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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Do you remember 1967

My daughter was sent this photo from her cousin and she sent it to me yesterday. She was describing the picture and that she was trying to figure out who the people were in it and said that the only one she recognized was her father then she started putting two and two together and figured it all out. All of it, except the outfit I had on, and said that she thought it was some sort of PJ's. Nope! I was the style back in the Mid 60's with flowered prints and paisley prints. Now the outfit wasn't as dated as was the head in rollers with a portable hair dryer on.
The rest of the picture is quite a awesome memory as my dear sweet husband in this photo was accidentally killed when working on a friends house in Hilo, Hawaii. He was electrocuted by a skill saw that he thought he had repaired but when he put it back together he neglected to reconnect the ground wire. He stepped in water which is everywhere in Hilo because it rains quite a bit there.  He was only 23 when he was killed and was an awesome surfer which is why he moved to Hawaii from San Diego, so he could surf the big waves.  He always said that he wouldn't live to see his 22 birthday. Well, enough of that but I just want to say that he was my high school sweetheart and we married right out of high school.
His smiling face was always so infectious as anyone could tell you that when he smiled at you , you just automatically smiled back. He was an awesome father and the little one is my middle daughter, Susan. I think she must have been about a week or two old here.
She now has her own blog and 5 children of her own
check it out if you get a moment.

I just wanted to share a bit of my past with all my friends and followers out there.


Trish-Ladybug said...

Oh yes Jan how I remember the roller and heat
blowing on then to dry your curls... hheheh
Thanks for sharing down memory lane...:-)

Blessings/Hugs Trish-Ladybug

Prim2Pink said...

I remember 1967 very well. It was the year I got married.
I also remember using one of those hairdryers! The hair rollers I used were a metal mesh and the heat of the dryer made them hot on your head. You leave the dryer on too long and it felt like your scalp was on fire.
And check out the James Dean look with the short length jeans that your handsome hubby was wearing. Somewhere I have a pic of my hubby wearing a paisley shirt. Remember when all the guys wore them?
Thanks for the memories!

PrimitiveJan said...

Oh yea, and how about the Madras shirts too. The more you wash them the better as the colors would bleed into each other and that was the look you were going after. At least it was in Souther California.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

OH MY! Yes, that brings back memories to me, too! I think we had matching outfits! lol I was 17 that year...and married! Memories...memories! It's good we have some old photos! And that is so sad about your husband. I'm glad we both have happy marriages we grow older! HUGS! ♥♥♥

Firecracker Kid said...

Hi Jan, That's so sweet that this photo came back to you. Now you can cherish it for life. You should scan it and get it on your computer to file. Thanks for sharing:)
p.s. I was seven in 1967.

PrimitiveJan said...

Oh you were just a baby huh? Hum. that must make you a about 55 now heh? You are still a baby.
Hugs my friend

Susan R said...

Yes, I remember it well. NOT
But what about those awesome looking parents I had/have?

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I was a junior in high school and I remember it very well. It was definitely when I really 'grew up'. Stating thinking for myself, making decisions that would change my life. I met my first husband and father of my 3 children in 1969. It was a time of world turmoil and personal happiness. I will never forget it.
I, too, am very happy now and glad to be married to my true soul mate!