Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Old photos...OLD???

I was sitting here one night not long around just browsing on the net, not really looking for anything in particular, when I happened upon our local Historical Society webpage. I found this site very interesting. It had old photos of our little town, old school buildings present and past, some which no longer exist, including the one where I went to grade school. My school, along with most other buildings in the little town where I grew up, was destroyed by a big flood back in the 70's.

my school

Notice the old cars? See that big sycamore tree to the right? I use to be allowed to dust out the erasers on the trunk of this tree. Every child in class would beg to do this chore just for a short reprieve from the classroom.

There was so much on this site that I spent hours looking and looking...way into the night...all the old places that I recognized, some that I didn't because they were before my time. There were pictures of many, many people, also some I recognized and some I didn't, some I had heard my parents talk about but never met. After I had scoured the many pages listed by categories, I found MISCELLANEOUS! What could this one be? When, what to my wondering eyes should appear?? This:


Yep, there I was in black and white...most of the white being the petticoat I was modeling that day!! (Another little meme fact that I omitted before: I hate wearing clothes!! lol) That's my mother holding my hand.

You can imagine my surprise. This was a photo from the collection of a man I never knew and also a photo that I had never seen before!! I'm going to have to investigate this further!! And, did I say OLD photos??


Karen H. said...

Good Afternoon Hope,
Wow, what beautiful pictures you found. I love to look at old photo's like that. I can't believe that you actually found one of you and your Mother on the internet as well. How neat is that. I would have to say I would have to do some more investigating too. "THANK YOU" for sharing these pictures with us. The old school house reminds me of pictures I have seen of the old school house from my hometown. Of course it's gone now, but they still have the old gym there, but it's not being used for anything. It is still cold outside. It is 26 degrees right now. I think the windchill is around 20 or so. I haven't been outside since early this morning when hubby left. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Tammy said...

I remember dusting! I loved our country school!

I would love to find a site like this, but like you I would probably spend way too much time on!

Loved the photo you could always say "vintage" instead of sounds a little more now *wink*

Have a great day!

Lib said...

Hi Hope,
Wow, what Treasures you found!
I Love History.
Have you ever scearched your Family tree? I have its interesting. One side I can't find names and don't know who to turn to to find them other than than I completed it. Been several yrs. back.
Hope your day is warmer than it was yesterday.
Love&Blessins', Lib said...

That was a really neat photo's you shared with us! You were a little dolly!! This was so neat!
Yes I have ONE more Christmas Party to go to tonight!! I am just about Christmased (is that a word) out!!
I am ready for everything to be normal! What ever normal is!! Love and Hugs Grams

Betty said...

Hi Hope,

I'm so glad you stopped by to visit me. You mentioned you are new to blogging. When did you first start?

I'm new at this myself. I started around the first of November, 2007. I am still trying to learn more. There seems to be so much to learn, and there are some bloggers who are so advanced at this. Maybe you and I can learn together.

I loved the picture of you. I'll bet that was a surprise to come across that.

Please visit me again, and I plan to visit your site often, daily if time permits. I have already added you to my list of blogging friends, and I hope you will add me to your's.

Have a good night,

Betty said...

Me again, Hope, just to tell you that I had also noticed that we both posted pictures of the snow. You could really see the snow coming down around the street light. That was a neat picture.

Guess we both were just so excited to see even a dusting, lol.

Anonymous said...

Awwww that was so sweet and you were beautiful. i hate clothes too and always say God wont let me be skinny because I may be nudist lol

Hootin' Anni said...
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Hootin' Anni said...

Hi Hope!!! I'm so glad you decided to drop by and visit with me. I'm very happy to meet you.

Wow, you found a photo of yourself on the internet? Oh, just where ELSE will there be a photo of you pop up mysteriously on the net. And you say you DON'T like clothes? Oh oh....that tells me ---well, never mind. I'll just pop out now before I put my foot in it and get myself into trouble. *laughing*

You're always more than welcome to come by Hootin' Anni's again, any time!!!! I love visitors and making friends.

[and P S, I read your profile, and I love antiques too. I really get flustered tho, 'cause I know I must now also be antique; since a lot of the wares in antique stores are from MY youth!!! LOL]