Friday, August 10, 2007

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50 comments:

Jennifer said...

Is this a picture of you?? It's lovely of both you and your baby!!
I've been here before, but lost you somehow. I will definitely come back again...I love the way you share your stories!!
Oh, and Michele sent me tonight! But I'll come back! :)

gautami tripathy said...

That is so beautiful. Michele sent me to duly admire it.

granny p said...

Not too much of the depression visible there... But the isolation, yes. I remember. You had a good local nurse to introduce you to other women..

Kim Ayres said...

You forget how small babies can be. Mind you, born weighing 10lb 3oz, my son was never particularly small

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I LOVE this picture, Pat! I assume this is your little one...!
Sorry I haven't been around anywhere for days...I am immersed in The Hummingbirds...FANTASTIC!
I am going to read the previous posts I missed!

f:lux said...

Gorgeous, both of you! And in the photo it really looks like he has your cute nose - did he grow up ressembling you?

'B' said...

I do see the similarity to this post, and ours!!!

And yes, how times have changed... From good old B&W, to colour (although, I could change the pics at ours to B&W if you want...

Here from Michele's tonight!

PI said...

Hi Jennifer! Yes it is a picture taken soon after we left hospital.

7:30 AM


Thank you Gautami!

Penny: a smile on my face - an ache in my heart. Alright now!

Kim: poor Maggie:)

Naomi: yes he's mine - all mine. Now of course he's married with teenagers!

f:lux: there was a time when we both had shoulder length blonde hair and took the same size jeans and looked very similar from behind. Now he's a real ale, sport loving male with faint Andy Capp tendencies and no trace of femininity.

B: No no ! They are great as they are:)

Moogie said...

What a wonderful picture. I remember those days so well. :) It seems like only yesterday I was holding my girls in my arms. Now my 12 year old is taller than me. :)

David said...

in 1957 I was almost two.
i am sure I was not that cute,
buut I got through life anyway....

hello, michele sent me

PI said...

Moogie; we should treasure all the stages of their childhood. They are but fleeting.

PI said...

David: I'll bet you were every bit as cute and I'm glad you're still around.

john.g. said...

Lovely pic mum2, is that me?

Carmi said...

What a gorgeous picture, Pat. Thank you for sharing it here; I'm entranced by this glimpse back into your life.

I'm so glad Michele sent me here today.

Mr. Althouse said...

That is nice... It's so 50s

Michele sent me,

Mike

PI said...

No John -it's your big brother.

carmi: You always say something sweet.

Mike: that's me - just a fifties gal!

aka_Monty said...

What a gorgeous picture of the both of you--you're a celebrity! :)

Hello, Michele sent me!

PI said...

aka-monty: now I'm just an ordinary grandma!

Ivy said...

Thats a wonderful picture!
Michele sent me this am!

PI said...

Hi Ivy and welcome!

Catherine said...

I used to buy English womens magazines in my teenage years, mainly for the recipes and knitting patterns - but probably not that one, since I was only six years old then. Michele sent me over to admire the mother and baby.

PI said...

Hi Catherine! I did loads of knitting patterns and am disappointed you were too young to use them:(

gautami tripathy said...

Glad Michele sent me back look at this beautiful photo again!

PI said...

gautami: don't forget if you get bored you can always scroll down.

BreadBox said...

Lovely photos, Pat: and it is juxtaposed on the blog at the moment opposite your image with your profile: and your face looks so similar it is incredible! You certainly don't look like you have a fifty year old son!

N.

gautami tripathy said...

Glad to be back here again via michele!! I noticed the date! I was born on March 22nd! That is 21 in US!

Bored? Never by this photo!

PI said...

breadbox: thank you! MTL was here a moment ago and I told him what you said. He said' It's true!'
But then he would wouldn't he?

PI said...

gautami: the photo woould have been taken in December 1956. It took about three months for the magazine to come out so they planned three months ahead. He was born November 28th. Did you realise that I am British born and bred and live in UK?

TLP said...

WOW! You could have been a movie star!

PI said...

TLP: but then again...

Theo said...

there is something surreal about old pictures. there we are, trapped in a moment of living, waiting eternally for the world to share in our joy.

here is joy.

Michele sent me.

PI said...

Theo: and no idea what life had in store. Welcome Theo!

WendyWings said...

( re your comment on my blog) don't worry Pat I have been in and around the "business" my whole life, I am in my early forties now. I have no illlusions or allusions left at all LOL
Great picture, your son is just a couple of years younger then Mr Wings :)

Dara said...

That is a lovely photo and evokes a simpler time - but then hearing the backstory, I realize some things don't change, do they? You could still model, you know - my ex-boyfriend's mother had quite a career for herself in her 70's. Thanks for stopping by!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

What a wonderful picture! No wonder you were a Woman's Own Cover Girl!

Michele sent me.

PI said...

wendywings: thank you and welcome. My best to Mr Wings - he must be the age of #2 son who is here for the week-end and soon will be expecting lunch:)

dara:welcome! It's kind of you to say so but modelling is the last thing I want to do. That's what I love about writing - I don't have to appear:)

Jean-luc: I bet you say that to all the girls!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Visited earlier. I like your comment above!

Michele sent me again.

Karen said...

This must be you, right?! What a lovely advertisement!

Thanks for stopping by. Just returning the favor! Michele sent us to each other's blog!

Karen said...

I also wanted to tell you that I tried to send you the link to the musical, but the e-mail was returned. I couldn't find any other e-mail address. Oh well. Thanks for trying.

Keith said...

That's a handsome looking baby. I don't know where John G got the idea that it was him, he could NEVER have been that cute.

You look as pretty as ever though.

PI said...

Jean-luc: we aim to please:)

PI said...

Karen : sorry about that - must be the anti-virus playing up. It all sounds great fun and I'll try again later.

Keith: thank you. i think most babies are cute. That was in my fat period; I got smaller as he got bigger.

Belizegial said...

Pat, good morning from the tropics!

I came by way of Michelle earlier today but stayed on awhile to read back through your previous posts.

Your blog is very interesting and well written. I will be back to read more.

Enid from Belize City

Leigh in Atlanta said...

Wow, you haven't changed a bit. Lovely.

Michele sent me over to say hello.

Shephard said...

Pat, thanks for visiting! You can crash my bday party any day. :)
Glad you enjoyed it.
~S

PI said...

Shephard: how are you going to follow that next year? I'll remember a present next time:)

Guyana-Gyal said...

What an adorable photo, Pat. I wonder what baby now thinks of this photo :-)

Re the post below, my mother talks about a girl in the village who had the most dreadful case of post-partum blues...the other village women had to help take care of her baby until she was better. What a good thing you had those friends.

PI said...

GG: he's in Hong Kong on holiday- I'll have to ask him. It seems a very high percentage of women suffer this.

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

My God, woman. How could you possibly look that good so soon after giving birth? I was a spotty blimp who looked like I'd been punched in both eyes for months afterwards.

*** burning envy***

PI said...

Sam: fortunately you can't see the rest of my sorry arse.