They say childhood memory functions as a guide to present behavior and can predict future outcomes in adulthood. I wonder if my mother had any idea about that bit of child psychology. I bet not. I mean after looking at myself in some of these photos it's no wonder I'm....pfffft...the way I am. Good example is the picture I have tagged for the Letter B entitled "Bathing Beauty Bombs". Needless to say I'm not the 'Beauty'. Nope, I'm the drowned rat on the left. The childhood memories this picture brought back are revealed in Letter 'B's story. It is due out for all the world wide web to read on April 2, 2015 as part of the AtoZ April Challenge 2015.
Once I decided to use the 1950's photos, I knew I would have to do some serious 1950's lifestyle research to supplement my memories.
Lucky for me my mother was a better clipping saver than a photo identifier. The How did we Survive? clipping was in the same 1950's box.
I'm sure you, too, will relate to many of the lifestyle differences and be rolling your eyes at 'How DID we Survive?'. Here's a few to wet your whistle....
~As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat.
~We drank from a garden hose and not from a bottle. Horrors!
It's back to more organizing, scanning, and trying to regain some of my self-esteem by selecting some of the 'Cute' pictures of myself. I'm already blossoming as I look at my beautiful Mother in her rolled up sleeves T'shirt. You see, many people say I look like her.
Click on the Pic for more information on the AtoZ April Challenge.