Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Another "oldie" - sort of for Aunt Amelia :)

Three generations: My grandmother (horrible picture!) at the sink, my mom (she'd been chopping onions), and I (on the chair). The picture is stamp dated April 1959, but it could have been taken earlier. Since there is a baby bottle on the counter, it had to be after July 1957.

I don't remember *not* helping with the dishes. :)


mxtodis123 said...

What a wonderful photograph. Sadly, all our pictures were destroyed in a father, and I am only left with one photo of myself and my dad.

John said...

This picture tells a lot of stories, doesn't it?!

Vee said...

Oh good heavens! Not again!!

myletterstoemily said...

this is such a lovely, nostalgic photo. i can imagine my grandmother, mother, and me in it.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...


All of you.

And since there's a baby bottle on the counter, your Mother had to have a baby around. And look at how TINY SHE IS!!!

Mmmm, yeah, I went right back to my usual self, after 3 full pregnancies. 'Twas my last one, which left me with a few pounds. And starving those off, led to my yo-yo-weight, ever since. Bleahhhh...

Thank you for the glimpses into the past!!!

Madeline's Album said...

I love the picture. In 1959 I had been married 5 years and had 2 children. Boy that seems so long ago. Have a great day. Madeline

Packrat said...

If this picture is from April 1959 (or even from fall 1958), I was almost five years old and there were two babies under two years old in the house!

The Songster said...

I cannot believe I have never seen this picture!

Anonymous said...

Brings back memories for me.. standing on a chair washing dishes while mom dried but no grandma in the house only a grandpa

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

OT but you said in my comments, that you don't have any idea how to change the look of your blog...........

Wellllllllllllllllll... :-)

--Look at the top right of your Blog. Find CUSTOMIZE and click on it.
--Look toward left top of new page and look for PICK NEW TEMPLATE and click on it.
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--If you want to see what a different one will look like, on your Blog, click on PREVIEW TEMPLATE, under the different Template. [Remember, you change the colors, after picking a Template. The Orange and Blue print and etc, which show up... You can change later]

--Myself, I like MINIMA Template. It lets me do what I want to do, with Free Backgrounds or not. With different pics in my Header, etc.

--After you pick a diff Template [maybe Minima?] you again click on CUSTOMIZE, up at top right of blog page.
--On upper left of new page, look for FONT AND COLORS, and click on it.
--Take some time and HAVE FUN!!! :-) You can change colors of just about everything on your blog! It's so much fun!!!

--If you want to play with free Backgrounds, I have click-able lists of sites to give you. I myself like The Background Fairy because she offers simple Backgrounds. I don't like the awfully fussssssssy, busy, wild Backgrounds myself. But a lot of gals do. It's totally individual.

--Pics to put in your Header? I have click-able links for that too! ....... And I always give a link to every pic I use in my blog. So even that is a source. If anyone wants to use it. But I'll be glad to give you, the links to the Pic Sites I love. There are enough for everyone!!! :-)

There! Now you can stay with the same look you have, if you wish. But you can't say you don't know how to change it. -gigggles-

And of course, got a question? Ask.

Kristen said...

How old were you in that picture? I think I've coddled my children - my son is 5 and I've never had him help out like that, and my stepdaughter, 13 next week, only does occasional housework. I think your picture has just inspired me -there may be some changes coming to my household soon. (Rubs hands together evilly.)

Barb said...


Thanks for visiting my blog - I'm sure enjoying yours, I love the old pictures and reminiscing, sound like home. I don't know about you, but Idaho has been cold where I am, I'm anxiously awaiting Spring. See ya later - I'll definitely be back.


Maggi said...

Wow, what a neat picture! It's awesome to be able to have old pictures like this.

Packrat said...

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments. I found this picture one of Grandma's photo albums.