my mother made those outfits for us--she was a whiz at sewing--but I doubt she mastered underwear!

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    2. Well, you rock that conductor’s cap. Do you remember what the pattern was. I can’t tell from the photo. It is truly a priceless photo.

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    3. McCall's??????

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    4. LOL! I meant what the fabric pattern was.

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    5. Oops/ Um, Queer Paisley? Quaisley?

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  5. My heart is filled with joy looking at the pictures. I was born in 1957 and my father was in the AF. He married my step mother in Japan-where she is from and stationed. If I remember correctly they were married in the Japanese Embassy-early 60's. Being the queen that I am, I can attest I fully embraced the fashions of the 70's. The colors, the bellbottoms and a purple fringed vest I wore every chance I could get. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I believe I rocked a leather fringed vest a time or two!

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  6. Sweet photos! xoxo

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  7. I love old photos (especially of ourselves as kids, right)??? Your mom and dad made a handsome couple!

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    1. It's fun, and odd, looking back.

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  8. I really enjoyed this post. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Glad you liked the trip down Bob's Memory Lane!

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  9. Anonymous3:58 PM

    You look so dejected not being the one who is wearing the crown. Never fear. There is an internal princess inside just waiting to burst forth into a full fledged queen 😁. Lovely photo of you and Carlos.

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    1. I did, didn't I. I may have stolen it later and worn it around my room for days.
      Carlos and I had known each other about four days when that photo was taken and here we are now, 22 years later.

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  10. Your matching cap and shirt are . . . interesting. You and Carlos look good on each other.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. "Interesting" is a polite way of saying, 'Good god, what was your mother thinking?'
      Carlos and I do look good on each other; thanks!
      xoxo

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  11. Great old family photos! We used to have to dress up for church too. You wouldn't believe the girly-girl crap I had to wear.

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    1. Oh, we loathed Sunday clothes, and Easter Sunday clothes were the worst!!

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  12. Adorable photos. Thanks for sharing. Love getting to know more about you! Kizzzes.

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    1. Little snippets here and there.
      xoxo

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  13. Love, love, LOVE! The pics.
    That wedding pic is gorge. And I feel you with the clothes. Seriously.

    XOXO

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    1. Mom and Dad looked good on their Big Day!
      I kinda looked like a really femme Village Person. And there ain't nothin' wrong with that!
      xoxo

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  14. OMG! You look just like your mother!!!!!!

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    1. I get that. But then I get that I look just like my Dad, too.

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  15. The picture of you and your sister, someone said "dress of the 70's."

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    1. The 70s ... when fashion was horrid!

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  16. Loving the blast from the past. Fun memories. I was born in the 60s, so it's like a time capsule!

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  17. We weren't church goers and almost never went to Sunday School either, I think the few times we went was just Mum getting us out of the house and we girls always wore matching dresses that mum had made, but my brother's shirt didn't match unless the fabric was suitable.

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