Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Nostalgic November - Day 2

This photo is of my mom, sister and I.  I was 16, my sister was 7 and my mom was 33!  My sister and I were in my cousins wedding.  My parents had just separated a few months earlier, so it was just "us girls" at the time.  I hadn't told anyone about my parent's separation.  Not even my best friend.  Back in the 1970's there seemed to be a real stigma with divorce.  I'm not sure why I felt like a failure, but I did.  I really knew my parents should not remain together for us kids and I told my mom that time and time again.  The real problem was that my parents married wayyyyyyy too young!  My mom was 16, my dad 20.   

So back to the photo/wedding.  I was maid of honor and the best man took a shining to me at pre-wedding festivities and asked me on a date.  My mom mentioned the "date" to my dad and he blew his stack saying I was way to young to date.  Mind you it was a double date (any one remember those?).  My mom reminded my dad that they had gotten married when she was my age.  My dad's reply was "my point exactly".  Seemed it was different since it was his daughter!  

7 comments:

Pam said...

I don't think I ever realized you had a younger sister. Is she your only sibling?

Lola said...

My Mom says she remembers double dates very well and then she mumbled something about it showing her age...

Kitty+Coco said...

Wow, times have changed haven't they? That was definitely young to get married, and I am sorry it didn't work out for them. On the upside, your feathered hair was pretty awesome.

Southern Fried Pugs said...

Sweet hat. ;)

Sandy said...

Love the styles! My mom had the same hairdo as your mom...she went to the beauty parlor every week!

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

Wow, your mom was so young when she got married! Love the pic of you, your mom and your sister :)

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

Rae said...

those dresses! and i love your hat!

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