In this photograph, my mother is standing in the living room of my Cleage grandparent’s house on Atkinson. The date says Nov. 55 but there are also summer photographs with the same date, so I will say it’s 1955 and it does look like cool weather, but I’m not sure it was taken in November, although that’s when the film was developed, so I’m not sure if it was Thanksgiving or not.
26 thoughts on “My Mother – 1955”
That’s quite a contrast between you and your sister’s expressions.
I’ll have to agree to that, yes it is.
I love your mom’s stance.
Me too. I remembered it as a much bigger photo than it was. It’s just a snapshot.
Your mom seems to have a piece of pie, so maybe it really was Thanksgiving.
As for your “FACE,” I bet your sister put you up to it saying you should both make a face but then she backed out. That’s what my sister did to me in a photo. You gotta watch those younger sisters.
I think it was. Why else would she be standing in my grandparent’s living room with a piece of pie after dark?
The striped, fringed hammock is just wonderful — I remember one of those at my grandparents’ house in New Hampshire — we used to lie in it and tie knots in the fringe; drove my grandmother crazy.
A great take on the prompt picture – you caught two focus points in one picture & I like your mom’s stance with the one foot cocked up. As for the other photo, your little sister’s expression kind of says it all. ‘Ha ha, made her do it, made her do it.’ I had two little sisters, so I know well what they’re capable of! 🙂
I don’t think my sister made me do it 🙂
Well at least you’re honest about it! :)))
I like your Mom’s stance too. It’s almost like she ‘s tapping her foot, like hurry up and take the picture so I can enjoy this pie.
Probably making some point in a discussion going on. There were always discussions going on in that house. It was wonderful!
Looks like maybe she had a piece of pie on that plate? She certainly was pretty.
I think you’re right about the pie and yes, she was.
Your mum was such an elegant lady. I’m loving these little snippets of life in the 50s.
I’ve got plenty of snippets from the 1950s, that’s for sure.
I’m wondering if she is holding a plate of something hot as she is using a towel to hold it. Interesting photo.
Maybe I need to scan at a high resolution and zoom in to see if I can make it out better.
I never could relax in a hammock after all the effort in getting into it. Sisters – don’t you just love them.
We loved that hammock. Not that we did much resting in it. Swinging mostly.
I do like the picture of your mother and her pie (with towel), but I’m impressed that you had a candy dish!
Both of my grandparents had candy dishes. This one was pink and white with an old fashioned design and a top. The peppermint candy was the stripped, round kind in cellophane. At Christmas there would be more Christmasy candy.
My other grandparents had a glass bowl that was on the dining room table and it always and only held the round, white peppermints. Of course we had to ask before we took any at either house.
Ha, the candid aspect of these pics is worth everything…your mom caught in mid-stride, waiting impatiently, and your making a face while swinging in the hammock…while sister dearest decided to fool you. Love these so much more than the “smile for the camera” types.
So do I.
Who was the photographer in your immediate family, who would be everywhere snapping these priceless pics? I can’t quite read your mother’s expression, but you can tell how spirited she is–and a good sport, too. Love your expression–again, wonder who’s doing the snapping?
Gathering up all the photos that were from that roll of film, I’ve come to the conclusion that my uncle Henry took the photographs. That would explain my expression. We could fool around like that with Henry sometimes but I couldn’t imagine making that face if my mother was taking the photo.
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