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Posted By: reh321, 10-24-2019, 02:26 PM

This photo is labeled "Christmas 1963", and shows my Grandmother (1888-1984) and my Dad (1919-2013), and the toaster-oven "we" had given her for Christmas. According to my arithmetic, he was 44 at the time; he seemed old to me - but having now reached 71 myself, he seems quite young now. I guess this counts as a 'snapshot', taken with the only camera I had at the time, but I need to read it into gimp and clean up the scratches - as I am nearly old as she was at the time, my own past is becoming very important to me.

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10-24-2019, 02:38 PM   #2
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What a precious, priceless photograph! I love stuff like this. It's much more than just a "snapshot,".... it's history. I have hundreds of photos very similar, going back to the turn of the century.... the LAST one. Please.... post more if you have them.
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That's awesome!!
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That's awesome!!
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What a precious, priceless photograph! I love stuff like this. It's much more than just a "snapshot,".... it's history. I have hundreds of photos very similar, going back to the turn of the century.... the LAST one. Please.... post more if you have them.
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I'll have to go through my old photos - for this one, I still have the negative.
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very good vintage shot! one of those frames which can become only better with time
now starting to think about posting some from my own childhood archives too..
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very good vintage shot! one of those frames which can become only better with time
now starting to think about posting some from my own childhood archives too..
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I'm guessing you have much to add - your childhood would have been different than most of us experienced.

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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
This photo is labeled "Christmas 1963", and shows my Grandmother (1888-1984) and my Dad (1919-2013), and the toaster-oven "we" had given her for Christmas. According to my arithmetic, he was 44 at the time; he seemed old to me - but having now reached 71 myself, he seems quite young now. I guess this counts as a 'snapshot', taken with the only camera I had at the time, but I need to read it into gimp and clean up the scratches - as I am nearly old as she was at the time, my own past is becoming very important to me.
Old photos fascinate me. A toaster oven in those days must have been something very new.

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Old photos fascinate me. A toaster oven in those days must have been something very new.
Thank you for your comment.

In 1963, I was in high school; the toaster oven was the Christmas present from my parents to my Grandmother - the lady in this photo - so I'm afraid I didn't know much about it. I was basically along for the ride {and to photograph the event}. Having just passed my 72nd birthday, I just realized I am now almost as old as she was back then.
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Priceless. Thank you for posting this.

It's funny how the age thing works. We keep on upping what we consider old as we age
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Priceless. Thank you for posting this.

It's funny how the age thing works. We keep on upping what we consider old as we age
Thank you for your comment.

Yes, at my age, "old" means very little any more.
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