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Saturday, September 8, 2012

A True Vintage Gal

 FOLLOWING IS THE LIVING PROOF THAT 
I AM A TRUE VINTAGE GAL


This is a short story of a 
True Vintage Gal.
(1945) 

How do you know that you are a vintage gal?
It is quite easy. 

You look through old vintage photographs and
 . . .
(Look at those chubby legs)

you're the main character, LOL.
(1950) 

This is my third grade school photo
(1955)

and this is my 6th grade school photo.
(1958)

If I'm looking for photos to use in vintage cards I don't have to go very far.

I just celebrated my 67th birthday
and life is good . . .
I've lived through some very hard times and some very good times.  
The bad times made me strong and helped me to appreciate the good times.  

If you have read this far,
I just want to say thank you for sharing
some of my childhood (vintage) days. 


I feel honored to be a part of the 
sisterhood of bloggers.
Have a great day,
Connie :)

 
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60 comments:

  1. Dear Connie,
    Love the photos! My last school photo was when I was 11 years old. The school wouldn't take any photos after that for some reason!
    June

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    1. Hello June, thank you so much for this lovely visit. My granddaughters are in kindergarten and first grade this year . . . so I am already looking forward to school photos. It's so much fun to put them together and see the youth process, from year to year. Have a great day, Connie :)

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  2. Connie,

    What fun to look back at old photos. My favorite is of you with hands on hips.....too cute. Thanks for sharing.

    Candy

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    1. I'm so happy that you came to visit and delighted that you enjoyed my little photo tour.
      Have a great day, Connie :)

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  3. I love, love, love, old photos and yours are great! Makes me wanna go dig through mine! Happy weekend!

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    1. Hi Deb, one of my husband and I's favorite thing to do is sit down together and go through our family albums. Thanks for stopping by, I adore company, Connie :)

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  4. Hi Connie,
    I have a couple of photos of myself as a girl. I am told, I belong to the "Boom Baby" era.
    very nice post Connie, super photos
    a belated happy birthday
    val

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    1. Thanks Val. I love seeing old photos, especially old family photos of grandparents and uncles and aunts.
      My favorite are wedding photos. Thanks for stopping by . . . i just love company. Connie :)

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  5. Just love your "Vintage" photographs. I have several boxes of photos I got from my Mom to scan. Wonderful post today!

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  6. Happy Birthday Connie ... from another Vintage Baby Boomer, circa 1947 ... 8)

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    1. Another true vintage gal! Thanks for sharing, Connie :)

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  7. you are a beauty thats for sure, lovely photos,

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    1. Hi Laurie . . .you are a sweetie pie!

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  8. These are lovely photos! A dear child full of hopes and dreams :). I hope you had a nice birthday with family and dear ones. Have a wonderful Sunday.

    Maria

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    1. Hi Maria, and thank you so much. I had a lovely birthday. A wonderful dinner prepared by my nephew and then a trip to visit our daughter and granddaughters and see their new schools. Thanks for stopping in and do come again. I love your visits. Connie :)

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  9. I love the photographs! Thanks for sharing them.

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    1. Hi Amy, thanks so much for stopping in. I'm happy that you liked the photos. Connie :)

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  10. Well Happy 67th birthday! And thanks for beingsuch an inspiration to all of us. We're the lucky ones.

    Cindy Bee

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    1. Dear Cindy . . . you are so sweet, but then you are the bee lady. You're just dripping with honey, right?
      Thanks so much for stopping by and for all the encouragement you send in your lovely comments. Not just to me, but to all your wonderful friends. I think that I can speak for all of us, when I say, "We love you!"
      Have a marvelous week, Connie :)

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  11. Oh I love your vintage photos Connie and here's wishing you a belated Happy Birthday - hope you had a wonderful day
    Patricia x

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    1. Thanks so much Patricia. My birthday was relaxed and wonderful . . . surrounded with loving family.

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    1. Hi Deb, thank you for the birthday wish. I just came from your blog, those sale finds are great.
      My prayers are with you . . . you are a sweetheart, Connie :)

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  13. Love looking back at old photos- seeing the hairstyles and clothing and laughing when I see those that have come back into fashion.

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    1. Hi Terri thanks for stopping by, I so enjoy company. Have a great day, Connie :)

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  14. Oh Connie,
    you were and still are, one beautiful vintage gal.

    Thanks for sharing these sweet pictures.

    *smile
    K.

    p.s I think you have a sassiness in you too :)
    Just look at that confident smile!

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    1. Hi Kerin, I may be a little bit sassy now, but I'm afraid as a child I was very shy. Maybe not around family, but around everyone else. I was almost 30 before I ever realized that I could actually voice my own opinion and that it mattered. That was then . . . My sweet husband was the first person in my life to really make me see that I had value just as I was, and that my ideas and thoughts were as important as anyone else. Girls need to grow up knowing this. Have a great day, Connie :)

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  15. Happy BIRTHDAY CONNIE!! What a great post! Looking at your pictures gave me a "BIG SMILE"! First, I can't believe you are 67! (are you pulling our boot-strap?) What a pretty lady or should I say "VINTAGE GAL"? Whatever you are doing, keep doing it...cause it agrees with you! May GOD BLESS YOU with MANY, MANY More! From one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

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    1. Hi Roxie, well that was a very sweet comment. I know that when I reach 97, I will look back and think that 67 was young, so I have decided to think it now instead. Some days I feel so good that I could take the bull by the horns, and other days my poor old back is killing me and I feel older than the hills. Fortunately the good day way out number the bad ones. Thanks for your lovely words, Connie :)

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  16. Gorgeous photos - such a sweet child. Happy Birthday, Pj x

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  17. Such sweet photos - sometimes I look back and mine and shudder at the hairstyles (or lack thereof)...but they are still my memories. Thanks for sharing yours with us today!

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    1. Hi Linda, all the old fashions and hairstyles are part of what make old photos so special. thanks for the sweet visit, Connie :)

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  18. Oh, what cute photos, Connie! Thanks for sharing those. Happy, happy birthday. :-)

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  19. Cool photos Connie...you ARE a true vintage gal! (I love that you "own" it)

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    1. Hi Janet, What can I say . . . each day holds a memory . . . and each memory makes us who we are. I've done a lot of growing through my 67 years and I wouldn't trade any of them ( good or bad). Right now in time, I am right where I am suppose to be, and enjoying it. Thanks for your sweet visit, Connie :)

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  20. Wonderful pictures of a vintage gal, belated happy birthday wishes!
    Sarah x

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    1. Thanks so much . . . have a great day, Connie :)

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    1. Hi, and good morning. It's nice to see you, Connie :)

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  23. I love looking at vintage photos and you were adorable.

    Happy Birthday, Connie! I hope you had a wonderful day and another beautiful year headed your way.

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    1. Hello Denise, it is great to hear from you and thank you for the compliment and for the birthday wishes.
      Have a wonderful day, Connie :)

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  24. Adorable pictures, I would say that you were a Tom boy! Happy Birthday!

    Carol

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    1. You hit the nail on the head . . .with tom boy. I love being outdoors.

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  25. Love the photos!
    I hope you had a very happy birthday!

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  26. Happy Birthday! How could I NOT read through and look at these wonderful photos?

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  27. Oh my gosh! Such cute pics! My favorite is the one where you're leaning against the tree in the plaid jacket.
    Darling. Yes, I'd say you have the perfect vintage pictures to use when you need them for art and things!
    Too cute!
    Erica :)

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    1. Hi Erica, and thank you for the sweet comments. Connie :)

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  28. Great photos! Funnily enough I've just been looking at my vintage photos and I had the same chubby legs!

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  29. You were so little when wearing your Daddy's hat. I love seeing you when you were so little! You really haven't changed over the years, Connie, you look the same as you did back then. I don't know if I still do.

    Thank you for the wonderful "vintage" post.

    Kathy M.

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  30. Happy belated birthday, Connie! These photos are just gorgeous!

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  31. Dear Connie, you haven't changed a bit!! These photos are just gorgeous, and you look such a sweet and thoughtful young lady in the last couple. The young ones are adorable, and is that Little Bo Peep on your jumper? Just lovely.I hope you had a happy birthday, and as you say, there have been good times and bad times. Isn't that the way......but I know that whenever I pop over here you make my day brighter. Bye for now, Jane

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  32. Oh Connie, you were such adorable girl!!!. Those pictures are priceless :). I LOVE the photo you took with long exposure no flash, so peaceful and cosy. I could almost smell the hot cocoa there :). Hugs.

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