weeks ago I thought it would be easy to jump back on the sepia saturday train by posting beach photos - then my intention went the way so many of my intention do - good, but unrealized. who said life slows down in the summer!
then I ran across these two snaps of my lovely mother rita so maybe I can redeem myself.
like so many of the photos in the family treasure box these have no date. however, given my mother's hair in the top pic, I'm safe in assuming the photo was taken before my mother got married. in the late 1940s, in my mom's bachelorette days she supplemented her income as a hair model. the do in the top photo definitely looks as if it comes from that chapter of my mother's life.
I love this photo - there is simply so much happening in it. based on what I know about my mother's beach habits, the photo was probably taken in atlantic city, new jersey. I'll have to ask my mother if the fellow sitting on the sand to the right of her was her fella at the time - or just some random guy who was admiring the model - doesn't he have a delightful expression on his face?
again, I don't know where or when the second photo was taken. but the location looks like florida where my parents lived in the early 1950s. based on the original print I have, I'm fairly certain the photographer was my dad - he was in photo school during the time they lived in florida and developed and printed much of his work.
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one of the top songs in 1951 was hank williams hey good lookin' my folks were married in 1951, which means god willing, next march they will celebrate their 60th anniversary!
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