Saturday, July 17, 2010

Birthday Memories ~ (Sorta) Sepia Saturday

Since my older son's birthday is today, it seems appropriate to commemorate the occasion with this blast from 1979. I think it was '79 -- and Ethan was seven.
The blow-up light saber was a hit. The rocking horse (named Philly) was a survival from my childhood.
Thirty one years ago --and several of these little children round the table have children of their own. Sadly, three of those grown ups in the picture below are gone -- my neighbor Betty, Vicky Owen, my friend from college, and my mother-in-law Frances --- Frannie, in an earlier Sepia Saturday post. 

Bittersweet, the passage of time. . .




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27 comments:

seema gupta said...

sweat memories with beautifull pictures....so cute kids..

regards

CrazyasaCoolFox said...

ha! Birthday photos are so fun to look over! Thanks for sharing!

Callie said...

Happy Birthday to Ethan. My color photos from back then have that funny color to them too. Some of them are so bad you can't really see the picture.

Alexis Hallum said...

Vicki,
I loved your pictures, thank you for sharing them!
I'm going to check out Sepia Saturdays. :)

joanny said...

Yes it is bittersweet. Looking over old photographs - the only thing that is a given is change. Somethings we wish would change do not and other things we would like to -- does- bittersweet memories for sure.

My older son was born 1979. Wow time has a way of flowing fast.
thanks for sharing.
Joanny

Martin H. said...

I love photographs of family gatherings. We used to have some great 'get togethers', but the family has shrunk now. Still, your pictures are reminders of happy times.

Our only daughter was born in June 1979. Now we have Speckly Woo! and her beautiful twin sisters to love too.

Jon Lee said...

I love looking at old photos. There is something comforting about them. How quickly our children grow.

Miss_Yves said...

I recognize the style of the films of this period!
"Bittersweet"indeed...
In french, the order of the words is different: we say "doux-amer"

Pat in east TN said...

Aaaah the wonderful memories. Children seem to grow up too fast, kind of in the blink of an eye.

Mildred said...

I enjoy seeing family get together photos. These pics certainly remind me of the colors/styles of the late 1970's. As I sort through our family's old photos, it is bittersweet to realize how many are no longer with us. Thankfully, we have these photos to keep the memories alive. Happy Birthday to your son.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

How fabulous to have those old photos to look at and remember what great times everyone had. Happy birthday to Ethan. It's amazing how fast they grow up.
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Brian Miller said...

cool birthday memories...digging ht elight saber as well...we have been playing star wars this morning the boys and i...hope he has a great birthday...he is a year older than me...

Elora said...

Love your love!

Elora

From the Kitchen said...

I just "met" you on another blog and am happy that I stopped by. I am quite partial to mysteries but they have to be set in certain areas--your area is one I enjoy since I grew up close by. Love your nostalgic photos since I've been going through ours in an attempt to sort, identify and (shudder) get rid of a few.

Best,
Bonnie

willow said...

Fun memories. May the Force be with you.

Vicki Lane said...

Thanks, folks! I'm enjoying visiting the other Sepia Saturday posts . . .

Nancy said...

Ethan has such curly red hair! Does he have a "fiery" personality. Time does go by way too fast. It some ways it seems like last week that my daughters were babies.... Fun photos. Happy Birthday to Ethan.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

What fun, brings you back I am sure....neat looking gang.

Bernie said...

Bittersweet memories, I remember mine loving the sabre as well.
.......:-) Hugs

Deanna said...

My youngest daughter turned 30 today! Cool pictures. And I know what you mean about bitter sweet. You did birthday parties a lot better than I did.

L. D. Burgus said...

They are some great shots of the older days. I lost my first wife the very next year. I can't remember that we looked like that in 79 or 80. Star Wars yes, I do remember that.

Alan Burnett said...

The passage of time is indeed bitter-sweet. And the strange thing is that we always seem to be observers of the passage of time and never participants in the process!

gayle said...

I love to look at old photos! Brings back so many wonderful memories. I use to wear a scarf on my head like the one in one of your pictures!!

TICKLEBEAR said...

OMG!!
a light saber?!!
you must have been the "best parent in the whole wide world" for giving him this. very popular item back then...
:)~
HUGZ

Tipper said...

Always bittersweet to look at old pictures and think of the changes.

I hope his B-day was a happy one.

Vicki Lane said...

Nancy -- Ethan;s hair is more reddish and, thank goodness, he doesn't have a redhead temper!

Star Wars remained a part of our life for years -- I still find bits of action figures in the dirt behind the house.

Vicki Lane said...

Nancy -- Ethan;s hair is more reddish and, thank goodness, he doesn't have a redhead temper!

Star Wars remained a part of our life for years -- I still find bits of action figures in the dirt behind the house.