Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Guess Who?


While looking for some paperwork for our kids...

My boyfriend came across this picture...

Guess who? hahaha!

Gosh...I look like a member of the "Our Gang" kids...back in the 40's!

This was taken on the porch of our house...

We lived out in the "country" then...now...the same property houses the infamous "Sherway Gardens Shopping Mall" in Etobicoke...now called Toronto... 

My Father was in the habit of buying large properties...

And building the houses...always with a flat roof!!

As was our dear family cottage on Lake Simcoe...

I remember there were barns as well...and we had 2 Clydesdale horses!!

The back of the photo is written by my Mom ♥️...April '52...

I would have been 26 months old here...

Gotta love the beret!!! And my pokey hair!!

All 3 of my siblings had curly hair...as did both of my parents...

Me? Not even a wave!! So...Mom was always using bobby pins and such...

To try and give me something! hahaha1!

Today is our day with Miss V...leaving shortly to pick her up!!

My daughter Lissa is also visiting...we will have so much fun!!

I have some bananas and raspberries thawed, to make a few loaves!!

Miss V has missed baking with her old Nana! hahaha!


                      Have a great day...

                        Still miserable here...wishing for a bit of sunshine!!

                             Cheers!  :o)

                                 linda ♥️

 
 

60 comments:

  1. You were impossibly cute ! and you are a beauty now so we know cute little girls grow up to be beauties.
    Do you still wear hats ? lol
    love you

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    1. Hahaha!
      Wish I could wear hats!

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  2. Loved .. . LOVED . . . seeing you in 'fifty two . . .
    I see a glimmer of Miss V in you . . .
    Happy Day with Miss V . . . and Lissa . . .

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    1. Thanks Lynne...it was a full day...for sure!

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  3. Oh I definitely see Miss V in that picture. Too cute!

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  4. I see Miss V too! Remarkable.
    What a sweet photo and a very jaunty chapeau!
    So dark and dreary it feels like night is about to fall and it's only 1 p.m. Snuggle inside kinda day.

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    1. Quite an outfit,eh Suzanne?
      Sun came out this afternoon...then another downpour!

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  5. So cute! My mom has photos from her own "Little Rascal" days.

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    1. Thanks Martha! I think I favor Darlene!

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  6. LOL I had to laugh..my childhood freind's hair was like yours..I envied her..mine was wavy and I kept flattening it..I have a picture of her at my first communion.. she had a had and straight hair much like yours here..and was reed thin..she was so slim..I had the long hair pasted off my face..and very round..
    I tell ya..

    we're never happy...

    we are so close in age..

    I saw Miss V right away nana♥
    I am '54..
    I sure remember the Little Rascals.

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    1. My daughter says that Miss V has a lot of my mannerisms and facial expressions...I love that!

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    2. You changed your picture! Is that a sketch of you?

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    3. Yes..I love a blog..Paris Breakfasts..been following the talented artist for years..she made a sketch of herself....I loved it..so did J..so ..yes..for the moment that is my new avatar..
      Carol has a subscription map/letter from Paris every month..she is a New Yorker living her Parist/Artist dream..and doing it beautifully..go look at her art..:) In love here.

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  7. Yeah, where's Spanky and Buckwheat?

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  8. Look at the picture of Ms. V at that top of your blog and then look at your picture. It could be the same person!

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    1. Thanks Barbara...that makes me happy...but...honestly....not why I posted the pic!

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    2. I didn't think you did and figured you didn't even notice. I think people outside the family see these things. People tell me that my daughter and I look exactly the same but I don't see it.

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  9. Awwww, weren't you a cutie pie! I agree with the other gals that you and Miss V look very much alike ... both straight hair too :) Your little corduroy jacket looks homemade?
    Wendy

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    1. Hahaha! Straight hair!
      My mom was not a sewer....so....I would say not homemade....wonder what colour it was?

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  10. Oh geez Louise... I have 'bobby pin' hair too.

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    1. Ha! I think I can see one just under my hat!

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  11. You look exactly like Miss V!!! Or I should say, she looks exactly like you!! It is unmistakable. That girl is your granddaughter for sure!! Not that there was ever any doubt about that of course. A beautiful picture and wonderful memories of your childhood! xx

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    1. Oh Amy....,you really think so? I think she is much prettier....

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  12. Aw...that i cute. I like the little felt jacket. Don't you love the old black and whites. I was still a twinkle in my mom's eye but not for long. lol

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    1. Ha! Haven't heard that saying for a while Deb!

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  13. Oh my gosh! Don't you see it? I saw it as soon as the picture popped up on my screen. Miss V looks just like you! The likeness is amazing!

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  14. What a cute photo..and yes, Miss V is so like her nana! We had our littlies after school yesterday and also did some cooking....little G calls her papa the gardener and me, her mumma...the " cooker" !! too precious x

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  15. Yes I see it also, a bit of Miss V peeking out under the ol' chapeau. Glad,you are home safe and sound looking forward to seeing the bakers.

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  16. Aw . . . what a cute little girl . . but I can't see her hazel eye colour . .
    Have fun with Miss V . . :)

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    1. HI Eddie....
      My hazel eyes are squinting!
      Had a great day!

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  17. Are your eyes hazel? I didn't know! Lucky you!
    The photo is just adorable...I can see a little of Vivian in you there.
    I would have loved to have had two horses when I was that age. How fun!

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    1. Yup...they are!
      I kinda remember the horses...I must look for some photos....

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  18. Awes what a cutie you are Linda and yeah know you do look like Miss V . I grew up on a farm so I know how great it is to have horses . Have a good time with Miss V , Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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    1. Lucky you.....what a great life for a kid!

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  19. So cute, Linda! When I first saw the photo, I thought it was of your granddaughter. Amazing!

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  20. Very cute photo, always fun to look at old photos. Hope you had a fun day with Miss V. and Lissa, will look forward to pics soon. Lots of fun today at a live musical performance in downtown T.O. of "Rain, A Tribute to the Beatles." Audience was mostly of a certain age, of course. :)

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    1. Had a very good day....thanks!
      Love the Beatles! Saw them when I was 15!

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    2. Me too, in 1964! Fun that they had background videos on stage of screaming fans at their 60's concerts. I kept looking for me! :)

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    3. we were probably at the same concert!! Maple Leaf Gardens,right?
      I think they were only here once...cried thru the whole concert!!
      I would have loved to have seen this review...

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    4. Nope, dear Linda. I'm from La Belle Province, it was at the Montreal Forum. Wish you could have seen this review too, but one can't do everything! And you do lots! :)

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    5. Of course....I forgot!

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  21. What precious photo, Linda - love the shy look :) So nice to have your sweet Miss V. and daughter Lissa stop by for a visit. Hope you have a lovely time baking the day away! xx K

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    1. That's me! Miss Shy! Hahaha!
      Made 2 banana raspberry loaves!

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  22. Looks just like Miss V!!!
    XO Kris

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  23. I love the old photo Linda and I can certainly see Miss V's looks in it too. Did you notice that? Hope you had a fun day with her. Happy St. Paddy's Day! XX Pam

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    1. Not really Pam...but quite a compliment!

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  24. you still favor Darlene!
    and adorable little femme fatale!
    and YES.
    i do see miss v in you or is it you in her! LOLOL!
    XOXO♥

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    1. Darlene had quite dark hair...didn't she??
      Either way...very flattering!

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