This week’s Foto Friday Fun features 9 images chosen by readers from years of my life and joining in celebration for my 61st birthday, yesterday. Thanks for helping me reminisce through the years.
Our meme number for this week is 1955. Please link in any day this week by digging into your archives and sharing a photo and story on your blog. Plus check out the other posts linked to the Foto Friday Fun meme.
My parents named me Gail Lyn Olmsted on March 26, 1954. When married in 1980 I became Gail L O Woessner. After 17 years of marriage I divorced and changed my name to Gaelyn Loomis Olmsted. Loomis is my mother’s maiden name.
Yogi chose 1955, the year he was born in April and he’s already celebrating “60 days of pre-Birthday, the day, and then 60 days of post-Birthday. 121 days in all.” Why not all year? At one-year old looks like I was celebrating a bath in the kitchen sink. And 60 years later show a topless photo of myself to the world.
Cindy chose 1957, an era long before digital when Studio photos were popular.
Shane chose 1967. What a big difference 10 years makes to a little girl who became a teenager.
Cindy chose 1977 and 1997, “the Years of New Beginings.” I couldn’t find any photos from 1977 when I was living either in Mt View, CA or Carbondale, IL. 1997 was definitely a year of new beginnings, as I ventured out after divorce and spent my first winter in the AZ desert where I would sit outside and create wearable art with beads.
Diane chose 1963, “to celebrate our 10th year of living in Rhodesia.” I would have turned 10 the following year when we moved from my Hinsdale school to Downers Grove. Can you pick me out in this 4th grade class?
Sherry chose 2010, “the year I finally retired to live my dream.” Also a year for me to live a dream, my first visit to South Africa. I wish that everyone would live their dreams, but not the nightmares.
Sallie chose 1958, “which is the year my oldest son was born.” She thinks that makes her old enough to be my mother but I believe she’s younger than her years. At four-years old Mom was still doing the Studio Photography thing, and the permanents for curly hair. Can you tell how scuffed up my knees are? Honestly, I was a tom-boy. But Mom liked to dress me up.
Jonker chose 2013, “the year we got to meet face to face for the first time.” And he proved to be a wonderful tour guide showing me around his fair city of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I think my very next stop was the zip-line in Tsitsikamma. Hope we get to visit again Jonker.
Please join in by:
1) Sharing a #1955 photo index number from your photo archives in a post on your blog with a story that goes with the photo. Then add the URL from that post to Mr. Linky below along with your name (Gaelyn, AZ), and link back to Foto Friday Fun 104 in your post so others may read and join in.
2) You can also leave a number between 01 and 9999 in a comment for next week’s Foto Friday Fun.
3) One or both of the above.
4) Spread the word.
First commenter will chose next week’s photo index number.
Do you have a favorite from this week?
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