Friday, 7 January 2011

OK, You Can Laugh

My bump in the previous post progressed apace; Bro's photographic penchant also. It's unfortunate that I happened to be sitting in an arm chair with my legs protruding towards him when he took this picture, as here's me, captured for ever with elephantine legs. As I say, you can laugh - I do!

But the sixties print on my curtains of the day is too good for me to consign the snap to obscurity, simply becuse I look weird in it. I loved those curtains, with their flashes of turquoise and yellow amongst the more sombre tones, and they served us well for over twenty years.

And Bump, now she's here, is still going strong, too, bless her, though she's way beyond her twenty years milestone! As we are now fast approaching another weekend, I shall link this to Alan and Kat's Sepia Saturday blog, for I think my Bro's talent with cameras (of which he now has a sizeable collection, I don't doubt) should be applauded.


P.S. Any knitter will tell you I was KNITTING - to crochet, my hands would be in a totally different position! OK now, RWP?

28 comments:

  1. by your knowing smile i think you saw the twenty years plus down the line to the moment when this image would be a part of the very public domain!! steven

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  2. What a special photo, Jinksy....your smile made it so, plus the lovely shadow on the wall. I've been away and have missed a few posts and You!

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  3. Catching up Jinksy, like so many others. First of the year MD check ups have kept me busy. Everything in good working order now. I absolutely love your last few post. Looks like about the same era I was having my first bumps. Lost twin daughters in 1960. They made a big bump but it was polyhydramnious (too much fluid) and very little babies. Looking forward to blogging with you for another year.
    QMM

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  4. I so enjoy the pictures you post, especially those from yesteryears. Happy new year my dear friend.

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  5. What fun, Jinksy! I love looking back at old photos. And we always keep all our curtains!

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  6. just look at you. so happy! love the shadow!

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  7. Knitting (or crochetting) is all the rage again now Pen!

    Love the pic - and I'm sure the top was just as colouful as the curtains.

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  8. We've all taken and will take those "leggy" pictures ... and they must be kept, especially from those days when fewer pictures were taken.

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  9. Oh, so you ARE knitting or crocheting? I thought you were picking at a hangnail....

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  10. Another catcher-upper here, Jinksy. Nice to see the black & white selection plus colour drawing and snap, with a couple of poems in between!

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  11. Bump photos always surprise , when unearthed from wherever one hides them !
    But you , at least , look quite spry .... I , by that stage , needed the help of three strong bystanders and a crane to get out of an armchair !

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  12. No laughs here, Jinksy. Been there, looked much worse but, thankfully, had no one who cared enough to take a photograph. I don't think there is a single photo of me during any of my four pregnancies.

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  13. No laughing here either, just smiling. This is a heartwarming and lovely picture.

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  14. Its a lovely photo, Jinksy! Takes me right back!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  15. Lovely happy photo Jinksy - I remember all those fabris well. I remember being really chuffed because we had bought some David Whitehead fabric for out kitchen curtains and it was the very latest thing.
    Wouldn't it be nice if we could all post a photo of ourselves many years ago - I shall look one out tomorrow.

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  16. Nice picture! You look all domesticky.

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  17. I laugh at no one who is able to take two sticks and a bit of yarn and make something out of it! I gave up half-way through one misshapen slipper.

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  18. That's one happy pregnant woman! I don't think your legs look elephantine, my dear. Pregnant fat is different from Fat fat . . . far more acceptable. You got a baby at the end of the time, after all!

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  19. wish the photo were in color so we could appreciate the colors on those curtains too! Nice happy looking mama to be...and yes it is the thing to knit and or crochet now and I have long forgotten both, but am touching up to keep busy hands. Nice post and you did good not tossing the photo...but to share it.

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  20. Ah, milestones! Baby bumps deserve to be memorialized.

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  21. Love the shadow on the wall. So there were actually three "people" in the photo. Quite fun.

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  22. What a wonderful photo. How I wish there was someone in my family that took candid shots like this. This is now a treasure, a moment in time preserved.
    I don't think there are any photos of me with a baby bump, what a pity.

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  23. Great photograph of a happy, healthy mum-to-be.

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  24. were you as good a poet back then when you were glowing and a bit younger{not too much though} or are you a better poet now???????? tag you are it, owe wait a minute you cannot be tagged

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  25. It is so fun to see photographs of people taken years apart. I would have recognized you even if you hadn't said it was you. I wonder if your brother saw the shadow when he took the photo.

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  26. It really is a fine photograph. I love the way the shadow provides a completely different perspective rather than a simple reflection.

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  27. if this manages to make you smile still to this day, then, it is indeed a great photograph as isn't this their purpose, to evoke memories, good ones preferably.
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  28. What a great photo, the shadow really makes it stand out!

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