Vintage Family Pictures

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I have been semi-MIA this last couple of weeks. My parents 50 Wedding Anniversary is August 8th and my sisters and I are busy trying to put together the celebration. The challenge in that is that we all live in different parts of the country. We will be coming together in two weeks, with all our joint efforts for this party and I can hardly wait....except there is still LOTS of work to do. I am working on table decorations and the cake plan (I am making the cake) and my sisters have been working on the catered lunch, DJ, photographer and a memory book.

For my Vintage Thingie Thursday, I thought I'd share some vintage ME. These are photos that belong to my Mom that have now been scanned (thanks to sister Glenda)and will be part of our table decor (we are framing 50+ photos in gold frames we've been collecting and painting when need be).

My Mom & Dad & I in 1961, right after moving to San Diego (my Daddy was in the U.S. Navy)

I just love this picture taken at my Grandparents home in 1962. I remember that fence but it was later replaced by a chainlength one and that tree also went away at some point and if you look real closely, you can see that the street is not paved, that was done in 1971.

This is our family in the mid-1970's. I am on the far right and about 16 years old. What a funny picture it is for me to look at!

Thanks for baring with me and my lack of new posts! I have a camera full of pictures and will be taking MANY more during our trip so I'll have lots of new posts coming.


  1. Karen said...:

    This is wonderful! Take pictures of the preparations as well as that will play a major role in the celebration nad memories. Enjoy the hard work/play and I know you realize what a blessing it is to still have your parents. The celebration will be worth every effort you all are making and so appreciated. Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Good luck!!
    Ladybug Creek

  1. P. said...:

    Enjoyed your pictures! I have similar ones from the same time period. Fun (and funny) to look back on these. Good luck with the anniversary party!

  1. LV said...:

    These pictures are priceless. Sounds like when all is said and done, your parents will have a blast on their anniversary. Best wishes to them.

  1. I just love old photos, I did a heritage scapbook and loved learning about relatives I never knew and looking at all the wonderful photos.

  1. These are precious and I love seeing baby and kid photos of my friends. Your dad looks like a movie star and your mom, she remidn me a LOT of my Norwegian friend, you have Norwegian family somewhere back in your family tree? In any case, these are great!!!!Thanks for sharing them. Maybe I"ll get some photos scanned one of these days!!! Have a great Thursday. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  1. HI Gail...Oh, I added your button to my blog :) :) I don't know how I missed that!!! A sweet blogger friend of mine is going to make a button for my blog. I'm so excited. I love buttons!!! Again, thanks for sharing these photos. I have my great-grandfather's high school graduation picture for the 1910s...and check it, the women have those puffy hairdos and big bows just like the women in Anne of Green Gables!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  1. Debbie said...:

    I spent time in old photos just like these while helping with my sister's recent 50th birthday. I know how much you enjoyed it!! That 70s family shot could have been my own family.

    I love the baby pic with your parents, too.

  1. I love old family pics and am just like my mom about making sure I preserve these great memories. A very HAPPY Anniv. to your parents. I know ya'll will pull it all together and the celebration will be wonderful! The many gold frames idea sounds pretty.

  1. Miri said...:

    Terrific pictures! You were a real cutey!

    Have a wonderful time at your parents' 50th!

  1. Julie Harward said...:

    I loved your pictures, your parents were so cute! What a lovely thing to celebrate! :D

  1. Coloradolady said...:

    What wonderful family photos.....these are great memories and congrats to your parents on their 50th...what a milestone. Have a great VTT!

  1. spindlecottage said...:

    I love looking at old photos!

  1. Maureen said...:

    Old photos are such fun! I'm sure your parents will love seeing them at the party. Congrats to them on 50 years!

  1. Marie said...:

    I love your vintage pictures. I have been making a book of our Thompson family back several generations. Some members of the family have shared some wonderful pictures. I just wish we had them when my grandparents were alive so that they could tell us for sure who some of the people are. People didn't put names on the back but I don't either today. I know that I should.
    Marie NC

  1. Stacey said...:

    How exciting to have parents who have been together for 50 wonderful years. What an inspiration to those around them. And how sweet of you and your siblings to plan a celebration. Hope all goes well!

  1. Farmchick said...:

    Hi~ I found my way here via The Harwards. I really enjoyed my visit here. Hope you can stop by and visit me too! :)

  1. I have given you the Sweet Blog Award!

    Plus what precious memories. It sounds like your parents celebration will be full of love.

  1. Kim said...:

    How fun that was, thanks for sharing those photos. I bet it was fun to go through them all.

  1. Kathy said...:

    These are wonderful! I was thinking change the faces and I have the same poses from my childhood. It is fun to look back through photos!
    God Bless,

  1. Kathleen said...:

    Great snapshots, and good luck with the party!

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