3/22/15

AtoZ BlogHop Theme Reveal

Welcome to CollectInTexas Gal's AtoZ Challenge Theme Reveal.
This is my Theme...
A collection of stories and photos based on my Mother's Shoebox Album
and my 1950's and 1960's Scrapbooks!
Here are a few Photos and Story Titles!   Can you 'Match' them together?
Letter A....All A's and One A-
Letter B....1950's Bathing Beauty Bombs
Letter D....Dad and Sixteen Hands Dan
Letter O....Operator~It's a Comb Not A Wand
 
I look forward to visiting YOUR BLOG! 
I will leave my Signature Link for an easy one click trip to MY BLOG!
AtoZ 2015 Challenge AJ's wHooligans
 
{make YOUR Signature Link....HowTo...HERE on AtoZ Blogging Basics}
 
Thanks for Blog Hopping by...please leave a comment so I can return your visit.
Back to AtoZ Challenge Theme Reveal List....HERE

38 comments:

Vinodini said...
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Vinodini said...

Hey Sue! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Your theme sounds interesting! I look forward to reading your posts based on the warm memories revived from your mother's album :)

Unknown said...

Hi Sue! Thanks for stopping by earlier. This theme sounds interesting! I wasn't born yet during the 50s or 60s (I'm almost 19 now), so this'll be an interesting trip back in time for me!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sue .. that'll be fun - fantastic to have so much information to be able to sew together! Cheers and see you shortly along the road .. thanks for the update re the Signature Link .. I need to do that this year ...

Cheers Hilary

Sue McPeak said...

So far, Hilary, it has been a trip down memory lane for me as I have gone through Mother's Shoebox of photos. It is amazing how a photo can revive thoughts and details long forgotten. It's been somewhat nostalgic and emotional writing the posts, but I think my family, and hopefully the AtoZ Readers, will be entertained and get a feel for 'The Way It Was'. You're welcome for the Signature Link How To.

Joanne said...

I shall enjoy this blog theme and the trip down memory lane. My reveal is Monday morning and shall try to hop around to others. Work interferes with internet time. Dang! April is going to be a blast (from the past from you). Fun!

Sue McPeak said...

Yes, I think April is going to be a Blast whether from the past or elsewhere! I will watch for your reveal with great anticipation! So glad you are doing AtoZ again this year.

Wendy said...

This will be fun, Sue. I'm revealing my theme on Monday. Wait for it . . . . Wait for it . . . .

Sue McPeak said...

Yay Wendy....I have been looking for you on the list and for your badge, and was worried when I didn't see them. I can't imagine AtoZ without you! HipHipHooray!!! I'll be at your blog door on Monday!!!!

Arlee Bird said...

This sounds like a fun theme. Nostalgia and personal history can be an interesting topic. You might be gathering info for a future memoir as well!

Have fun with this!

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

Sue McPeak said...

You are right, Arlee....it has been a fun theme to explore, remember and write. So much of it from a collection of photos my mother had saved from the 1950's. Many of them I had not seen before. And, yes, I have hopes it will be a memoir to share with my siblings and other family members. Thanks for stopping by.

Unknown said...

Ooh that should be an interesting theme. While I don't want to show the age difference, my knowledge of the 50s and 60s is based on telly so this should be much more interesting. :)

Sue McPeak said...

LOL...I don't know if my 50's and 60's will give Leave It To Beaver or Grease a run for the money, but it will be entertaining. I have been amazed at how big the Retro Graze has been with this 21st Century Generation. That has given me a whole different perspective on living the Retro Years.

Tasha Duncan-Drake said...

Sounds like a fascinating theme, especially with the promise of pictures. Seeing into the past is always so intriguing.
Tasha
Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

Sue McPeak said...

Yes, Natasha, the pictures have been a great inspiration for the stories. I am very fortunate to have them and to be able to remember how they fit into my life BackInThe Day! Thanks for leaving your Link. I'll be by shortly.

Shilpa Garg said...

Hi from a fellow wHooligan to another!! :)
Wow! This is a fabulous theme... the one that will take you on many trips down the memory lane! Looking forward to your posts, Sue! Cheers :)

Sue McPeak said...

Yes, Shilpa, it will be a journey Up and Down Memory Lane as I fit the Alphabet to the decade. So excited to be on the wHooligan Team with you. Let the Hooliganism begin.

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Sounds delightfully nostalgic! I love scrapbook style things. Great theme!

@TarkabarkaHolgy from
Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
MopDog - The crazy thing about Hungarians...

Bushman said...

This will be a good one to follow. I too love the old nostalgic things. Being close to your heart should make it even better.

Bushman
2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador
@jwb81074

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

Oh, you were a gorgeous Texas lady! Still are! I love that you're not only recapturing an era, but an attitude! I think I managed to choose the right photo for each letter. I'm going to follow, so I can check and see.
Life & Faith in Caneyhead
I am Ensign B ~ One of Tremp's Troops with the
A to Z Challenge

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

This should bring back some memories. I was pretty young during the sixties but I adored my older, worldly sisters. Their hair-styles and rebel music.

bookworm said...

The box of photos theme sounds perfect for me - I want to know the stories behind those photos, especially as I grew up in the 50's and 60's, too. I'm sure your posts will bring back some good memories. Alana http://ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

Sue McPeak said...

Thanks, it's always fun to meet others who love scrapbooks and memories.

Sue McPeak said...

Oh, yes....can't get much more heartfelt when the inspiration comes from your mother. Thanks for following...I hope you enjoy the AtoZ nostalgia.

Sue McPeak said...

Thanks Barbara, I appreciate your compliment. I bet you did match up the photos and titles and I'm glad you following to check out the rest of them. It's been a fun way to write for the AtoZ Challenge. I hope you enjoy the posts. Thanks for stopping by.

Sue McPeak said...

How neat that you have sisters who were Retro Gals. I bet they were really groovy. Thanks for stopping by.

Sue McPeak said...

I had a feeling you and I would be from the same era. I've enjoyed your blog for quite awhile now, and am very glad to connect with you through the AtoZ Challenge. I hope you will enjoy the stories behind the Shoebox Photo Album. Thanks for returning my visit to your theme reveal today.

Anne M Bray said...

I clicked on your intriguing title in that LONG "Reveal" list. So glad I did!
Looking forward to all the tales!

I'm doing two A to Zs:
Southwest A-Z http://on-the-edge-us.blogspot.com/
and
Enid A-Z on my fashion blog: http://spygirl-amb.blogspot.com/search/label/enid

Sue McPeak said...

Yes, the list was LONG, and I'm so glad you clicked on CollectInTexas Gal. I visited your blog, and 'Ditto'...so glad I did. Looking forward to your theme...very artistic and entertaining.

Chrys Fey said...

That's a lovely theme! I love learning about the 50's and 60's. :)

-Chrys Fey
Tremps Troops - A to Z Co-co-host

Sue McPeak said...

Thanks Chrys....thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back for some Retro Remembrances!

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

What a fun idea for the A to Z theme. Looking forward to following you! Thanks for visiting my blog!

betty said...

Great theme, especially based from memories of your mom's!!! I bet that was fun to put together! Enjoy the challenge!

betty

LuAnn @ BackPorchervations said...

Sue I am astounded. Great subject...liked trying to link the letters to the relevant objects in the photo and your back ROCKS! (I just saw Despicable Me for the first time yesterday and couldn't stop laughing.) Looking forward to minionizing with you!

Sue McPeak said...

It has been a fun theme to put stories with the photos. I hope you enjoy them and thanks for following.

Sue McPeak said...

One of the most fun things has been the discovery of the photos. Many I had not seen before, but luckily they brought back memories of the people, places and events. I wonder if my Mother had any idea this would happen...her photos...my stories...LOL!

Sue McPeak said...

Oh Good, LuAnn...I'm so glad you like my theme and took a turn at putting together the Titles and Photos. My background as it turns out was not all that hard to customize in blogger's advanced settings. I had to practice though to get it the right size. Despicable Me....omgosh that is such a cute movie...I just love that little 'OneGoggle Guy', so when I saw the 'OneGoggle Gal', I knew her name had to be Sue. Can't wait for the Minionism to begin. Thanks so much for visiting.

Tami Von Zalez said...

I'm not gonna miss your posts! Added you to my Feedly. I know I have followed you before but lost some of my blogs when Google reader met an untimely demise.

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