Saturday, March 13, 2010

" Retro Weekend "

Well I didn't think I'd make it back for Retro Weekend as I was very busy wallowing in self pity! The self pity party is gone although I still can't get around very well.

So I am back to bore everyone as much as I have been bored these past few day from sitting and sitting. I did however pick up needle and yarn and started a new afghan. Weather or not I finish it, we shall see.

Much bike riding daydreams have passed through my thoughts with the beautiful spring like weather we have been having. Oh well, hopefully the ankle will heal quickly. So now on with the show!

Can you guess which decade this photo was taken in? A couple of hints.... Michael Jackson's wardrobe was in style at the time. This brother and sister were seven and four at the time. It is my son Frank and his sister Ginny. 1985 was the year.

I couldn't leave without posting a photo of a young Katie. Maybe not quite as retro as the last photo. Katie was six years old and is wearing a witches costume that I had made for her. It had a beautiful purple slip that I made underneath the dress. I remember it being the first costume that I had made as a beginner. I was so proud of how it came out and was hooked on sewing after that.

Katie was a sweet little thing back then! She's 15 now. Self explanatory! 


Wanda said...

If you can't ride the bike, just scan photos Di. This is a sweet one of Frank and Ginny holding hands and Katie is cute, even though she is probably trying to look scary.
The plates in the rack on the wall look interesting, I think I can see Indians and trees. Right?
Rest that ankle Di!

Anvilcloud said...

Love your wrap-up line.

Lena said...

Hi Di!!! I love your retro weekends!!! Oh, the white socks!!! I always hated the white socks!!! LOL!!!

I'm happy to read you are doing better now :)

Buncha hugs!!!

Bernie said...

I love seeing pictures of your children when they were younger, were these taken at a different home then you live at now Di?

Glad your ankle is a bit better, you will be biking soon....:-) Hugs

Maria said...

wow, Diana~ Awesome job on that costume! It's such a great dress!

I love retro pictures... and mean to get a few out myself... So glad you're taking the time to share them with us... I just love remembering the years gone by ~
Hope I can catch up from daylight savings time with a nap tomorrow!
Take Care, Diana ~ Maria

Being Pramoda... said...

Hiiiiiiiii Diana...hw r u?? am here after a long time..:) .. wats up?
i'm fine and doing well.. it was nice read here.. wish u a happy weekend..:)

Diana said...

Hi Wanda,
Yes the plates are of Indians, they have hidden pictures in them. Very interesting. We got tired of them and they are packed away now. The ankle is healing slowly. I am bored!!!
Love Di ♥

Diana said...

Hi AC, it is what it is!
Love Di ♥

Diana said...

Hi Lena,
I loved the clothes too. And the white socks! Love Di ♥

Diana said...

Hi Bernie,
That photo was taken when we still lived in Chicago. It seems like ages ago! Love Di ♥

Diana said...

Hi Maria,
I forgot to set my bedroom clock last night and thought that I got up earlier than I did! Hopefully it won't take too long to adjust!
Love Di ♥

Diana said...

Hi Prams,
I have been hiding in m y recliner since I sprained my ankle! I am back now, glad to see you!
Love Di ♥

Dee said...

I look forward to your retro pictures...where has the time gone? Your daughter will get her sweetness back soon...sweet 16. :) I hope your ankle heals soon.

Diana said...

Hi Dee,
I hope you are right about Katie and the ankle! Love Di ♥

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Glad you are feeling good to post, wonderful pictures, thank you for sharing.

Hoping soon you will be out riding your bike.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

"She's 15 now. Self explanatory!"...I am ROFL...Teens!! Loved this retro!! Simply wonderful photos, and brings back such memories of events during that time in our lives! I do pray your ankle heals quickly!! I am so sorry that you cannot be out and about enjoying that beautiful new bike of yours!! Hope it improves quickly, and that, as a result, this week you will begin to say goodbye to your party guests ;-) Love you!! Janine XO

Eileen said...

Your pictures are so sweet! I love them both.
You really did a wonderful job with Katie's costume, and I love how you have your mantle decorated in the background. It was the perfect backdrop for her!
I'm enjoying the old photos, it's like paging through a family album with you and listening to you reminisce. Now all I need is a cup of coffee.

Rest up, feel better, and heal!
Love to you,
PS ~ Glad you're getting some nice weather, we had a Nor'easter here this weekend and more rain today. :(

Barb said...

Somehow, this post didn't end up on my dashboard. I just came by to see how you were feeling. I see you're taking a trip down memory lane! My kids shudder at the clothes I bought for them in the 70's - I tell them they were in style back then...

Rebecca said...

Good to see your sense of humor in posting these photos and sharing the stories behind them. (Course your sense of humor was even there in the "poor,Poor pitful Me" post, too!)

I went to visit a friend recovering from back surgery today. I don't think she's even THINKING about riding a bike for quite some time yet! Hopefully you WILL be pedaling all over the place in a few days!

Tranquility Speaks said...

I am glad that you are getting better everyday. God just wanted you to rest some it seems :-) Lots of love to you :)

quieten said...

Hope you ankle is healing. Been reading thru your blog trying to play "catch-up." Love the new profile photo as well as your retro-photos. Isn't it amazing how just yesterday Katie was trick or treating and now she is driving?! Thank goodness she was able to drive you to the ER. There are good points to having your baby girl grow up!!! :-)
More nice weather is on the way - just for you and your bike!

Jules said...

That first one looks like when our kids were little. Especially the dress. I think my daughter had several that looked just like that.

Jenny said...

So sorry about your ankle. You are allowed to have some self-pity!!!!

Enjoyed your retro pictures!

Hugs and healing to you Miss Di!