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Old Gold.

It was just one of those nights. I was clicking through files on my computer and found a long-forgotten folder with scans of some really old pictures. It was family stuff mostly, kids and stuff, but there were also some shots of my parents from pre-me area and also some from pre-Robert time. My parents married in 1962, mom was 18 and father was 20 then. Berti appeared in 1966 and I was there in 1970. While looking at those pictures, I was shocked how much style they managed to pull off while in their early 20's. I guess people were just more... mature and consistent back then if I compare them to me in my early 20's, let alone comparing them to kids today.

And they were so beautiful. And, of course, looking at those pics from half a century or so ago is painful. Time passes by.


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christopher575
Jan. 10th, 2013 12:35 am (UTC)
I like his hair. It looks like ice cream. :)
paterson_si
Jan. 17th, 2013 12:35 am (UTC)
hehehehehehe and a lot of maintenance, I would say. :)
leafshimmer
Jan. 10th, 2013 01:35 am (UTC)
Your Dad was quite the stud! and your Mom was so elegant and sweet in her little suits and frocks. Adorable.

Absolutely agree that back then, people tended to be more presentable when they were out in about. Even when I watch films and television from a recent as 1960, I'm struck by how consistently people got dressed up to go out. That was the period when hats were going out of style (I think JFK, the US president, may have been responsible for the death knell of the hat for men) and women's clothing was changing very rapidly.

Wonderful photos; I would love to see more, should you feel moved to share them.
isledemoi
Jan. 10th, 2013 05:02 pm (UTC)
Even in the 70s I remember all of us kids having to 'dress up' to go into town or visit family friends. I only vaguely remember my mum wearing gloves. I am waiting for men's hats to really make a comeback. I am doing my bit towards this happening.
paterson_si
Jan. 17th, 2013 12:36 am (UTC)
Yes, we did the same things. We had to look chic, when we went out.
paterson_si
Jan. 17th, 2013 12:36 am (UTC)
Yes, people had style and they took some time to make themselves pretty. :)

I will share more, just let me scan some. :)
putzmeisterbear
Jan. 10th, 2013 02:24 am (UTC)
You had really great looking parents. No wonder you turned out so handsome.
paterson_si
Jan. 17th, 2013 12:38 am (UTC)
Thanks. Ever so kind! :)
coffeeguy777
Jan. 10th, 2013 03:22 am (UTC)
Now we know where you got your good looks from :-)
paterson_si
Jan. 17th, 2013 12:38 am (UTC)
Frocks and ties? :)
dendren
Jan. 10th, 2013 04:24 pm (UTC)
wow, I can really see some of your dad's looks in you. but that hair... lordy, that was quite a hair do.
paterson_si
Jan. 17th, 2013 12:38 am (UTC)
hahahaha yes, I do look like my dad. Yes, I think it took him some time every morning to... pile all that up. :)
changeling72
Jan. 10th, 2013 04:44 pm (UTC)
People dressed then.

On the odd occasions I bring Mum down to London she always comments about how scruffy people look - in her day, one dressed to go to Town.
paterson_si
Jan. 17th, 2013 12:39 am (UTC)
Yes, even for me sometimes people look too scruffy these days. My goodness, I am old. :)
isledemoi
Jan. 10th, 2013 04:58 pm (UTC)
Your dad was a handsome rogue and your parents look so happy and relaxed together but as you say, these photos are from when they had no children! No really I am sure you only brought more joy into their lives...
paterson_si
Jan. 17th, 2013 12:40 am (UTC)
Ah, families. :)
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paterson_si
Jan. 17th, 2013 12:40 am (UTC)
I think many did it, but maybe, just maybe, my dad wanted to rule the village! :)

thanks!
tilia_tomentosa
Jan. 11th, 2013 02:47 am (UTC)
Yes, they did have style. :)

*hugs*
paterson_si
Jan. 17th, 2013 12:41 am (UTC)
Loads of style. And time for hair. LOL
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