"JaM this week is sharing a childhood image of yourself, one of your favourites, with a little story that explains who that person was....
maybe in relation to who she is today."
|That's me standing at around 2 or 3 yrs.|
You know, I really don't remember a great deal about my early childhood and don't have many pics of myself either. No idea why, and I'm pretty sure it's not because of anything traumatic. So I've decided to put up 3 of my favs, with a measure of trepidation, as you'll see after the third pic. Just so I can join in with Jody's weekly meme.
The one above is of me with my three cousins. My mum and sister and I lived with them and my aunt for a good many years. This was taken at Wacol Qld, when we all lived in an army house coz my uncle was in the service. How on earth did we all fit in it I'm wondering now though!! Have you ever seen the size of those houses. Doll house more like it! :)) We even all stayed together after my aunt left my uncle, but the next house was much bigger thankfully.
|Probably around 1962-3 when I was 6 or 7|
This is me with my mum on the steps of the beach holiday house my grandparents owned for a while at Caloundra Qld. Haute Couture I think not!!!!!!!!! Well mum looks pretty cool but I'm a very sorry sight having just left the water by the look of it. I do remember some great times spent at this house with lots of swimming at the beach just across the road....and some lovely Christmases that about all I remember of, are cyclones and trying to stay awake to catch Santa! :)
|1960 age 4, picture of innocence (that's a stain on the pic not blood on my arm!!)|
I think this is my favouritest pic of myself. Taken on a sofa in that same army house as above, I'm dressed in a gorgeous little frock that my mum had made from an old curtain. We were a bit poor don't you know! A single mother with two children to raise. No support from an alcoholic ex-husband who was to die when I was 7.
I do remember this dress and have looked for the same sort of patterned fabric but to no avail. I wonder if that's why I love prints or graphics of cherries so much?!
This little girl probably never realised that she would grow into a woman who would one day learn to re-purpose and recycle just as her mother had done, but for a very different reason? Coz it's fun and she enjoys it and coz it helps to leave a lighter eco footprint on our earth! REinventing Fashion as Jody puts it. Great description.
...and I'll guarantee this little girl never thought she'd morph into this sad, lost woman, now 4 years away from the grand age of 60!!!!! who can't seem to find her way out of the emotional and mental quagmire she finds herself in! Menopause?? Perhaps...I'd like to think so, coz at least there should be a light at the end of the tunnel eventually. Oh my, enter HUGE trepidation! Told you.....but there it is, I've put it out there now.
So if you'd like to peek at others' childhood images pop over to Jody's.
BUT.....so as not to leave this post on a low note, I do have some amazingly bright and glittery spots in my life that I'm very grateful for, and these pics show one of them.
I received this last week from Linda over at Random Creativity. A gorgeous surprise that made me smile big time. I had no idea she was sending it and I love it all. She loves and is very talented at making tags is Linda! Two lovely tags, a very pretty card, a sweet fabric flower and some beautiful laces. Aint blogland wonderful!? :)) I'm very lucky and very grateful to call her a friend. Thank you so very much for your thoughtfulness Linda. x ♥
|A hidden beauty inside the card. ♥|
Have you noticed the little hearts throughout the post? It's my new parlour trick that I learnt! How do they look Michelle?! lol. ♥♥
You'll probably get sick of seeing them eventually! But you can never have too many hearts can you????
Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out. ~ Anton Chekhov