Friday, May 24, 2013

Flashback Friday


Just curious...do you think of bloggers in groups?  I find that if I think of one blog to visit, the same two, three, or even four will come to mind to visit as well.

Maybe it's because I met one through another; they collaborate regularly on a meme; or the blog authors just seem like good friends.

There are also some days I associate with blog activities, though I don't always participate in them consistently, depending on what's on my plate. I like the blog hops, but if I don't have time to hop around, I won't sign up for the day. Friday, I associate with four things, three hops that I have visited pretty regularly since they started, and now Camille's Flashback Friday.

Last week was the first time I participated in Flash back Friday, and I think I like it so much because I get to go through old photo albums. My husband has TONS of old pictures that his mom has given him over time, and I love to flip through them. I, on the other hand, only have one small photo album from my childhood, but in it are my mom and dad's wedding pictures, my beloved grandparents (on both sides), and pictures of me and my half brother together. Everyone in the album except me and my mother, has passed, so while it's a little album, it's still very special to me.

In it are about (5) photos of me at various stages throughout childhood. All of the pictures in the little album are getting old now, with little spots forming, yellowing, and fading. The one I've posted today shows some very crooked bangs. My first thought was I must have gotten into the scissors, but then I remembered my mom always cutting my hair, and never getting it straight. People used to tease her about it, so I'm guessing that's what was going on here too. No idea how old I was, but the chubby little arms made me laugh.

The picture's getting old, faded, spotted, and stained...it def. qualifies as a flashback photo because believe you me, it was taken a loooooooong time ago. ;)


You can link up here, if you'd like to hop along. Thanks for hosting, Camille!
http://www.asortafairytale.com/2013/05/flashback-friday_23.html

62 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

SO adorable, and your mother did a better job than mine I promise you! I remember one 'shag' hair cut where one side was almost 4 inches shorter than the other. Oi!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Loved this! I would post some younger pictures of me on here but I'm afraid I'd lose followers LOL

Masshole Mommy said...

Awww, you were so cute <3

stevebethere said...

Nice post ;-)

What a cute smile butter wouldn't melt heh! LOL

Have a cutetastic weekend ;-)

ps: Thanks for your visits ;-)

John DeBellis said...

My younger pictures would scare all away

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Blog hops can be fun

Sonya M. Jones said...

Aww...such a cutie little girl you were! I don't have time for most of what you mentioned above. I will however, visit the bloggers who visit me. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Jen said...

So cute! :) Love that picture.

Judy Haughton-James said...

You were definitely a cute baby girl with a lovely smile Rosey! I love Camille's Flashback Meme. I participate every week. Take care and have a great weekend.

Pat Hatt said...

I'd scare the rats away with mine at my bay lol and yeah any blog friends come about, and association comes due.

Sandee said...

My sister has the lions share of all our old photographs. I have a few. They are indeed fun to go through from time to time.

Have a terrific day. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a neat photo!

Theresa said...

I always like visiting Camille's flashback Friday, but have never linked up to them. I was inspired by yours last week and have been thinking about pulling up some old photos and giving it a whirl soon. I've just been swamped with other blogger obligations lately. Maybe next week or the week after :)

You were a cutie pie when you were little, but then again you still are lol. :)

Almost Precious said...

It is always pleasant to stroll down memory lane, to view old photos and see faces from the past, relive the moments again in our thoughts.
Thanks for sharing the sweet photos of you as a child and giving us a glimpse back into time. . . a special time. . .your time. :)

Kristi Maloney said...

Very cute. You have a great smile! Flashback Friday sounds like fun. I will try to check it out between other to dos! :) Have a great weekend!

Melissa Bo said...

Such a sweet picture! =)

Manzanita said...

You look so cute, happy and the most important..... healthy. You have a healthy glow.

Cyndi Calhoun said...

Okay so that photo of you is TOO CUTE!! I love, love it! And so sorry I haven't been over here regularly...I teach and it's the end of the year and it makes life a little too insane, haha. I promise to get on the regular train one of these days, lol. Keep on keepin' on - I love your posts! :)

2justByou said...

Aaaw...Cute photo! I've never done a Flashback Friday post, but they're always fun.
And yes, I do think of bloggers in groups, and blog events in groups too. There are so many hops that I love to visit, but sadly, I haven't been able to play in lots of them lately. Busy schedule. But we'd love to have you over at Meet & Greet, if you've got the time. =0)
Have a great weekend,
Kim
www.2justByou.com

alissa apel said...

That's a sweet photo.

I haven't done the Flashback Friday one, but I do the Wordless Wednesday, sometimes do the Creative Monday one, used to do the Rural Thursday and made up my own Sing, Sing a Song Saturday.

My Journey With Candida said...

What a little cutie you are in the pic. I have never done the Flashback Friday, but I don't usually do any of the Hops.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Awww, what a cutie. I like blog hops, but am not always consistent. Sometimes life just isn't like that.

Poke The Rock said...

aawwh cute picture :) loving the firnge.

I have a group of bloggers i seem to meet on loads of blogs i visit and that's a nice feeling, like we are in the same neighbourhood sort of thing

Charlotte Walker said...

Oh! Adorable! I like your fringe (bangs, sorry, I'm British!)

Found you through Flashback Friday xx

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness you are a cutie pie! sandie

Courtney G said...

What a cute picture! I love the old photos still, and they are getting yellow and spotted too. What a shame to never have them again some day, huh.

Stephen Sluder said...

You know... You just can't beat going through old family photos. The memories are worth the "price of admission."

Enjoyed, have a great weekend, Slu

Karmen said...

That smile is priceless--no matter what the bangs look like! :)

~ Noelle said...

I love it. so cute .... i love photos too, so i have plenty to look at ;)

Carole said...

Rosey, fantastic pic! You are the second person I know who likes cleaning! Makes you very special indeed - like to come over and enjoy yourself cleaning at mine??? Cheers

Lisa Newlin said...

This photo is flipping adorable! And I love the uneven bangs! You can totally pull them off. :-)

Murr Brewster said...

Were you the baby of the family? I too have a teeny tiny photo album from my childhood. I think by the time I came along the novelty had MORE than worn off. Nowadays when my grandnephew comes over I'll take fifty digital shots of him in one evening.

Cheriese said...

Cute picture! I love it when a photo is stained or faded, it gives it character!

mail4rosey said...

I was kind of an only child (I had a half-brother from my dad's first marriage, but I rarely saw him). So, my grandma had tons of pictures. When she passed they went to my mom.

And you're right, digital changes everything! We have SO many pics of all the kids, but I love it. :)

mail4rosey said...

I was just thinking I should scan the few I do have. I probably will do that soon. :) If you have a lot, there are places that will scan them for you (if you're not scared to part with them for awhile, which I'm thinking I might be).

mail4rosey said...

We've still got a couple of weeks left, but the atmosphere is already getting exciting w/things and activities being planned.

Good luck w/your end-of-the-school-year wrap up. I bet it can get hectic. :)

mail4rosey said...

All linked up, thanks. :)

mail4rosey said...

LOL! I wanted a shag haircut in the worst way, but reflecting on who probably would have been giving it to me, and laughing at your story, maybe I'm lucky I never got one. ;)

mail4rosey said...

If only the clean gene would have passed along to my ungrown children... but alas it has not (definitely has not, lol). :)

Dana said...

Oh, what a cute photo! I might have to join in this hop sometime. :)


I also think of bloggers in groups.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Ann Jones said...

I love looking back at old photos! Cute picture :)

ChatterBlossom said...

What a wonderful memory! I love that she got teased about that and that you have proof of her wandering scissors! ;-)
-Jamie
ChatterBlossom

Robin said...

Love looking at old photo albums. You look very happy. I love that about small children. And those bangs are precious. What a great memory!!!

Melissa S. said...

So cute! You look so happy :) And the bangs are really pretty trendy, if you think about it. And mad props to your mom for being brave enough to cut them. I'd be scared to death to touch my kids' hair, lol.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Awww, cute photo! I love going through old pictures and recently we acquired a bunch of my husband's baby photos. He was such a cutie pie!

Kenya G. Johnson said...

Interesting question at the beginning - I have pairs - one blog that makes me think of another. I'm gonna have to keep Flashback Friday in mind for random flashbacks. As you know I can go there and I have plenty of photos. Love yours!

Colette S said...

Ooh child, you are adorable! :)
And seriously how can mommy get bangs straight when y'all be shifting all over :)

I cut my son's hair now and tis the same thing. but hey, soon he'll balk and I'll let go :D

Love the flashback!
Scan them now girl so you have them all digital!

Kristie said...

What a cute picture! And that's what my kids' hair would look like if I tried to do it myself ;-)

It's funny you mention that you originally thought you cut your own bangs...I actually did that when I was maybe 4? I'm sure my mom has pictures somewhere :-)

mail4rosey said...

Sometimes... if it's not too much of either. Fading is the big problem w/hubby's old photos. Probably time to scan (overdue, actually). :)

mail4rosey said...

Glad I'm not the only one who does that (groups). I hope you get a chance to join in, it's fun. :)

mail4rosey said...

I do too. Thanks, Ann. :)

mail4rosey said...

Not sure she loves teasing, hahahahaha! :)

mail4rosey said...

I love that shiny-eyed happy little kids get too.

mail4rosey said...

I don't touch my kiddos hair either, probably residual trauma. ;) hehe

mail4rosey said...

Def. worth the price in admission. :)

mail4rosey said...

LOL It's funny that some of my kids look like me (2 of them do) but they never looked like this when they were little. :)

mail4rosey said...

I wish I'd have dated the bindings on mine. Hindsight is 20/20.

mail4rosey said...

LOL because 2 or so. ;) Thanks for visiting.

mail4rosey said...

I bet they are fun to go through. My hubby always looked like he looks now, it makes me laugh.

mail4rosey said...

Your flashback photos make me smile because you and your son looked/look so much alike. :)

mail4rosey said...

Mothers siding with mothers...and who knew I'd ever agree? :)

mail4rosey said...

My daughter had hair down the middle of her back, beautiful long platinum blonde hair. She took one huge hunk right out of the middle in the back (up close to her neck) and it all had to go, sigh, lol