Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Positive Infinity

My dad (L) with his best friend Al (R) holding me~1953

Photographs...hung in the ethers.


Some are happy.

Some are sad.

Some are in between.

I see that, even at a young age, my attitude showed. "What obstacle?"~ Ronda and Mark~1957

Stepping stones

Yep, I pretty much act the same way today. Me~1957

along the timeline

Me and my sistah, Tami-1967 (she doesn't think we look like each other, what do you think?)

of life

Sophomore, fall of 1968 proudly wearing the dress I made that summer. Sheesh! Need to wax those brows, girlie (we tweezed in those days).

leading from one to the

Senior, 1971. Hmmm, eyebrows are a little better but it was about this time that shaving or tweezing legs, axillary (arm pits) or anything went out of fashion. That fad didn't last long for me.



Mrsupole said...

I'm a tripping down memory lane here. Awesome pics and your sis does look like you in that pic. I am just wondering how much trouble you got Mark into. And I truly hope that each time you climbed the gate that you were safe and never fell.

This is so much fun to see all of these. You were so beautiful in them. Loved the one of your dad and his friend holding you.

God bless.

DUTA said...

You were quite a little adventurer in your childhood ( climbing over the fence ), and a beautiful adolescent!

Brian Miller said...

a wonderful trip down the lane, beautiful pics, of course...in the stepping stones pic you seem to be playing on the breeze. thanks for the smiles.

Leah said...

I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying this peek at your past, in this post and the previous ones. These photos are remarkably full of energy. Thank you for letting us look!

Ronda Laveen said...

Sherry: Yeah, I think my sister looks a lot like me in that picture. Thanks. I laughed when you wondered how much trouble I got Mark in because you are right. It was rarely the other way around. Well, I was safe enuf...I always learned a lot from falling. Whee....

DUTA: I have always been adventurous, in my own way. Dare to go there, yes!

Brian: Yes, I do seem to be playing in the breeze. Really can't remember what the heck I was doing but I still often just dance with joy, engery, breeze.

Leah: Thanks. I've enjoyed this trip back in the past that Reya started. I would love to see some of your (and others) pictures. HINT, HINT

Baino said...

I love the stepping stones photo, you look like a master of Tai Chi! I still have to browse through those photo albums that are hidden away in the top of the wardrobe. Not sure if I'm brave enough to post them!

Megan said...

Ooh, I can't decide between the long hair and the short - both gorgeous!

I see that you had to get over the fence in skirts. What kind of condition were your knees in, those days? :)

You'll see my sophomore year picture over my dead body!

Ronda Laveen said...

Baino: I do kinda look like I'm doing Tai Chi now that you mention it. Go on, you can do it. Just climb right up on top of that wardrobe and drag down those old albums. I'll spot you.

Megan: My knees were pretty scabby for most of my life. In fact, they still are (noted as I look down).

About the sophomore photos over dead bodies, Guido says he can take care of that problem.

TechnoBabe said...

Yay, another tomboy full of adventure and spirit. You were such a cutie.

Ronda Laveen said...

TechnoBabe: Yes, I was a racous tomby...and full of it too!

otin said...

OMG! I love this!!!! I want some home movies!!!

Christina said...

Oh my, your dad and Al look SO YOUNG! Very handsome, too!

*Squeeeeak* I love the ones with you going over the fence and dancing in the wilderness, soo precious! :D

!ow! Great job on that dress! Uhmm... and what's wrong with tweezing again...?

I am sure you still have that exact beautiful smile...

Thanks so much for sharing! Really enjoyed this one.

Ronda Laveen said...

Otin: Movies? Am I going to be a star? There may be a few movies. I know there are a lot of them of my sister who is 8 years younger. My dad was into photos when I was little. That's why I have so many. By the time my sister came along, he had moved more into slides and movies, and less pictures.

Christina: Dad and Al must have been in their early 20's there, maybe 23-24. Tweezing is like a hundred little wax strips. Shoot, just wax, strip, rip, yelp and be done with it. Yep, pretty much have the same smile.

Dorraine said...

Love, love old photographs. When we see them, we remember who we were and who we've become.

They are all darling, but especially the one of you and your dad. Looks like you've always been a spunky one!:)

...mmm... said...

I so love old photos too, I don't care who tehy are of. how fun to look back.

Ronda Laveen said...

Dorraine: It is just as you note, photographs truly show us who we were, where we came from and who've we become. I am a "spunky monkey."

...mmm...it is fun to see old photos of others lives. Just like a type of time travel.