The fun of Throwback Thursday is just how many stories you can get out of each image. So, here's what I see with both of the above.
- Back when I was a kid, I'm truly an old fart, the hula hoop for a whole lot of years was as popular as an iPhone or Android for a kid today. Remember, there was no Internet, and often we had as much fun playing with the boxes and building forts as we did with the products themselves. It was a time of simplicity.
- The shot is in front of my grandmother's apartment in Cleveland. I still remember the address, because she always wanted me to write more to her but would never ask. She'd just sign her letters, "Lovingly Gram, 13801 Cedar Rd., Cleveland, Ohio".
- Then there's my outfit. Between wearing one of PeeWee Herman's suits and Pat Boone's white bucks, I thought I was stylin'.
The family shot has a lot of history too.
- My uncle spent a year in Germany in the mid-fifties and brought me back a pair of lederhosen. They couldn't have been more uncomfortable, but my folks and grandparents wanted me to wear them for a picture. I couldn't stand up straight without hurting myself.
- Then there's my Dad's outfit. If he wore his pants any higher, he would have been injured. Put his waistline together with the buttoned collar and his weight back then and it's no wonder he had some heart problems twenty years later.
Old images make us smile, and as I write this, there's a bittersweet tear rolling down my cheek. It's a tear over missing family that has since passed on, but a big smile over the amazing memories and the fact that I have these images to share.
So, it's Thursday and time for you to find some of your Throwbacks! Enjoy them, share them with friends and don't forget to write about them on your blog. Your clients need to be reminded that every day something in their life changes, especially as their children grow. They need your help in capturing those moments that only come once in a lifetime.
Happy Throwback Thursday!