6 Nov 2009

SHOW & TELL - My Grandma and I


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When my grandma still lived, and I had the occasion to ask her about her life, I didn't do it. I just didn't think of asking her. Now there are so many things I wished I could ask her about her life, because finally I only know very little.

Yesterday I was looking for a picture and stumbled over these pictures of my grandma in 1907 when she was 21 years old.

I love these old photos where you had to dress up, go to a special photographer who put you in a pose, and then you had to stand still and not move a bit, otherwise you could get 10 heads instead of one.





and here I am at 21 not dressed up and on a bike, but we look very much alike I think.



The typical family photo, my grandpa of course stood straight up, because he was a little smaller as my grandma and a man of course had to be taller. My grandma was a quite tall woman, for that time, actually she had the same size as I.



and again the two of us at the same age.

17 comments:

Loree said...

It is amazing how much you look like your grandma. I love those old photos with everyone sitting or standing so stiff and straight.

Gracie said...

Yes, you look pretty much alike, you had such cutie full cheeks!

Hootin' Anni said...

Whoa Gattina....I really, REALLY enjoyed this post. It's always a treat for us to look back and see our similarities with our ancestors!! This was perfect!!!


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This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gattina: Must have linked in wrong. This was a nice look back at the past.

Melli said...

Ahhhhh a new background! Lovely!

I have always said when you show pictures of your grandma that you resemble her! But these pictures really show it!

Tracie said...

You really do look like your grandma! I love seeing those old pictures of her.

There are family memebers of mine that I wish I had asked more questions to when they were alive.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You do look alike. Thanks for sharing

Maribeth said...

What a nice post. I was also close to my grandma. She made me who I am. Love the pictures!

Claudia said...

Lovely to see the family resemblance! I love old photos!

LDH said...

Such dear pictures ~ and a marked resemblance to one another! Nice stopping by for your Show & Tell!

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

What a lovely post! I, too, love old family pictures! Thanks for sharing!-April

nannykim said...

Cool--I do think you look alike!

DianeCA said...

I also see the family resemblance. It is important for us to remember the women who were strong enough to give us life, and to work for our future. Mine were women who worked beside their men to make a better future for us then they had. I wish with all my heart that I could thank Grandma Williams, Aunt Maggie and Aunt Kay for showing us that we could be an active part of our future!! Thank you for reminding us.

Leann said...

You really do look a lot a like! It's uncanny!

What a great photo to have. Enjoy your memories!

Leann

Pamela said...

yes. you do resemble her.
I know exactly how you feel regarding knowing nothing.
I wish I'd asked my grandmother things. She deserved to have someone interested in her life!

claudie said...

Effectivement vous vous ressemblez! Vraiment tu étais une belle jeune fille!!! Autant les photos avec nos grand parents présentent un monde totalement différent autant les photos de notre jeunesse sont très proches de nous! Finalement mis à part les téléphones portables et les ordinateurs notre vécu ressemble beaucoup à celui de mes filles. Alors que celui de nos grand mères c'est un autre monde!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

You do look very much like her! You are so lucky you have that photo of her at 21. My grandmother was 18 in 1907 and I don't have any pictures of her. My mom has some of her but she was much older!