Who's That Lady?
Beautiful Lady. Who's that lady? Lovely Lady. Who's that lady? Real Fine Lady.
I ran across this picture recently and it kind of took my breath away. I've seen many pictures of This Lady before but never this one. It looks like it could have been an ad straight out of a magazine of its time. OK, maybe a cigarette ad, but still. It was taken in 1953 when she was 22, and five years before I met her. And even when I did finally meet her, I never got to see this side of her.
If you haven't figured out who This Lady is yet; she is my Mom. If the year on the back is correct, she had a 1 year old running around (my brother), but sure doesn't look like it. As children we only get to see the Mom Lady and never the people they used to be before they became parents. After I scanned it, I sent it to my daughter, who said "That's Grandma?!" Grandchildren never get to see their Grandparents as vibrant young adults. When I was finally old enough to understand who my Grandparents were, they were already old! That's why old family pictures are so awesome, they give us a peek into the past. I'm very fortunate that my entire family on both sides had a love of photography and keeping the past alive through them.
Maybe some day when my daughter is old she will look back at pictures of me and think that her old Mom wasn't half bad looking in her day.
I had a great time looking through her pictures and only got about half way. These are a few more I put on Facebook for her.
|Three generations at about 2 years of age; 1933, 1960, and 1997|