Thursday, February 16, 2017

TBT Country...




It's Throw Back Thursday TBT

While digging through a box of old family photos, I came across this gem.  
If memory serves, this was during a period when mom had decided to try her hand at sewing. Gingham was obviously Big that year.  Don't remember that she did much sewing after this project. She did make sure I knew how to sew, by sending me to a terrific sewing leader in 4-H, so that I could make my own clothes.  I have been sewing ever since, but I never ever made matching outfits...


 That's me, sport'n the buck teeth and the high water bangs...


 

39 comments:

  1. It's a family treasure!

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    1. LL,
      I seem to be the only one willing to claim it, so it will be my treasure!

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  2. I love the matching outfits. Your Mom was a great seamstress.

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    1. CiNdEe,
      It was a sign of the times, rural gothic!

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  3. Great picture.Did your mum cut your bangs? We call them fringes and my mother cut mine even though she was a far better seamstress than ahairdresser.

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    1. Nelly,
      Thanks. Yes she cut my bangs, and then moved on to perms. I remember those terrible things... and her saying, "hmmm, the ends are a little over processed (burnt to a horrible orange crisp), I'll just trim them off."

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  4. Wow, I used to do that with the kids clothes and mine but not his ;)

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    1. Rain,
      It was the thing at the time. I don't think Dad was too thrilled.

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  5. Ah ha! I love it! And your mother was stunning.

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  6. Yep. From one highwater banger to another, YeeeeeeeHAAAAAA!
    Great shot. Gorgeous family. Boy did your mother have a great smile.

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    1. Cheri,
      Yep, we be styl'n in those days... It wasn't so bad til she moved on to the perms from hell!
      Thanks!

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  7. Beautiful family. Love all the homemade clothes and haircuts. My mother cut my hair until I was 10 then she let me go to the barber shop. LOL

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    1. Granny Annie,
      Thanks! I miss the old barber shops. It was a rite of passage getting sons first haircut there.

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  8. I think we al have one or two of those in a box somewhere...LOL

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    1. Old NFO,
      I'll wait while you dig it out... LOL

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  9. Even as a kid, you were pretty!

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    1. Scott,
      Ah, that is kind of you to say.

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  10. Love the photo. And the haircuts, I was a bad hair cutter and the boys were relieved to go to the barber. What wonderful smiles.

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    1. Celia,
      Glad you liked the photo. Mom cut hair for all of us, it was when she moved on to perms that I rebeled... lol

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  11. So, you were always pretty. We got a kick out of that photo.

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    1. Woodsterman,
      Thanks, but you might want to get those glasses checked, lol.

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  12. I love it!! My mom only ever got my younger sisters matching outfits because they were so close in age. I don't think she has sewed anything, ever!

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    1. Jenn,
      Thank you! My granny Mid was a fantastic seamstress, made us kids beautiful coats and jackets.

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  13. Holy crap. Matching outfits or not, that's a handsome family. Was your mom a Vargas model?

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    1. Grunt,
      LOL, thank you! You know I never thought of that "Vargas model" but she sure could have been back in the day!

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  14. We never had matching outfits in the family, per se, although mom was quite a seamstress, and took delight in providing matching outfits for me and my dolls.

    You still can see couples wearing matching outfits down here -- usually, where there are polka parties and square dances taking place. Also, cloggers. I confess a certain fondness for matching western shirts, especially if they have pearl snaps.

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    1. shoreacres,
      I inadvertently bought the Cowman a shirt with pearl snaps, once, he was not happy, "only outsiders & dudes wear those things".
      His dad & grandfather had their shirts made in SanFrancisco and there was never a pearl snap in sight. So I'm sure that's where the no snaps came into play.

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  15. I remember how popular matching outfits were. My Mom liked to dress my sister and I alike. Oh, and the home perms! We felt like we looked like tennis balls after one!

    Great memories you've provoked!

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    1. Barbar Cat,
      LOL, yes when she moved on to home perms: I remember those terrible things... and her saying, "hmmm, the ends are a little over processed (burnt to a horrible orange crisp), I'll just trim them off."

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  16. In Hawaii they call that matching-outfit thing "Aloha Wear" and Hilo Hatttie's sells a ton to visiting wedding parties!
    I think Westerners could call it "Howdy Wear" and get along fine. ;-)

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    1. NotClauswitz,
      LOL, "Howdy Wear" what a great name for it, thanks!

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