This is my Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother, my Nana's parents. They were immigrants from Poland. They came over via Ellis Island in the earlier quarter of the century. (My Nana [grandmother.. not great grandmother!] was born in 1932 in Michigan.) I would really really love to travel to Poland one day soon.
This is my Nana and Papa back when they were first married in 1949. Weren't they gorgeous?! Brownie Franklin and Patricia Genevieve. My Papa passed away when I was 8, in 1996, but my Nana is alive and kicking! I already have a tattoo for her on my calf, and my Papa's will be in August once I return to Nashville.
This is my late Aunt Kay, who everyone says I favor.
My late Aunt Kay again with her daughter Stephanie. Both passed away after a horrific car crash in 1974 when my aunt was only 22 and my cousin only 2. I was named after both of them. Valerie Kay (Kaelah) and Stephanie Dawn (Kaelah Dawn). I've always said if I could have dinner with anyone in the world, alive or otherwise, I'd probably choose my aunt. I'd really like to know what she was like.
My sweet Mama! I used to love looking through her old yearbooks and stuff. The last photo is her senior portrait from 1978 which I had tattooed on the inside of my full sleeve.
As a baby, in 1988.
I always felt like I was channeling Pretty Woman in this photo, just you know, sans the prostitute thing.
Sophomore Year of High School, I believe. Well 10th/11th grade? I will never have short hair again!
Sophomore Year Softball. I'm not even sure I wore makeup haha
Sophomore Year Volleyball, I think. All I know is that hair thing I've got going on was NOT working for me!
Senior Year. Bad haircut, no eyelashes, no eyebrows, lined my eyes with dark black eyeliner. Man oh man!
I'm going to try to find more pictures this week! I'll definitely post them if I happen across them.
Do you have any old photos of your family or yourself? Post them! I want to see! Leave links to your posts if you do!