Sunday, October 29, 2006

Meeting the In-laws  Posted by Picasa

30 comments:

Polly said...

4 pics and 2 posts the same - blogger being a bugger again???
Don't know whether you got my comment on last post - never mind.
Don't know what is happening now, my comment won't go.

Dandelion said...

We love you pi! Is that really you?

PI said...

Polly: the b-----s! It wouldn't publish and I checked each time before re-doing that it wasn't there - took me all afternoon and I republished - nada - and so on and so forth. And the trouble is I remember all the bad things i have said about them and think they are getting their revenge.
No I don't think I did get a comment on the last post. I publish them all.

Polly said...

Pah !
And it was all about losing the weight I have put on this last week
on my all inclusive holiday in the sun (it shall henceforth be called the Pat diet)
Who is that in the photo?

PI said...

Polly: tis maddening indeed. C'est moi!

PI said...

dabdelion: 'fraid so!

Polly said...

OMG
My money was on Tippi Hedron (!!!)
WOW
Pat, I'm speechless
Well not quite as you might have guessed by now.
Gosh, well, mmmm, you were quite a looker.
No wonder you went into modelling.
You won't have any problem publishing this comment, LOL
Vanity WHAT Vanity

Polly said...

Seriously though:
Was that really 'a meeting the in-laws' photo ?????

PI said...

Polly: I wouldn't stand a chance in today's modelling world - too ordinary! As indeed I was then. Sometimes the most beautiful girls were not necessarily photogenic. This photo was an illustration of an article for Woman's Own. It amuses me to occasionally use them to illustrate my own story. It is me after sll!

Polly said...

Absolutely,
BRING 'EM ON
At least models in the '50's looked 'normal' not like 'stick-insects'.

PI said...

Polly: I was talking last night to my step-son about how we naturally stayed slim then. We walked everywhere - no convenience foods - and no central heating so you had to move a lot to keep warm.

Polly said...

So so true.
As a nation we have become extremely lazy. There was an article in the local paper recently about the problems of parking outside the local high school. One person said they lived a 20 minute walk away and another that she had to park so far away her child might as well walk (!!!)
Excuse me. When I was in PRIMARY school I had to walk nearly two miles there and back in all weathers.
GOD I'M GETTING OLD LOL
My Grandmother lived to be 93 and was always a petite size 10. She never drove and up until a couple of years before she died did all her own washing (by hand, including bedding) all the gardening etc, etc. Sorry this has become a bit long, but you get my drift.

PI said...

Polly: where did it all go wrong?

apprentice said...

Yes you look stunning, look at those cheekbones!

I like eccentric families. Mure's grandparents were very posh, I think his great grandfather was a Baronet curtesy of Lloyd-George. Anyway, the grandparets had a Border terrier and they set a place for it at the table every Saturday, how the poor dog knew when it was Saturday God only knows.

Kath said...

Yowza! I was going to guess it was Vivian Leigh! You're beautiful, great photo :o)

FOUR DINNERS said...

My father-in-law said "Hello" and "Goodbye" for 3 weeks. That was it. All he said. Caz said "Don't worry he's making his mind up about you". After 3 weeks he suddenly started a conversation whilst watching Grandstand on TV. I was so startled my cup of tea went everywhere. "Nervous lad isn't he" said my future father-in-law. Bloody Scotsmen!! Love him to bits...

Kath said...

Yowza! I was going to guess it was Vivian Leigh! You're beautiful, great photo :o)

PI said...

apprentice: Whisper it not in Ghent - but Dodie use to put the dinner plstes down for the dogs to lick before they were washed - which thrilled me to death!

kath: Vivien abd Audrey(Hepburn)were my favourites!

4d: you can't rush these things you know!

Guyana-Gyal said...

Wow. You were stunning Pat!! You looked like a movie star. Only this morning I was telling my mother how beautiful you are up to today.

Polly, speaking of lazy people...I saw a young man in Jamaica DRIVE up the road...it's a TWO minutes walk...to buy his newspapers. The day he got his car he stopped walking.

PI said...

GG: your Mum is going to get sick of hearing about this bossy old lady!

Polly said...

Yes Guyana, I think you got it in one - it's mainly down to affluence. Pat, I think it all started in the '60's.
Gosh - I was asked for visual verification ???

PI said...

Polly: a lot of things started in the sixties - I'm coming to that- as they say in 'Under Milk Wood'!

Dandelion said...

I thought it was a movie-star! And is that Cary Grant in the foreground?

R. Sherman said...

Glad you occasionally post these old photos. Not that your story needs illustration, but they help us get in the frame of mind.

Cheers.

Polly said...

Said with a Welsh accent I've never possessed:
Well I was born in Wales you know.

PI said...

Dandelion: no he was a jolly Australian model named Buck Braynard.

PI said...

Randall: good- I'll keep doing it then.

Polly: I'm not one of those people who are rude about the Welsh!

Polly said...

Glad to hear it Pat. It was just the reference to Dylan Thomas that did it. Actually all my grandparents and my dad came from Lancashire.
You'll know more about me than I do about you soon.

PI said...

Polly: well I have a big soft spot for Lancashire - having been born and bred there.

Polly said...

I'm down here 'cause I just had a good laugh - You don't want your ashes blowning over Wales huh ??