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Old 05-25-2011, 12:49 PM   #11
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your mum's dad, or the horse?


lol.


I should know better than to eat or drink while reading posts between you and Bolas.
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:02 PM   #12
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Thank you for contributing some great pics and for the kind comments
Tax that's a good sized Pike and Sabre.
My Mum's dad is on the horse I never met him but I was told that I share a lot of his attributes. Here are some more I scanned.
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I seem to have a number of photos that look a lot like that second one - similar clothes and hairdos.

I think our parents got dressed up a lot more often than we do.
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:19 PM   #13
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I think our parents got dressed up a lot more often than we do.
Oh I know they did. I'm in my early 50s and remember my Dad getting a new suit every year (and he did NOT work in an office and we weren't rich, just comfortable) up until I was into my teens when things started getting a little more casual in the 70s. If you went to somebody's house to visit, you got dressed up, shopping - you got dressed up. Jeans were for the farm fields or construction workers at work.
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:28 PM   #14
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Oh I know they did. I'm in my early 50s and remember my Dad getting a new suit every year (and he did NOT work in an office and we weren't rich, just comfortable) up until I was into my teens when things started getting a little more casual in the 70s. If you went to somebody's house to visit, you got dressed up, shopping - you got dressed up. Jeans were for the farm fields or construction workers at work.
Jeans were also for camping

Most of those times you mention, they wouldn't even have considered that getting dressed up. When they went out, they really got dressed up. We weren't rich, but my dad had his own tux!
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:18 PM   #15
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I had to laugh at the comments about dress standards when we were young vs nowadays! I grew up on military installations and women were not allowed in the Commissaries or Exchanges in pants of any kind (slacks, pedal pushers, shorts or jeans), or curlers (remember, before common use of electrical hair care appliances!). mom had to dress in a dress or skirt and hose, do her hair and makeup ... to go buy groceries. By the time I was in high school it was all different. I spent my entire military career in North Dakota, and rather doubt they were a stringent as other places when it was 30 below.
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I grew up not too many miles from where I live now. Perhaps 40, one way or the other, the way the crow flies. Our area was very rural and most of the families farmed. Corn, soy beans, cattle, hogs, tobacco, wheat.... And so it goes.

Having said that, our schools were simple, but pretty good. Good enough that I was able to be accepted at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

As a simple country girl, I worked my butt off to make the grade at GWU. I was out of my element, in that I was in the "big" city and had to deal with that. I guess I did okay, as I made it. But, my daddy was a country boy and was the first in his family to graduate college and told me to do my best. I did and made by. I still have no idea how I did it.

At any rate, here's the "green" girl who left home to go to the BIG city:
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your mum's dad, or the horse?


lol.
All three mate,my Mums brains,my Dads looks, the horses...
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Tax the photo with the lady holding the Pike (fish) intrigues me.Years ago my Dad showed me some pics of his family in Poland that they sent to the UK before the Holocaust. I asked him why one lady was photographed holding a fish, he told me they could not write much and that the fish meant whilst they had fish they would not go hungry.
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Katie one thing that always attracted me to a women was a beautiful neck
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My farmor was holding that fish because she caught it. She was on vacation. She lived in the city.

At some point after my farfar retired, they decided they were too old to go camping and canoeing any more, so they sold their canoe. They had to rent one the next summer, because they couldn't stay away.
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