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7/13/2008

A Promised Picture

I was really tempted to whip a dead horse and do yet another 100 words in the story we finished yesterday (no, I'm not linking back there) BUT, I realized that I had made a promise to someone that I had failed to fullfil. I had promised hyphen mama from Mommy Needs 5 Minutes to print my First Holy Communion picture on Friday. And I DID NOT DO IT.

Tie me to a tree and call me cowboy, I owe that lovely lady the DEEPEST of apologies.

And I also owe her the promised picture. Without further ado ...



This picture was taken in October, 1952. I just 7 years old. Notice the fashion faux pas. Dressed from head to toe in white, and it's after the 15th of September. But then, in MY neighborhood, they didn't really give two hoots about fashion rules. And now, as an adult, I can look back at the cost associated with that outfit (required by the church and school) and how hard it probably hit my parents.

22 comments:

maggie's mind said...

You look so smiley and happy in that shot. I love old black and white shots.

warriorwoman said...

morning Lou,
that's adorable and you look so proud.

Jennifer said...

LOU!! you look FANTASTIC!! :)

Love how happy & proud you look in your very "inocent" white outfit!! :)

I like the car too!

were you a little bit of a wise guy even at the age of 7??? I'm not pointing fingers, just askin'.

;)


* not gone yet, I have been up for over an hour trying to finish some things up STILL. was up till 2 AM last night but mostly watching TV and doing a little packing.

I'll be back on Wed. or Thurs to check in on you!! have fun!!

xoxoxoxxo

witchypoo said...

Quite the doode! It looks like you have different coloured hands :)

Myst_72 said...

Gorgeous Lou!

You are just beaming with pride!!

G
xx

Hyphen Mama said...

Awe, thanks, Lou! You didn't hafta, really. But I'm glad you did.

What a face! I can see that face in you.

Love it! Thanks.

Have a great Sunday.

Alice said...

You were such a sassy lookin' thing at 7 with your hands on your hips.

Actually, that's the stance my son uses to pee into the toilet. He doesn't have a whole lot of accuracy.

LceeL said...

maggie's mind: First Holy Communion was a BIG deal. And yeah, I thought I looked cool.

warriorwoman: I was proud. I was.

jennifer: No, not a wise guy, at least I don't think so. It took me a long time to grow enough confidence to be a smart-ass. I think it started about a year ago.

witchypoo: Yeah, it DOES!

myst_72: Yeah, like I said, I was.

hyphen mama: I made a promise.

alice: Tell that boy he's never going to be able to write his name in the snow with his hands on his hips. Gotta use at least one hand (two fingers, actually - thumb and index) to aim.

Shadow said...

don't you look pleased and proud of yourself...

Elizabeth said...

Fantastic picture! You look the epitome of pride. :)

Christy said...

I love little boys this age, when they aren't too cool to show pride or tears or.......

Yes. You have the same face!

Interesting...

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

Awww. Did the girls wear the veils then? I didn't have a veil, but I did have something with flowers in a crown thing. Love the first communion shot.

redchair said...

Oh my gosh. How precious are you?!
Way to cute, Lou.
Vikki

Tash said...

Very cute Lou!

Nan said...

Hey! I was gonna say how proud you look, but everyone's beaten me to it. Very dapper, you!

tiff said...

Awwwww,Lou.
You were cute, even back then!

Manager Mom said...

Hey - you were just fashion forward before your time. Look at P. Diddy! He TOTALLY stole your all white thing. But you rock it better!

Tara R. said...

You were adorable!

Sandy C. said...

Okay, you are the cutest little thing! I can't get over that sweet pose and smile. I have to admit, I couldn't help admiring that car behind you as well :)

Queen Goob said...

Great Pic....I've just been scanning etc. old pictures of grandparents, great-grand parents, parents, etc. so that i can post those on my photo blog. I looking back at days gone by.

Thanks for sharing!

Holly said...

You look so happy!
What is the car?

thegrandview said...

Love the picture Lou. My recollection is that communion was in May/June. Am I wrong about that?