Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter Dresses

1953, Dutch Point, Hartford. this is my Mom when she was in high school. she is the oldest of 8 children.in the background is the Church of the Good Shepherd. in the next pic she's with my Aunt Sue and Aunt Dotty and little Aunt Karlene.1961. my Mom Carole, Tommy, Bobby, Sue, Dotty, Karlene and Carl. Carl just turned 4. so i was about 3-1/2. Pamela would arrive in a few years. you can see Joanne who is married to Bobby in the background.1962, in front of our home in Germany. i'm on the right. my sister Linda just turned 3 but she is clearly digging that outfit.1964, Hartford. over the fence you can see the new development that my grandparents later moved into. over to the right across Stonington Street is Colts Park. a bit of info on Colts.recycled dresses. August 1967, on a bridge across from Buckingham Palace. my Mom had these made for Easter out of the most beautiful yellow brocade fabric. they were sleeveless. that's my brother Lenny in the middle.those glasses look pretty cool now. but i never liked them. bifocals. enough said. back then no lie they took pieces of glass in different thicknesses and put them together. definitely not seamless like they are today. the military selection was skimpy & i always said no to the pink ones. in junior high i got to go offbase to pick out what i wanted. the style in the 1970's were very large or John Lennon style. i later wore contacts 18 hours a day up until just a few years ago. even now when they can make them lighter and thinner i've never had lenses that did not stick out of the frames.

Eileen has a call out for Easter outfit pics. if you want to see more dresses visit Eileen and click on her Mister Linky box. and if you post your own pics add you name and we'll visit to see yours.

14 comments:

Natasha said...

Where did you live in Germany? Very cute Easter dresses!

Stephanie said...

Fun! Love the pic of you and Linda. How terrific the places you lived and visited. I find it interesting the glasses that were "ugly" when we were kids are now quite fashionable.

Shari said...

What lovely memories. I always got a special Easter purse and hat and one year had white gloves. They were gifts for my sister and I form our grandmother and we always felt so special.

Anonymous said...

Oh My God!! Okay the dresses are sweet, very impressed, never knew Carole was a seamstress. But those Sassy haircuts!! I love them!!
Happy Easter
Messie Jessie

Rumi said...

How wonderful that you have so many pictues to share! Know what you mean about glasses. I couldn't see the big E on the eye chart!

Blakely said...

I loved all of the pictures you posted. I think the yellow dresses are my favorite.

Eileen said...

Oh wow.. you have some GREAT photos! Love those glasses.. my best friend Edith had a pair of blue ones. But I remember being very glad I never had to wear them.
Your surroundings were as much fun to read about as seeing the lovely outfits. And those yellow dresses were WONDERFUL! Thanks so much for sharing your memories with us.. I am enjoying them!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Karen! Love the pictures. First off your mom looks like she could have been in a film there with her svelte self and beautiful surroundings. So sophisticated! My 2nd fav pic is you and Linda. I had to laugh out loud with your commentary and linda's cat-ate-the-canary smile. Isn't it fun to go back in time.

Lori Holt said...

I enjoyed the photos of you and your family. I just love childhood photos. I LOVE the yellow dresses, that is the perfect shade of yellow-Buttercream.
I also like how your mom dressed you two alike. She did that with me and my sisters often.
My sis Tammy and I are only a year apart and my mom often sewed us twin dresses.
i joined Eileens parade and if you check out my first photo, you can see that Tammy and I have identical dresses on.
Thanks for sharing yours,
Lori

Coloradolady said...

I loved the yellow dresses and white sweaters. Very nice photos from Easter past. Fun. Have a great Holiday weekend.

belinda said...

Love it!! I am so glad everyone is sharing their old photos....no one brings out the ole photo album anymore!!!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Love the picture, beautiful family you have and the background brought back so many memories of days gone by.

Sue said...

Such sweet pictures! I love the one of you and your sister Linda all decked out in white from head to toe. Linda's purse is pretty great!

Loretta said...

Happy Easter, Karen! I love your darling and pretty dresses; esp the 1962 post in Germany. How neat!