Tuesday, September 4, 2007

back to school special

recently cyberbuds ms. mamma, gary, and dan posted old school pictures of themselves on their respective blogs. I was completely delightful by these posts and old school pictures. I thought I'd join in the fun. furthermore, I offer a lighthearted challenge to others out there in the cyberhood to dare to join in this wave of nostalgia....

I checked out my stash of old photos to see what pictures I have from my school days. alas, the only 'official' school pictures in my possession are two from 'the early years' clearly before I might have blossomed into any type of flower of cuteness. as with most rare and exotic blossoms my bloom was brief. if memory serves me correctly cuteness arrived for a few months during my junior year of high school; unfortunately the only remaining copy of the school picture which actually captured this moment hangs in the family rouges gallery at my parent's home. I expect my parents were so happy that for once there was one decent school picture of me that they distributed all copies to family and friends.

in the spirit of full disclosure here you go! this picture was taken in 1963 while I attended third grade at st. ann's school in memphis, tennessee. note the absolutely fetching school uniform complete with white shirt with requisite 'peter pan collar' - unfortunately school photos never capture the footwear of the times. since I attended schools with uniforms until sixth grade, I believed children only were 'allowed' to wear saddle shoes and keds. little wonder I have no sense of style! jeez!
while 'mining' my box of old photos I ran across this picture which was taken in the late 1920s or early 1930s of my mother and the children of harwood mines, pennsylvania. I expect this group picture may have been an informal school photo? such lovely shoes!

10 comments:

gig said...

love it!!! I think I can match your photos as well...ummm...where is that stash....

Polly Jean said...

so cute!!

it was great meeting you yesterday. let's keep in touch!

msb said...

I like this wave of nostalgia. I must check "the box " and see what I can rustle up. I think you are very cute in the picture.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

There is nothing better than rooting around in boxes of old photographs. If it's any consolation my school uniform also had the requisite peter pan collar! Love the pictures, by the way - very cute.

John Eaton said...

Very cool, Kimy.

Mouse medicine rocks,

John

gemellen said...

awe!some!

Gary said...

This is GREAT! I love it. The whole thing from start to finish made me smile. You are being too hard on yourself - the bloom is still on the rose I am sure.

I simply adore saddle shoes but they don't make them for men. Back when I was going to NYU I tried deperately to find a pair for myself but ended up having to buy a pair of women's shoes in my 'size'. They killed my feet but I refused to give in. To this day my shoes are all Saddle Shoesque.

Great post. Thanks for making me smile.

kimy said...

thanks gang for commenting!

pj - was GREAT meeting you and your ma-in-law. hope you guys continued having a good time at the peace show and you enjoy the rest of your visit to 'our fair city'

msb, av & gem hope to see pics up on your respective blogs soon! gotta love those 'peter pan' collars & why do they call them peter pan collars anyway!!

je - thanks for dropping in on the mouse hope you'll be back! and back at you! fell in love with your blog as soon as I saw your picture native 'homeland security' have a similar image up on my fridge - yep, terrorism since 1492!

gary - too kind! and hey regarding your saddles - I've heard it hurts to beautiful! xxx

jenclair said...

Great photos! I'll have to check on some possibilities...

Ms. Mamma said...

You're very cute and sweet! I love all of those Mary Janes in the bottom photo, too. I have a pair.