Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Dec.1979 vs. Sept.1980


The top photo was taken at Christmas '79. The bottom was a school picture from 6th grade in 1980. When I found the top photo I studied it. I wanted to jump in the picture and prepare the little girl on Santa's lap. Something like: "Hey, the bottom is going to drop out in 2-3 weeks, shape up, love on your mom, do all you can to make things right". But that is impossible so I just compared the two pictures. The dress in the bottom picture was something I picked out at JCPenney at Midway Mall. It was pitiful shopping for myself when I longed for my mother to help me. I couldn't turn to my dad: I did not feel nor see him as a strong person to lean on. He leaned on me. I also learned at this time how to temporarily medicate myself with shopping. The "buy-high" as it is called. I'm glad that God has healed me of that area but back then it was my medicine when I was grieving.

5 comments:

haasenfoose said...

Where was the Christmas one taken at Holl'? The back ground looks like it would been at the Elks club or somewhere like that.

Diary of a motherless daughter said...

No, we never did the Elks. This was taken at the mall. Maybe Higbee's or some other type store. Possible Halle's as well.
We did however do the Polish club for Friday fish fry though...mmmmm!

Cory said...

I'm glad you haven't stopped blogging.

R and L Loomis said...

You're such a gifted writer! I not only "see" your words, but I "feel" them! Thanks for opening your heart and mind to us!

TL said...

(I think you had really good taste)