Monday, November 14, 2016

Circa mid-1980's Photo Collage

I had this photo's been in the guest room for many years.  I'm not really even sure when I put it together, but it must have been when we lived off Lake Boone Trail in an apartment in Raleigh.  It's a hodge-podge of photos, I have no idea why I chose these particular photos!

But, I've noticed that some of the photos are getting faded, so I decided to do something about it.  Plus the frame and mat are pretty chintzy!  (the "mat" was just a single ply piece of paper with cut-outs).

I carefully scanned each of the photos and uploaded to Shutterfly.  For $19 they made a nice photo poster.  I put my original photos back in a photo album so they won't fade anymore.  I'm pretty happy with the results! 

If you're interested in each photo - read on - I'll tell you what I remember about each one!  Starting at the top left hand photo.

Competing in an event with Ajax....

Our one and only "Family Portrait" - Mom can probably date it for us....I'd say about 1976.

Dated Oct 1978 -  I must have had a roll of b&w film trying to be "artsy".   Bacchus - he was probably 2-3 yrs old here.

Snapshot from May 1982 (date on back of photo is Oct 1982)

Polaroid of me on the pony Trouble with my dad.  I don't actually remember riding Trouble...he must have been "trouble"!

Note the faded circle - this shows the effects of exposure.

Carolyn's school photo - 9th grade

Duane relaxing in a john-boat.  We used to rent boats by the hour at both Umstead and Johnson I don't know which this was.  (Note the faded circle again). Dated  Oct 81

This was a view from one of the lakes....not sure why I added it to the collage!

Awww, I was so nice at the wedding!!  No "stuffing the wedding cake in the groom's mouth"!!!

Photo is dated April '81, but I'm pretty sure this is from our Myrtle Beach trip after Duane's graduation - which would have been July '80.  Funny how long it took you to send in your film for developing in those days!

I'm pretty sure this is my first grade photo...

Grove Park Inn - Duane's senior prom....1979.   I spent a week making that dress!

On the couch at home - back of the photo says Karen & Pepper  Fall '65.

This must have been from that same "artsy" B&W roll of film....I believe this is Ajax and Bill.  With some of Moody's cows in the background.

I was one photo short according to the Shutterfly format, so I had to add a I picked this one.  Daddy's Massy Ferguson tractor - looks pretty new in this photo.

Sharon - school photo - but I assume it's 1982 or 1983?

Road trip!!! This was probably 1981-82 - we hopped in Walter's car and drove north one Friday night until we reached Manhatten.  This is about 6AM and we'd been up all night.  We were not too impressed at the time....we turned around and went home!   (Me, Walter and Alex Fisher - Duane must have taken the photo).

Photo dated Aug 1979 - not sure where, but I believe it's Aiken SC because there are no hills in the background!

Photo dated Sept 1978 - our living room - really not sure why Daddy has a bowler hat on, but I believe there is a similar photo of Mom with the same hat!

And really not sure why I put this photo in the collage, since I didn't know Duane at this's Duane and Wayne Jones on a  Beta Club trip - look at those skinny legs!!  He thinks it might be at Salem, but he's not sure.

And my sweet Mom, who I seem destined to resemble!  This photo is dated Oct 1981 and I'm pretty sure it's in my dorm room at NC State. 

Good fun reminiscing!!


Elizabeth said...

Good job of captioning all those photos. The 'Family Portrait' was from 1980 I think, only time Eddie had curls like that, he had just returned from his honeymoon, although I don't see a ring. Nyle was outside in the car. Teresa may can date it better.

affectioknit said...

...that sounds right Mom...I came home from college and rushed around, put on a dress...and went to the photo shoot...Rafe was waiting as well...and I remember the photographer was very very funny...he had us all laughing so hard it was difficult to take the photo...especially was a fun time for sure...

I loved looking at all the old photos and I LOVE the new collage!