Lets have some fun and laughs..

Lexie R Oakley
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley
4 years ago
243 posts

Me and my Coper Girl, in Tillamook, OR trail riding what a life!

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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
4 years ago
1,767 posts

Yeah many of them are missing Jan...but they're not even in the source code so there's nothing I can do to dig them up.  (Update:  I've deleted a few posts and responses that made no sense since the photos were no longer there)   Onward and upward!  (or should I say under and backward?)  

 

Here's me in 1997....about 19 years ago....possum on a stump?  with my Keith Young curly maple dulcimer that's seen in the fotmd logo.  Ah, would that I were still that spry and willowy!    oma

 




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Jan Potts
Jan Potts
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4 years ago
440 posts

Perhaps I should have pointed out that at least half of the photos are missing from this discussion from 6 years ago...




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Jan Potts
Jan Potts
@jan-potts
4 years ago
440 posts

I vote we pay tribute to Rod and resurrect this discussion with its glorification of our Younger Years!

I will even try to locate one or two of mine and figure out how to upload them!




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Strumelia
Strumelia
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5 years ago
1,767 posts

Ken, you handsome devil!   coool




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Ken Backer
Ken Backer
@ken-backer
5 years ago
31 posts

I was 17 here, learning to fly with hopes of becoming a crop duster.  I never became a duster pilot, which is probebly for the best.

Bob Reinsel
Bob Reinsel
@bob-reinsel
5 years ago
75 posts

Strumelia:
Bob, that is too cute!!  

Strummelia, that's me in about 1967.  We were in a somewhat different place in our lives those days.  nod




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Ken Backer
Ken Backer
@ken-backer
5 years ago
31 posts

All these pictures are great!  Loved looking at them.  I am about 10 in this one, warming up for a performance.

Ken Backer
Ken Backer
@ken-backer
5 years ago
31 posts

Lisa, I am impressed!  Did you have turtle soup that night with you duck dinner?  Did you dive in after them or were they cooperative.

Strumelia
Strumelia
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5 years ago
1,767 posts

Bob, that is too cute!!   nerd2




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Bob Reinsel
Bob Reinsel
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5 years ago
75 posts

Me in about 1967




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Ken Backer
Ken Backer
@ken-backer
5 years ago
31 posts

Lisa, you were a doll in that picture  (and still are)

Doug Smith2
Doug Smith2
@doug-smith2
5 years ago
4 posts

That is a classy pic!! The lighting, the coats, the facialexpressions and the black & white plus blond and brunette, all look like an album coverfor either folk or blues/rock. I was 15 in '67. Soooo much fun! Thanks for the shooting star.

Strumelia said:

Here's one from my teenage hippy days... (I'm the blond one) I think it was around 1967 and I must have been 13 or 14.
I remember buying that fur coat at the Salvation army for like $3. Right away my friend Susan got one too. LOL!

4335082953_92938ac95f.jpg


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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
5 years ago
1,767 posts

Here I am about 25 years ago, holding up two snapping turtles I caught by hand from our duck pond. (seriously!)




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Strumelia
Strumelia
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8 years ago
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Wow, terrific pictures, everyone!!




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Dana R. McCall
Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
8 years ago
170 posts

72_forums.jpg Graduation 1975

Sam
Sam
@sam
8 years ago
171 posts

THAT'S not gonna happen !!! ... temps get below 70 I lose my sense of humor altogether .........Tongue.gif




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John Henry
John Henry
@john-henry
8 years ago
257 posts

Hi there Ken, good to hear from you . Might be some milage in it, especialy if Sam will repeat that skinny dipping thing in December !!!

John

Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
8 years ago
1,736 posts

Now there's an idea John...

Sam
Sam
@sam
8 years ago
171 posts

John I'll have to say that FOTMD has some real HOTTIES!!!!!!! Think we should do a calendar?




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Paul Certo
Paul Certo
@paul-certo
8 years ago
243 posts

Why, it's very easy to scan. I simply ask Mrs.Wanda why it won't work, and if she's busy, I wait for one of the daughters to visit, and tell me what I did wrong.Grin.gif Dorothy, as Wizard leaves the Emerald City in Hot Air Balloon: "Wait, come back!" Wizard: "I can't . I don't know how it works!" That's me, too.

I will accept that excuse. At least until an 8 year-old child visits. For some reason, they know all about confusters.

Paul

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
8 years ago
1,035 posts

Very cool picture, Paul!

I've never posted a picture here because, first, I didn't have a scanner. And now that we do have a machine that scans (at least I think it scans), I don't know how to scan old photos. So, ignorance is my excuse. 




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Paul Certo
Paul Certo
@paul-certo
8 years ago
243 posts

With nearly 3000 members, this thread could easily be up to a couple dozen pages. Some of Y'all are hiding. I can understand if you are in the witness protection plan, or never saw the thread because you are newer members and it was buried for a good while. But it's back, Y'all are here, and there's only a small number of you hiding from the mob. Here's one of me and my younger daughter, Marianne, at a period dinner dance.

Paul

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
8 years ago
1,767 posts

I'm bumping up Deputy Mo's old thread in his honor.... ok let's see some more now you guys!




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Paul Certo
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9 years ago
243 posts

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There are songs about women posing as men in the service, such as Jackaroe. The idea is an old one, there are probably historical references to real instances. Extra musicians around the campfire are always welcome.

Paul

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
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9 years ago
1,035 posts
That's neat, Scott, and the route I imagine I'd take if I got into re-enactment.


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Scott Allen
Scott Allen
@scott-allen
9 years ago
18 posts

Robin,

There are a few females that do that. They use as their personnawomenlike Molly Pitcher, Mad Anne Bailey and others. Mostly women who lost their husband in battle and hadno place to go or no way to make a living, so they donned men's clothes and tried to hide obvious features and continued in their man's place in the army. Some actually got away with it!

Scott

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
9 years ago
1,035 posts

Scott, y'all look so cool.

If I were ever to do re-enactment, is cross-dressing allowed? ( The guys have cooler clothes! Grin.gif )




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Scott Allen
Scott Allen
@scott-allen
9 years ago
18 posts

OMG! I just realized that I said "I'd have to dig her up" when I was talking about my old picture. Mom is still kicking...:) Lisa, I do enjoy 18th century living history interpretation. I combines my love of history, camping shooting flintlocks, woods running, and many other things. I 've been doing it for over 30 years. Now, if I can only get a historical reference to a non-hammered dulcimer from around the 1760s!

Scott

Strumelia
Strumelia
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9 years ago
1,767 posts
Scott, that's very cool. :D


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Scott Allen
Scott Allen
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9 years ago
18 posts

It's great seeing these old photos!Mom has one around somewhere of me with my first dulcimer in 1973 I'llhave her dig up. Since Folkfan has one of her in strange cloths, I'll post one too.This is at a Living History event at Fort Frederick, MD.I'm the one on the far left. Since then I cut my hair and what was left was so traumatized it started falling out!

Scott

Sue Simms
Sue Simms
@sue-simms
10 years ago
29 posts

OMG , that dress was called by us girls then ,the Tent Dress !

Strumelia said:


Hey Sue, I actually have a skirt in a fabric that reminds me of your dress fabric- and it's called the "Pinky Highball Go-go skirt" ...!! 
Sue Simms
Sue Simms
@sue-simms
10 years ago
29 posts

I'm learning the fiddle.,would have liked starting at a young age.Great gift you have there Clare

Sue Simms
Sue Simms
@sue-simms
10 years ago
29 posts

Clare, this is adorable photo !

Robin Thompson said:

What a neat snapsnot, Clare! Do you play violin (or fiddle) now?



Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
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10 years ago
1,035 posts

What a neat snapsnot, Clare! Do you play violin (or fiddle) now?




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Strumelia
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10 years ago
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Hey Sue, I actually have a skirt in a fabric that reminds me of your dress fabric- and it's called the "Pinky Highball Go-go skirt" ...!! 




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Sue Simms
Sue Simms
@sue-simms
10 years ago
29 posts

the 60's hair-do flip-

Jim Edwards said:

Awesome hair!
John Henry
John Henry
@john-henry
10 years ago
257 posts

Hi Jackie, are they real gems ??? Thanks for your comment,
best wishes

John

Sue Simms
Sue Simms
@sue-simms
10 years ago
29 posts
You were ready ! too cute

Jackie said:

This is my High School Prom Pic...1970 check out the Tiara!
Sue Simms
Sue Simms
@sue-simms
10 years ago
29 posts
Do you cherish your skills now Jan

Jan Payne said:

Early 70's ish doing what I totally disliked - piano practice YUK.
Sue Simms
Sue Simms
@sue-simms
10 years ago
29 posts

Love this photo Strumelia !

Strumelia said:


This is me around age 4, dressed up as a princess for Halloween. I have my mother's lace slip draped over my head as a 'royal train', and she drew my eylashes on with eyebrow pencil. =8-)

Sue Simms
Sue Simms
@sue-simms
10 years ago
29 posts
Great Pic Dana

Dana R. McCall said:
1975 Was a good year Rod.
Sam
Sam
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10 years ago
171 posts


Sue Simms said:
My Sophmore High School Yr ! oh the good old days

Sue Simms said:
WOW!!!


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Sue Simms
Sue Simms
@sue-simms
10 years ago
29 posts
Love this Photo Sam !

Sam said:
When I had hair ...... an' a Red Ryder shirt ...

Sue Simms
Sue Simms
@sue-simms
10 years ago
29 posts
This is a Great photo girl !

Strumelia said:
Here's one from my teenage hippy days... (I'm the blond one) I think it was around 1967 and I must have been 13 or 14.
I remember buying that fur coat at the Salvation army for like $3. Right away my friend Susan got one too. LOL!

4335082953_92938ac95f.jpg

Sue Simms
Sue Simms
@sue-simms
10 years ago
29 posts

Twas young here !

Sue Simms
Sue Simms
@sue-simms
10 years ago
29 posts
Love the Photos ! okay I will dig one up
Sue Simms
Sue Simms
@sue-simms
10 years ago
29 posts
Just adorable !

Flint Hill said:
Blondie and her boy, 1953.

Blondie and her boy, 1953

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Sue Simms
Sue Simms
@sue-simms
10 years ago
29 posts
Love it !

folkfan said:
This is about as old as I can get. But it's only from 2006

The Chicago Highland Games take by Clan Macleod.
Sue Simms
Sue Simms
@sue-simms
10 years ago
29 posts

Just too cute !

Travis Rodgers said:




I believe this is my 12th birthday. We had it at a local Q-zar

 
Sue Simms
Sue Simms
@sue-simms
10 years ago
29 posts
I love it !
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
10 years ago
1,767 posts
Dana R. McCall said:
1975 Was a good year Rod.
Too cute, Dana!


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Dana R. McCall
Dana R. McCall
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10 years ago
170 posts
1975 Was a good year Rod.
Dana R. McCall
Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
10 years ago
170 posts
Wow Lisa you look like a model in this pic. Strumelia said:
Here's one from my teenage hippy days... (I'm the blond one) I think it was around 1967 and I must have been 13 or 14.
I remember buying that fur coat at the Salvation army for like $3. Right away my friend Susan got one too. LOL!

4335082953_92938ac95f.jpg

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
10 years ago
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This is me around age 4, dressed up as a princess for Halloween. I have my mother's lace slip draped over my head as a 'royal train', and she drew my eylashes on with eyebrow pencil. =8-)




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Sam
Sam
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10 years ago
171 posts
When I had hair ...... an' a Red Ryder shirt ...




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Jim Fawcett
Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
10 years ago
98 posts
This is my senior picture back in 1968




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Flint Hill
Flint Hill
@flint-hill
10 years ago
62 posts
Blondie and her boy, 1953. Blondie and her boy, 1953
John Henry
John Henry
@john-henry
10 years ago
257 posts
Trying to post a 'Family' pic, got it in the wrong place so far, will try again Rod, JohnH
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
10 years ago
1,767 posts

Here's one from my teenage hippy days... (I'm the blond one) I think it was around 1967 and I must have been 13 or 14.I remember buying that oversized ratty old fur coat at the Salvation army for like $3. Right away my friend Susan got one too. LOL!

Lisahippies_small.jpg




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folkfan
@folkfan
10 years ago
363 posts
This is about as old as I can get. But it's only from 2006

The Chicago Highland Games take by Clan Macleod.
Rod Westerfield
Rod Westerfield
@rod-westerfield
10 years ago
109 posts
ok so this week on FB is like way back.. retro week or something like that... any way you are to post an old picture of you.. so I thought we are all family here.. so lets share a picture of you from the past... I'll start I dug out my old High School Sr Picture...

ok you can stop laughing, that's from 1975...
updated by @rod-westerfield: 10/27/19 12:02:25PM