Friday, September 10, 2010

How Brave Are You?

I was looking through some photos for a contest for the ‘Oklahoma Living’ magazine.  Bro had seen the story for a new photo contest for the magazine and tore it out and gave it to me.  But I digress…

In going through my files I happened across the dreaded “school photos” section.  I decided that since I’m rather brain dead today that I needed to do a post with some of these photos and ask you all… are you brave enough to publish your school photos?

1078 This, technically, is not a ‘school’ photo but I wanted to share it anyway.  This was my first day of kindergarten.

1076 This photo was taken before the above photo.  I was so anxious to go to school that I was just dancing in the back yard.  I wanted them to hurry up so I could go to school.  Little did I know that sixty years later I would be sitting here fixing to show my dreaded school photos to potentially the world. 

Are you ready for this?

1146 This would have been about first grade.  Silly me, I didn’t think to check dates on these and they are in a box somewhere… but I don’t really think that accuracy matters with school photos.

2402 This photo was my second grade picture and, oddly enough since it is one of the dreaded school photos, is my favorite ever photo of me.  Don’t ask why because I couldn’t tell you.  I think it is the twinkle in my eyes but anyway it’s my favorite of me.

1147 Third grade…  will I ever grow into my teeth?  And whatever happened to the blingy bow tie with the huge rhinestones in it?  Was it my fashion statement or my mom’s or one of my sisters? 

1148 Fourth grade… do you remember pin curls?  That’s what these had to be because the curls don’t start right at my scalp like a perm would have… The hair-do does make me look like I have thick hair, though, which was nice looking back because my hair is and was very fine and very straight.

1142I decided to throw this one in because this, while not a school photo, was a photo at school.  We were learning to play the violin and while my bow hand is wonderful, my neck hand looks like I have a death grip on my violin.  It also must have been a jeans day because we girls only got to wear breeches on special days.  I thought the other girl was prissy because she was wearing a skirt and blouse and why would you wear a skirt on a jeans day, for crying out loud, unless you were  a prissy girly-girl?

1149  Fifth grade… no curls here… you can see how straight my hair is in this one.  It must have been taken in the fall because of me having a sweater on over my blouse.

1150 And to wind up this post… sixth grade.  I’m not quite sure how I created this hair style…  Parted on the left side but then my bangs going from right to left.  This is a very good example of how inept I was at doing my hair and I never ever improved.  This is the reason I wear my hair short now and have for many years.

Well I’ve had about all the fun I can stand for tonight with school photos and it’s just after 10 p.m. so I need to get this posted to continue my posting streak.  How about it?  Are you brave enough to post even one ‘school photo’?  After hearing people talk for years about how lousy their school pictures were I just got curious…

See y’all tomorrow!  And since it will be Saturday, game day, GO O.U.!!!   BOOMER SOONER!


jojo said...

great post. You were a the homemade hair cuts!
I will look and see what I can find, I would love to do will be frightening!!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

love the pics and yes have posted all mine over the years... you were and are much prettier than me... but i have just about as much mischief in my eyes as you LOL LOVE PIN CURLES!!!!!

Debbie Jean said...

Oh do I ever remember pin curls with the bobby pins...LOL. My older sister is 7 yrs older than me and she was born with curly hair, then came my brother and he had curly hair, then I came and I have straight hair, so poor me got at the pin curls, the toni waves, etc. I don't have any pics of me,except my senior one :(. My childhood was no way fun and cool like yours!! I am loving your blog, keep up the good work!!!

God Bless~
Debbie Jean

Debbie said...

Yes, I remember the pin curls! My hair was straight and fine also. My Mom and brother both have curly hair.

I also remember laying my head on the ironing board to have someone iron it and the big orange cans we used to curl it.

I'll have to look, but I'll try to do this too :)

Reddirt Woman said...

JoJo I don't think I had a beauty shop hair cut until I was in junior high school. My mom or my aunt or friends would cut my hair after I quit having 'doggy ears' or pig tails.

Laura, if you've got the twinkle in your eyes you are just as pretty as me. The eyes are the window to the soul and you have a sweet and beautiful soul.

Debbie Jean, oh my, the Toni perms.
My first one my mom and my aunt gave me out in the driveway because it smelled soooo bad. I was maybe 3 1/2 or 4 years old. I'll post that picture soon.

Deb, I never tried the orange juice cans... I gave up rolling my hair after brush rollers and sleeping on my belly with my forehead on my forearms for a year or two. Lord those brush rollers were a pain...

hetty said...

I loved your post! Great pics from the past. Can't get over how different your hair looks from year to year. I would love to join you, but I don't know if I have pics from my childhood. I'll have to look. Love those pin curls!

Reddirt Woman said...

Thank you Hetty. Actually this was kind of a fun post to do. Talk about a trip back in