These 8 by 10 glamour shots from the early forties' or late thirties' are more from the Doris and Ray collection. I remembered opening up a manila envelope in the box that was given to me at an estate sale just for the asking, after having spent most of the afternoon thumbing through vacation snaps from the seventies' and actually having a little out-loud gasp. Now HERE was the kind of stuff I was looking for!
I found these photos pretty much in chronological order, and this one is probably from after she married Sonny's father (or possibly after she had Sonny!). See the ring on her third finger, left hand? Bingo. Delicate ladies' wristwatch? Check. Pearl cluster clip ons? Check. Thin gold chain bracelet? Check. Jungle red nails? Check. How stylish and grown up a gal looks! Which was what made it all the more fun when I found this grade school snapshot in a box of slides from the sixties', completely unrelated to the other contents:
While she's by no means an unattrative little girl, I love how this shows a progression to having become the swan-like adult woman. Do you see how her mouth and nose are a little too heavy in her tiny face? How those eyes are already full of the same strength of personality that would come across in pictures all the way into her seventies? See her no-doubt-naturally-stick-straight hair shaped in a semi-curled Dutch boy hair cut, her simple shift, and just that waiting-to-hurry-up-and-grow-up look. It reminded me so much of my own middle school pictures where you could see how scattered and not-yet-together my look was. I love this picture almost best of all.
Do you have any pictures to compare and contrast what your grandparents or other relatives looked like as children as opposed to grown people? Do you have any pictures from your adolescent years that are less embarrassing than neat-to-compare to the adult you've become? I'd love to hear about 'em!
Well, folks, I'm going on vacation next week! I might not post until Wednesday, but when I do, what stories I'll have to tell you all! Have a great weekend.