Tuesday, March 22, 2016

I Can't Recognize Myself!

     You might have guessed this would happen. I spent a good part of my winter scanning photos. I found many photos of myself and I couldn't resist putting them out there to show my aging.


     Since I was a teacher I have a school photo for almost every year. That takes me to age 57. I've been retired for 19 years.
1954
1960

1973




1988


1992


45 comments:

  1. Interesting. Fun. And brave of you to do this!

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    1. I am missing some photos and I don't know why.

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  2. I think 1954 looks a lot like Elvis !!!!

    Tracey

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    1. ...and 1954 was before Elvis, but Buddy Holly was around and so was Pat Boone and Perry como! That was my gr 10 photo.

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  3. It's interesting to see one's aging progression through the years. You're fortunate you have a photo for every year. I think you've aged very well. I'm sure a lot of it is due to good fitness and healthy outdoor activities.

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    1. It's hard to realize that there's no resemblance between the first and last photos

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  4. That is always funny to see someone changing, different haircuts, changing colour in the end...

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    1. Yes, clothes is another change.

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  5. I love how the fashions change -- the hair, the clothes.

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    1. I was not big into styles but you can still see that there were changes.

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  6. i look at old pics and never realized how young I looked. Your 1960 shot looks like you were a coach

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    1. We recently looked at the wedding photos and could hardly realize how young we looked.

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  7. Hi Red, I think Linda Reeder nailed the comment on this one. :-) Now, I will take this opportunity to say Thank You for your comment on my blog a few days ago when you said, "It must be nice to have front row seat to a busy harbor." Red, you are so right. I am lucky indeed. Before I moved, about one year ago, I had a tiny view of Puget Sound but not close enough or big enough to identify and take pics of ships as they arrived and departed. For one who loves ships my new location is great. I will try to share a lot of this fun on the blog.

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    1. You have the million dollar view.

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  8. I loved looking at your changes over the years, Red. That first one in 1957 makes me smile just to think of you being that young once. :-)

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  9. That is fun! Hard to believe, isn't it?

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    1. It's fun as long as it's somebody else!!!

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  11. How interesting. I could do this with self-portraits and people could watch me getting fatter.

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    1. I played with these photos where they slowly changed from one to the other.

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  12. This was fun and I enjoyed watching you grow in photos. I like that young guy at the first photo. Kinda reminds me of an olde boyfriend I went to school with. ha,ha You had the HAIR Buddy, eh.

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    1. You must have had some very handsome old boyfriends!!!

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  13. I love seeing photos like these! I feel like I might know you in that 1954 picture.:) You look like a highway patrolman in the 1960. To me, the 1970's had the ugliest clothes, colors, hair styles, furniture, sideburns...everything. But you are handsome in all the pictures.

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    1. Well, thanks for the handsome comment. 1954 put me in gr 10.

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  14. Beautiful young man you were Picture one. And now your such a delight this age. I enjoy your blogs and stories.
    I look at your 1954 take. You were a baby.
    I am so thrilled you loved to be a teacher all those years. That means a lot too students. And I am sure if you had been my teacher or anyone's here. We would of adored you. You looked so kind. Thanks for sharing. Red. Year 1992 picture you still have that nice grin now. Only difference I see in you now. The Specks . We all have them most of us.
    So thanks for the looks and the changes. Awesome!

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    1. Thankyou. what adults like and what kids like are different so lots of times the kids thought i wasn't very nice. When those same kids grew up their view changed.

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  15. What a trip down memory lane for you, Red, as well as for us. I agree with a previous comment that the hairstyles were interesting to see through the years.

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    1. I wasn't stylish but yes there was an influence! How about those leisure suits from the 70's?

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  16. Now there's a very interesting thing to do. Like you I've been scanning photos over the years although I've not done any for a while.

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    1. I spent many hours scanning this winter. Now I have to figure out what to do with my slides.

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  17. What a fun thing to do! It's so interesting to line up the photos and see the changes over the years. You remind me of Elvis in the first one!

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    1. You'd better take another look at Elvis. Elvis was much cooler than me!

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  18. Great idea Red.... I've encouraged my children to take a good shoulders and full shot every five years as it'll be lovely to look back on. I have many years gaps between some of my life's photos and often wished I had more regular photos taken. Oh and Red? I reckon we all recognised you!

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    1. Here school photos were taken each year. They were good quality photos.

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  19. What fun! I have these, too, but haven't thought of looking at them in order.

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  20. What a fun group of photos! You were very handsome especially with the mustache:)

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    1. Thanks! I had that mustache for a long time.

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  21. Great series of photos Red. You were and still are a very handsome fellow.

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  22. I love it! I agree with Denise, you are truly a handsome fellow who has aged like fine wine. I have a bunch of my old school photos from every year too. I shall have to go look, if I dare.

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  23. The 1960 Red looks a tough kind of fellow. I wouldn't have wanted to meet him up a dark alley!

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