Dresses.....

.....greetings, gentle creatures, I hope that you are all well and getting exactly what you deserve.... as for me, I've been busy today scanning antique photos onto the hard drive for backup purposes......

.... here's a hand-painted snapshot of my Sainted Mother circa 1949.... evidently it was Quite The Thing back in the day to take a black & white portrait and then have someone increase the visual appeal by giving it a little dash of color..... hey, who knew?..... a poorman's portrait, I guess..... and besides, portrait painters don't exactly grow on trees..... and I can imagine that they were a bit thin on the ground in Madisionville, Tennessee on the eve of 1950.....

.... still though, she is pretty cute...... although I am a bit worried about her hemline...... it seems that I came by my kilt-flashing proclivity honestly, at least..... ahhh, see?.... there's some of my mamma in me after all!.....

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..... we actually took this to a digital artist and had them clean it up, frame it, and it was part of her Christmas giftage....

..... I was definitely not that cute as a baby.....

by Eric on January 28, 2011 | Bullshit (3) | TrackBack (0) | Ummm, Ok....
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1949? I'm nearly your Mother's age. 1951.
They were still hand coloring b&w photos in 1969 when our high school graduation pics were taken. I still think there is some class to that. Plus, many defects can be smoothed over and better points highlighted. heh.

Bullshitted by Jean on January 29, 2011 11:37 AM

you were a very cute baby Eric lol :) No worries....

Bullshitted by Richmond on January 29, 2011 09:16 PM

Your lovely Sainted Mother is of an age with my cousin Diane... and very close to mine own age.

When we call you the son we never had, we're not just fuckin' with you...

Bullshitted by Elisson on January 31, 2011 09:58 PM