Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A Trip Down Memory Lane

My grammie, Rita Stauss. This was her graduation photo. Wasn't she beautiful? I should show a picture of her now. She is one of those ladies that gets better with age. Every year I think she gets prettier. Grammie started going grey when she was 21 years old. She had one streak of grey for the longest time and then went grey. I love her dearly and this picture is one of my most treasured earthly possessions. 

My Mom, Melodie Sloan. This was her graduation photo. I love this photo. My sister Cristin looks so much like her its down right freaky. The only way you can tell them apart is my sister has darker hair. I love my mom so much. She is a teacher. She is so very loved and many parents ask to have their children in her class. The crazy thing is she has taught for so many years that now she is teaching the kids of students she once taught years ago. My mom rocks. 

This is the only graduation photo I have of myself. I was kind of a stinker back in the day. I thought graduation pictures were "Lame" and so I never asked my mom & dad to get any. Our graduation was super special though, even if I thought high school was the lamest thing I ever had to endure. So in case you hadn't noticed the wet spot on the front of my pants yet I just figured I would point that out. No I didn't wet my pants. Graduation started at the local football field but due to a sudden downpour it was moved to a church, which was to small to fit everyone and then eventually moved to the school auditorium. Every student was soaked to their underwear. The dress that I was wearing shrunk as I was standing on the field. I had to give it away. So everyone changed quickly and met back at the auditorium so the ceremony could continue. Kids were wearing flip flops, shorts, all sorts of craziness. Me I wore my vintage sweater shirt with my favorite pair of bell bottoms and fake Berkie's. My gown was still soaked (everybody's were) because my gown was soaked it got my pants wet when I sat down. That my friends is why the only graduation photo of me looks like I was so excited to graduate I peed myself. Don't get me wrong I was excited to graduate. I will admit High school was my least favorite, but College was a perfect fit. As I look back I realize that I really don't have as many horrible memories as I thought I once did. 

*I have been working on art. Things are just crazy with Deans new work schedule. So I am having to rearrange how I work art in. Please don't give up on me. I hope to have some new art in the shop by the weekend. Hope everyone is enjoying the fall weather as much as I am.


mysteryhistorymom said...

Love the pictures! You look so much like your Mom and Grandmother- all of you are so pretty!:) Lori

Elissa said...

what LOVELY genetics you have going for you! there is something so dreamy about old photos..... and thanks for the laugh this morning too!

FamiLee said...

You are hilarious about you wetting yourself! I have to say that you have great genetice. Your grandma and mom are gorgeous! Now I see how you turned out so well...You should do one with your daughter...beautiful!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

that's a fun graduation! we had hopes of rain, (seattle, june) but it cleared just in time :)