Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia

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#1 son in front of the blacksmith shop

What is nostalgic to one might be nausea-algic to another.  But I must admit I am pathetically nostalgic about my personal upbringing and the young Camelot days raising kids.  And though you don’t want to live in the past, remembering great moments brings a joy for the now.

For several years, we spent Memorial day weekend at the ranch my friend grew up on.  Her dad was an avid collector and had built an old western town on the property, filled with antiques that made it feel like the real deal.  A couple of years, I put B & W film in the camera to try to recreate old-timey photos.  These are some.

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#1 and #2 sons settling a dispute the old western movie way

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#3 son growing into his ten-gallon hat

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#4 son keeping the world safe for man, woman, and beast!

And not to be upstaged by my young’uns, this picture is one of some of my sisters and cousins after swimming at the lake.  I am the one with her tongue sticking out.  Haven’t changed much, except that my swim suits hang together a bit better!

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About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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10 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia

  1. susansplace says:

    Absolutely made my day with these pics and nostalgic moments! I owned the same bathing suit, by the way!

  2. tootlepedal says:

    I am glad your swimsuit hangs better. Great pictures.

  3. dorannrule says:

    Perfect! In fact, I thought the first picture was of a cowpoke inn the early days in the wild wild west.
    🙂 Loved the crew of cousins and you in your droopy bathing suit. 🙂

  4. Darla Welchel says:

    Great shots Lilly! I love the old western town! Try to take them into photoshop and give them some grain (maybe even some sepia) and mess with the levels so they aren’t so good! 🙂
    What fun!

  5. Mariane says:

    I love all your photos – but especially the Son #3 – that is both cute and funny – and you and your family members – gave me the day’s first smile

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