Saturday, July 31, 2010

sepia saturday: hey good lookin

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!

13 comments:

tony said...

Good looking Indeed!2 great warm photos of Rita.

pink dogwood said...

Your mother is so very beautiful.

Barbara and Nancy said...

Your mother is sooooo pretty and I love her hair in the first shot. It makes her look so Scandinavian.
If that guy wasn't a boyfriend he sure looks like he wants to be.

TechnoBabe said...

The top photo is lovely. What a pretty woman and I like her hair braided on top of her head like that. You are right, the man smiling at her does have a delightful expression on his face.

gibknitty said...

wow, she's gorgeous. what wonderful photos! love the hair model flashback.

Eric S. said...

I'm sure she had the attention of nearly every guy at the beach. She is a really beautiful woman, and so stylish.

Love the song!

Martin H. said...

Your mother is gorgeous! She has the looks of a film star, and the guy on the sand knows it.

Daisy said...

I love the look on the face of the man in the first photo! He is so appreciative of your mom's beauty.

Atlantic City! I could be in one of those photos!

Pat transplanted to MN said...

Right away I noticed the man looking at her too. Very pretty photos though she looks lots slimmer in the 2nd one! Hardly a hairdo for a dip in the water in the first one! Nice photos both!

Christine H. said...

I also noticed the man and his admiring expression right away. Your mother was certainly a beauty.

TICKLEBEAR said...

your mom was a knock-out!! but i look rather at the woman in white on the right, and somehow, the word "B***H" comes to mind, as she may have been envious of the attention bestowed on your mom.
i'm just saying.
:)~
HUGZ

Nancy said...

Ohhh, these are great photographs. Your mom was quite beautiful. She seems very at ease and comfortable in these photos. Please let us know about the man sitting in the first one - boyfriend or interested onlooker....

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Great photographs, everyone looks so happy.