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Saturday, May 30th, 2009
12:10 A.M.



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So many times I hear this. Lately I've been reading in my comments that I 'favor' my mother's looks. I guess y'all are seeing the sidebar sepia photo I added a few months ago of my mom at the age of 18. Bud is constantly telling me that I too look like her...'a spittin' image'. [He and she had a great rapport] My dad told me many-a-times, as well as my sister.

Today, the subject is books. Since it's the time of year that many are graduating from high school, I thought I'd share a book of mine...my senior school yearbook. [42 years ago tomorrow I graduated from high school, May 31st, you do the math!]





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I then took my senior portrait [a different angled shot than the one I chose for the yearbook...my mom picked the one below for my Senior Picture for the house/frame] and added my mom's photo into it. I swear, when I look in the mirror and see the old lady's reflection, of me today, I do see my mom. Not that she was 'old'....well, years tend to change my perspective, y'know?

37 comments :

  1. wow look at you so pretty!.. I envy you too because our batch didn't have a year book.. so sad..

    happy weekend here;s my entry http://www.intuitivereasoning.com/2009/05/photohunt-my-digital-photo-books.html

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  2. Your yearbook is such a treasure. You're so pretty!

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  3. You were, and are very lovely.

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  4. A custom, sadly, we don't have here in the UK, a Year Book.
    It would help to preserve the memories and the photo's of our school friends ( and ourselves) if we did.
    You were and are now very attractive. So not much change!
    I too look like my mother, I sometimes catch sight in a shop window reflection and think 'I know that woman'.
    Not a bad thing, although I used to think I wasn't good looking, I look back now and see I wasn't that bad a looker after all... David says I have matured like good brandy, and got better with age!!! Flattery gets him everywhere!

    Love Granny

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  5. See? I told you so! Agree with the above. But ya know...it's not just the outer 'look'. It's that undefinable inner you which shows through--that's what resembles your mother, I believe. I'll bet you and she were alike in many ways.

    Not unusual, I suppose. But it IS unusual for strangers to "see" that in cyber-photos of the two of you. Pretty? Yes. But more than that!
    Peace

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  6. wow, i love the vintage photo. :)
    You're really pretty i bet you're breakin them boys' hearts in High school :)

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  7. How beautiful - the two of you.

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  8. Aloha Anni,
    How adorable you look! Love it:)
    Thank you for stopping by mines. Happy photo hunting to you!
    Cindy O

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  9. A treasured memory. Yoyu look so pretty in the photo. We never had yearbooks or anything similar at our school. Happy weekend!

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  10. That is very nice entry Anni...Happy weekend. TC mine is ready.

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  11. my oldest sister is 18 years older than me. when i see her now, i see my mother. there's a picture too of my sister and i, oh, at least 15 years ago, and there the two of us looked exactly alike. guess i know who i'll end up looking like....

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  12. What's a great post Anni, and I agree, you DO look a LOT like your mother!

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  13. The resemblance is striking! My senior year book was stolen, and I really do miss it. Years later, the reunion committee took it upon themselves to put it on CD, but it's really not quite the same...

    Thanks for visiting!

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  14. My sister has had my senior yearbook for years...won't give it back. Great job on this week's hunt.
    Mine's up, too
    http://sandyben.blogspot.com/

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  15. What a fun thing to do! You do look like your Mom - and that's a good thing!

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  16. To judge from the photos you've shared, you and your mom definitely seem to favor a similar facial expression... ;b

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  17. First, Annie, I read your blog. I thought, "Forty-two years! Wow! What a long time ago!" Then I looked at the yearbook picture. It was 1967 -- the same year I graduated!!!!! Oh, my gosh. I can't believe it's been that long. Thanks for waking me up from my "youthful" dreamland. :)

    My books are here: http://blondesherry.blogspot.com/2009/05/photohunt-books.html

    Sherry at EX Marks the Spot

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  18. Anni, the word clone comes to mind. It's amazing.

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  19. Anni,

    What a great resemblence between you and your dear mother. I love the photos on your sidebar and admire them each time I visit. Such treasured memories.

    Have a great day, my friend.
    Blessings,
    Mary

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  20. A yearbook! I've just been reading a post elsewhere about a girl who hid a "message" in the yearbook she was editing... I love your pics. Don't you find you look back and marvel that you were ever that age? I certainly do!

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  21. Great idea for the theme. I love looking at old year books. You do "favor" your mother by the way.

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  22. Gosh, I hope nobody has a copy of my highschool yearbook pic and blackmails me with it.

    Yours is fabulous.

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  23. I am so glad I still have my high school and college yearbooks - treasures indeed.

    Very clever photo with Mom in the corner. What is funny in our family - I always was my dad's look-alike. When we had Mom's 80th party the other day, I put lots of pix of her on the tables and people thought I look like her. I never would have thought that would ever happen.

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  24. Great photos...you can really see the resemblance. Thanks for sharing :)

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  25. A yearbook is a wonderful thing. I have mine. I graduated 50 years ago and you can forget the math.

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  26. The similarity is really amazing! And you know what? Except for the part, the hairdo is even in style now!

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  27. Honey, you don't look like you've aged!

    I like this post a lot.

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  29. Got me reminded to find my yearbook. You really look like you're mother. You both are really pretty too.

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  30. i love using old yearbook pictures in my art. nice take on the theme.

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  31. I got together with a bunch of my HS gal pals and we got out the yearbooks. Too funny! The hair, the clothes, the skinnys. We had a great time. Love your take on this week's theme.

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  32. Oh, my! I started doing a little figuring and it dawns on me that in three more days it will be 39 years since I graduated from high school. Wow, I am getting on up there. Fortunately my yearbooks are packed away.. somewhere safe and sound and I haven't looked back... I think I packed them away because I didn't want to hear the peels of laughter from my daughter.
    My books are up here.

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  33. As usual, you take "Photo Hunting" to a whole new level....You have ALWAYS got the greatest take on the theme word! I also think you favor mom, and you both are beautiful ladies! My hunt is up, things have been sketchy at best with me...I'm sorta kinda ok, just in a depression, I miss my brother and taking care of him still seems like it was last week...Please tell my friends at our "home" that I am ok, they are always in my prayers and my thoughts. I love you dear friend.Becci

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  35. Very nice ones for the theme. I love that picture of you :-)

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  36. Wow, what a pretty lady :)

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  37. You're both beautiful. The close resemblance is amazing. Thank you for sharing your year book. I'm sure the pages bring back many wonderful memories.

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