Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Walk Down Memory Lane, August 19, 2009

Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane

Come for a walk with me down Memory Lane!
And if you have a "Memory Lane" post, head on over to Scottsville to join in on the fun!

I'm joining Erica over at Scottsville for a walk down memory lane. You really need to go see her post today. It'll make you cry with joy. God is so good!

My mom used to perm our hair a couple times a year. I think this is probably Easter morning. Love those TONY perms!

My mom is a good seamstress and she made these dresses. It looks like we have headbands with flowers on them as well. Look how I have my arms. I got this from my dad. We both still do it when we don't know what to do with our hands. It's quirky, funny!

So this is my sister on the left and me, Nannette or Mocha Momma on the right. We are on the side of our small yellow house which is still standing, but looks awful.

I believe I am four years old here which would make my sister almost seven. It was April of 1962 and we moved to the house my parents still live in two years later.

We had good neighbors and I have fond memories of this house and the friends I had there. I'm amazed I remember those years since I was so young.

I hope you enjoyed this walk down memory lane. Come back next week for sure.


  1. Oh, thanks for the shout outs for my Post today. It was such an awesome testimony to God's greatness. I enjoyed writing it. =0)

    I remember Tony Home Perms. I got them, too! Why did Moms do that to us back then? I wouldn't THINK of giving my daughter a perm at such a young age, yet it was so normal back then. {grin}

    Thanks for joining me on my walk. =0)

  2. What great pictures! I love the dresses!

  3. Cute picture! I love how you have your arms folded. And my mom used to give me Tony perms when I was a bit older, never with good results.
    I have been a bit behind, so I am catching up on your blog. Hope your mom is doing well.

  4. I LOVE IT!!! I had a dress very similar to that for my aunts wedding when I was about 6!

  5. Hi, Nannette~

    I'm sorry I haven't been around much lately. Life is getting in the way! LOL

    Great the picture. You were such a cute pie (she says with a high squeaky voice wanting to pinch your cheeks) I can honestly say my mom never gave us the Tony perms but she DID give us the "pixie cut" when we had a knot in our hair. WAAAAHHHH!!!

    Glad to read your post today. I have missed them!


  6. Love those dresses! And yes, I remember the home perms too. What were we all thinking? LOL

  7. Hello dear Nannette,

    I love your old photos, Nannette, which makes this my favorite post to read.

    Your mother was talented. You girls look lovely! It used to be very cost effective to sew, but now days the fabric and the pattern cost so much, it is not really worth it unless you love sewing and are quick and creative, or you can make things that you cannot find in stores for a good price. I wish it did not cost so much!

    I have never had a perm in my life, sometimes I think about trying it, but I am always afraid it will not turn out. I cannot afford to go get my hair done; anyway at least I would feel guilty spending money on it.

    I do like the days when women wore dresses…they look so pretty.