Sunday, July 25, 2010

Summer Stock Sunday - 24












My vintage look at summer for Summer Stock Sunday, hosted by Robin at Around the Island.

My thoughts for this year's Summer Stock Sunday center around the timelessness of summer. More than likely because I'm a history lover who writes historicals and I'm constantly researching the past. What strikes me again and again is: the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Take these two shots of my Mom, my sister and me.













Not only are they taken on a merry-go-round at the fair, but we're in the exact same set-up in both photos.

Me, Mom, Michelle. Late 60's
Me, Mom, Michelle. Early 80's.

Round and round, full circle.

Dimple says Amazing! I wonder if the photographer was the same, too!

Julia's note: Yes - it was my dad.

Jennifer Leeland says I love these. It's like time travel. I feel the same way when I look at my husband's old pictures of him and his family at Shanty Creek side by side with ours.
It's like double vision.


Louise says Those are some great pics, Julia. So was it a coincidence or did you remember the 60'es pix when the 80'es pix was taken?

Julia's note: No, it was totally coincidence that lined us up again like that.

10 comments:

Dimple said...

Amazing! I wonder if the photographer was the same, too!

Jennifer Leeland said...

I love these. It's like time travel. I feel the same way when I look at my husband's old pictures of him and his family at Shanty Creek side by side with ours.
It's like double vision.

Mimi said...

Quintessentially summer, parents, children, fairgrounds.
You're right, the more things change, the more they become the same.

Louise said...

Those are some great pics, Julia. So was it a coincidence or did you remember the 60'es pix when the 80'es pix was taken?

Have a great Sunday :)

Julia Smith said...

Dimple - My dad took the pictures for both shots.

Louise - It was coincidence. Synchronistic coincidence!

Jennie Marsland said...

Great photos, Julia. I love the color of photos from back then. They take me right back to childhood. summer really is timeless.

Robin said...

What a happy coincidence - the symmetry is fantastic.

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Naquillity said...

love the photos. fun to take a look back and notice things like this. i'm looking forward to the fair that's coming to town soon. i want to experiment with the lighting when it gets dark enough. hope all is well. have a great day.

Travis Cody said...

I know this feeling very well. There are 5 similar individual photographs of me, my sister, and 3 of my cousins when each of us was about 4-5 years old, riding trikes around my grandmother's backyard.

Linda said...

And look how happy the three of you look! But seriously, who can manage to NOT smile on a merry-go-round??