Here's To Longevity

I've been Scrapbooking since I was a teenager. That was when 'Scrapbooks' were really scrappy with scotch tape, elmers glue and manilla pages wire bound to last....well for me so far....over fifty years.

  It was when girls wore pedal pushers and sailor collars on their blouses, talked on a rotary dial phone and played 45 rpm records.

Funny thing about being a teenage scrapbooker...it was the beginning of becoming a 'Collector'.  Who knew it would lead to CollectInTexas Gal.

As I look at my 'Teenage Scrapbook', I notice that it cost a whoppin' 49 cents.  I haven't looked at it in awhile, so I thought I'd share some of the pages with you of "Old School Scrapbooking" before getting to my "21st Century Scrapbook".
What a Hoot, huh?
"Cookie Lend me your comb"....Do you remember Edd Byrnes from 77 Sunset Strip?
I don't know what happened to the photo that went with that quip,
but it was of Tony...he wore his hair just like 'Kookie' and was always combing it. 
Sorry bout that drawing, Tony!
OMGosh....it started back then...saving Birthday Cards!
I sure don't remember receiving this card, and I've no clue who Shirley is,
but I bet I 'Get It' more NOW than I did THEN...
."In the interest of brevity"!
My brother probably didn't get it either....he's showin' off his Champion Fine Wool Lamb.
I'm moving right along with my Great Grandmothers DoOver Scrapbook!
This is the Cover Page for the beginning of her Marley Family History.
The pages to follow will feature the original photos from the 'Old Album'.
I'm tying the Old Album to the New Album with photos I've staged of the Old Photos and Album.
Like the bottom photo on the Marley Cover page.
I'm printing the photos on card stock paper rather than photo paper for a more aged and mat finish.  Original photos are being mounted by taking advantage of decorative cuts in the background paper like you see with the leaf shapes.  I use a stencil cutting knife.  I also use clear photo corners on original photos so they can be removed easily. 
Here's one of my favorite 'Staged Photos'. 'In The Interest of Brevity', I'll tell you about it in my next 'Scrapbookin' Post' where I'll also answer.....
Wendy's comment questions....

I really want to know more about how you did this. Did you use the actual photos or scan them? Did you create a cut & paste scrapbook or do it all digitally? What did you do with photos that were not of people? I see photos beside people on the tree - how did you handle photos of people in different stages of their lives?

   So, until then....Here's to Longevity!!!!


Wendy said...

You know I'm staying tuned!

Wendy said...

And PS -- yes, I definitely remember Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb. I wonder why none of the channels around here show reruns of 77 Sunset Strip. That would be fun to see again.

Beverly said...

Sue, you inspire me. I can't wait to have time to really get back into my scrapbooking. I have been working on getting some photos scanned.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

OMG ... I so remember 77 Sunset Strip ... well I remember Ed Byrnes and finger snappin' :)

Kookie Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb) Lyrics by Irving Taylor (Sounds better than it reads)

CONNIE: Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb. Kookie, Kookie?
EDWARD: Well now, let's take it from the top & grab some wheels
& on the way we'll talk about some cuckoo deals.
C: But Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb. Kookie, Kookie?
E: Now you're on the way, miss, & I'm readin' you just fine.
Don't cut out of here till we get on Cloud 9.
C: But Kookie?
E: I've got smog in my noggin ever since you made the scene
C: You're the utmost!
E: If you ever tool me out... dead, I'm the saddest, like a brain
C: The very utmost. Kookie, lend me your comb. Kookie, Kookie?

Annesphamily said...

You and Francie are telling your age! Ha Ha! I LOVED 77 Sunset Strip! Oops.....ah heck, I am proud of how long I have lived so far!
Great scrapbook!

This is sad but my hubby has a newspaper clipping from when he was a 7th grader and his neighbor, a sophomore in high school died while hanging on the back of a car bumper. To this day he will pull that out to make a point about foolish actions can end a life!


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