Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Time Travel Tuesdays~

It is Prom season! When I was trying to decide which old photo to show you today I ran across this one. I have always loved this picture because I thought my big sister was Miss America or something dreamy like that!

This is my dear sister Sharon Lynn and her then boyfriend Jay Black. They were on their way to a dance at Farmington High School in Farmington, New Mexico. This is where my mother grew up and where my family lived for a few years while my Dad worked for El Paso Natural Gas Co. Sharon graduated from Mesa High School in 1961. She and Jay were married and are the parents of 6 children.

I was maybe 2 years old at the time of this picture. I don't remember much about those days but I do remember feeling a lot of love from my big sister. She was one of the dearest people who ever lived and I miss her. She passed away three years ago now and it still doesn't seem possible.

Sharon's petticoats make that dress stand out in an awesome way. Mom, did you make this dress? I like Jay's dinner jacket and bow tie! I also see some hardwood floors that were no doubt covered up with ugly shag carpet at some point in time. Funny how fashion and home decor always revert back to what once was! I remember that Navajo blanket you can see on the sofa too. My mom always covered the sofas and chairs like that so they wouldn't get dirty. At least she didn't cover them in plastic!

What is there "vintage" in this photo that you love?


URFAVE5 said...

Oh I love Time Travel Tuesdays. This post reminded me of mine and Brian's prom picture. I think I will go find that, hmmm... maybe I will do a post about it. I don't even think my kids have ever seen that picture of us.

Thanks for sharing. Sharon and Jay were such a darling couple!

Love You!

Lori said...
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Lori said...

Oh the walk down memory lane . . . Don't you just love the doors we had to our bedrooms? They were so thin. And you would never think of painting them. Also it's funny how it was okay and nobody complained about the prom dresses being strapless??? Yet would we let our daughters wear a dress without straps/sleeves now? Too funny.

Annie said...

I love my vintage Mommy and Daddy. I always loved that picture too...and the one from their wedding day where her dress is popping out because of her hoop skirt. I always thought it looks like a bell!
Thanks for sharing Aunt Mari. I'm really missing her today. I've really needed a line to heaven this past week...