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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday #18

Today we join Two  SPOILED CATS 
Angel Sammy and Teddy for their poetic pictorial poem.

Bathing beauties dressed to impress
or dressed under duress?
Way back in their day
Roaring twenties, dancing, gaiety and play.
Styles come and go but here's hoping
their style is a no SHOW!!

I've been sorting thru my parent's photo albums during confinement.
(this project is way over due) This photo reminded me of some early 1930 photos I have of my 
Mom, Lou and her sister (my favorite aunt) Ruth

They were #'s 6 and #7 of 7 children
born about 14 months apart when my Annie Ma (maternal grandmother)
who was ~42 and 44 when they were born

I don't know what the occasion was for the photos or why they appeared
to be dressed to impress.
I do know the bouquet and hair bow fit my Mother's personality.
Very gentle an loved to dress up.
Aunt Ruth's pose was probably all her doing.
She was my favorite aunt because she was crazy and fun
and always full of surprises.


  1. oh we love your photos... sometimes we wish we could live in a different time... or at least to go back for an hour to say hello to the people who were there before we came...

  2. Love the old photos. I somehow suspect that those bathing beauties fashions are not set for a quick return! (You've reminded me that somewhere in the family photo archive there's a picture of my maternal grandmother and her five sisters in their swimming costumes, taken around 100 years ago. I must look it out. (Another good lockdown activity!) I remember my reaction on first seeing this photos was to note how the female members of my family have never been favoured with shapely legs...
    Cheers, Gail.

  3. Hari OM
    LOL - oh this was a truly fun post - what precious images you have and matching so well with this week's challenge image! Nicely tied together my friend. YAM xx

  4. What sweet photos of your mother and aunt.

  5. Great poem for today AND wonderful old're lucky to have them!

    Hugs, Pam

  6. Love the photos of your mom and aunt and your poem was great!

  7. How fun the photos of your Mom and Aunt! I had a crazy and fun aunt... Aunt Margie!
    Enjoyed your poem. No more swimming suits for me!

  8. Great pictures of your family. Glad you have those memories.

  9. Your Aunt Ruth really does look like she was a lot of fun. Great memories, and a good poem, too. (God forbid those styles ever come back.)

  10. Great poem. Thanks for sharing those photos!

    The Florida Furkids

  11. Can you imagine wearing those outfits to go swimming?!?
    Am currently reading a series that takes place in the 1920's; it was a fascinating time, imho.

  12. Cute poem! Older photos are always fun to see and enjoy!

  13. I always love your poems.

    Great shots of your mom and aunt. Beautiful young girls.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, honey. Big hug. ♥

  14. We love your poem and hope that style never comes back too. What fun to hop in the way back machine and see your mom and aunt in those sweet pictures.

  15. Can't imagine swimming in those. I remember having undress in water for Water Safety...LOL! Love old pictures.

  16. What a fun roaring 20s post! From the poem to the pictures!

  17. My ghostwriter sometimes sees photos like that at the nursing home. There's always a good story to go with these photos, and lots of good memories!

  18. Great poem and nice photos of your family. XO

  19. Check out those knees! We love the old photos. They show so much.

  20. Dressed under duress! Well done!!!! You had me chuckling.

    I love your old photos. I'm so glad that you're going through them now.

  21. WOWSA! Seven?? Even though we are 'Irish Catholic', we never had the huge brood that 'we' are known for. Maybe it had to do with Ma's Gma being married to a Navy man. All the moving and deployments put a damper on the big families. Anyhu, I loves the old pics, Ma found some of Gma when they were stationed on Guam! They are really cool! It's like the Andrew Sisters come to life in pictures! BOL!
    Thanks for the cool pics!
    Ruby ♥

  22. That is a beautiful shade of blue. I love those old pictures.


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