Sunday, March 1, 2015

CDP Theme Day.. Ageing.



For as long as I can remember I have always loved old photographs, black & white and sepia preferably. A moment in time captured when people and places never age, remaining as they were when young and new. I particularly love images from 1920 - 1950. Did you know that the first 'selfie' was taken in 1839 and the word selfie was officially entered into the Oxford Dictionary in 2013, I find that a little disconcerting :) The lady in the photograph above is my Mum.. she remained in my eyes, and everyone who knew her, as beautiful until the day she passed away. True beauty, inside and out, never ages. Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe..

60 comments:

  1. Women like Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, and your mum, are a preoccupation of mine as I try to age the best way.....


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  2. What a beautiful woman your Mum was!!! Thank you for sharing this!! Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend, Grace!!

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  3. Very nice Grace.
    Have a great Sunday.

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  4. That's the great thing about photos... one doesn't age. A terrific remembrance, Grace.

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  5. Lovely photo to share. I agree about selflies. ((sigh)) I've always taken selfies -- by setting a timer on the camera and dashing like a crazy person into position and then hoping the pic turns out as planned. Interestingly, as smart phone selfies have increased, I've stopped taking self-timed pics. Have a good weekend!

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  6. A lovely choice for the theme, Grace. Your Mum was a beauty!

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  7. There is a radiance in your Mum's face that is so appealing.

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  8. She is indeed a beauty, Grace. It runs in the family.

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  9. An elegant portrait of a lovely lady, Grace

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  10. It is lovely photo and what luxuriant hair.

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  11. Grace, that's a great photo of your Mum.

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  12. wonderful tribute to your mother .. a beauty (smile)

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  13. It's a lovely keepsake. As much as I use the net for work photography wise, a printed photograph a treasured memory is priceless. She was indeed a beautiful lady.

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  14. She radiates charm and serenity. Hold her in your mind that way.

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  15. A fine contribution, and interesting info.

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  16. That photo is a treasure and your sentiments are perfect. A great choice for today's theme.

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  17. Oh Grace, what a perfect entry for today. And, the photo so reminds me of photos of my mom. What a beautiful lady!

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  18. Grace a very touching story, we restore a lot of old photographs in our Gallery. They hold so many stories, emotions and feelings for the people who bring them in. They are so important...

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  19. As we say in France , "Une belle personne" !
    Have a nice sunday !

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  20. I thought that might have been your mother, Grace. It is a wonderful portrait to have, and hand down to your children.

    I was talking to my grand-daughter in my parlour this afternoon when she asked me to tell her about the paintings that I have on the wall, nodding to one in particular. I had to tell her that it was not actually a painting, but a hessian sack that MY grandfather used to take to the markets with him when he went by horse and sulky to buy pellets for his chooks. Then I had to explain that being MY grandfather meant that he was her great-great-grandfather. This was more than Alannah could process ...

    Thank you for contributing the aged photograph of your mother to our Theme Day.

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  21. Lovely photo of your Mum, Grace! It sounds like you have many happy memories of her.

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  22. portrait is more beautiful when it's the portrait of his mother

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  23. What a pretty portrait of your mother Grace, she sure was a beauty!

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  24. Lovely post, Grace. Your Mum was really beautiful!

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  25. Nanna was incredibly beautiful, both inside and out - This is lovely Mum xxx

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  26. Your selection today really hits home. I have a similar portrait of my Mom up in my office. I'll have to stop and hold it in my hands today.

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  27. She does look very beautiful Grace. What a lovely memento to cherish.

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  28. She does look very beautiful Grace. What a lovely memento to cherish.

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  29. Beautiful indeed!!

    Lovely take!!

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  30. beautiful picture. nice to bring back memories of your mom.

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  31. Your mother is beautiful Grace. I just love her hair! I have a similar picture of my own mother which I treasure.

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  32. A beautiful portrait and a lovely tribute!

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  33. Heart warming. Your mom looks like the old photos of my mom.

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  34. I like b&w photos of people too- what a stylish and warm looking woman your mother was, Grace.

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  35. Wonderful idea for theme day. Your Mum looks lovely.

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  36. Charming, loving, tender. What a perfect choice.

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  37. So true, Gracie... your lovely mum - beautiful inside and out, always!

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  38. Beautiful choice, as your Mum. An instant forever!

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  39. A heart touching photo of your beautiful Mum.

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  40. There are lovely photos of my Mum in that era too. It was all colour when I was young so nothing quite as flattering.

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  41. So pretty. I know how you must miss her.

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  42. Perfect for the theme day
    me too, I love old photos
    great idea to bring them back to live through blogging

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  43. She was a beautiful woman, Grace, and how you must miss her. I have a photo of my dad that was taken when he was 18 and it reminds me of him daily.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  44. Very moving. My own mum is turning 84 soon, she is still as strong as a horse

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  45. Beautiful portrait of a lovely lady !
    Great choice, Grace !

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  46. Unfortunately my computer has failed to open the photo, but I'll be back so I can see your Mum's portrait.

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  47. I love old family photos. This is a nice one. Lots of memories there.

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  48. Oh, Grace, what can I say. You not only look a lot like your Mum, you are, inside and out, beautiful! I enjoyed the times with you (and Pat!) immensly, thanks again so much. You are lovingly and clever, and teasingly funny just at the right occasions!
    At times we miss our Mums real bad, right? But that´s how they live on.

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