Thursday, July 10, 2008

Friday Show and Tell - and Twin Update

I have said often that one of my big projects after retirement would be organizing pictures that have been piling up for years. I have not started, and probably won't until it is dark and cold at night again. I've spent a lot of time reorganizing my little office/play room, which I've mentioned before, and will be sharing that process a bit later.

When you're going through old pictures and memories, it's amazing what you find. I want to show you two pictures that I have saved that appeared in newspapers - one in the local town paper and the other in my high school one.

Do you remember junior high? To me, it was when time started going fast - I think it had to do with running from class to class instead of staying in the same room all day. Do you remember Sadie Hawkins Day? We had this celebration when I was in 7th grade - I think we were supposed to ask a guy out, but I just dressed up crazy for the day at school. The newspaper must have come around and caught me with two of my classmates, for posterity. The quality of the picture after all these years is very poor, but you can see how goofy I looked - I'm the one on the left.


When I was a senior, I was the co-editor of the school paper. It was so much fun and I had the opportunity to meet and interview many interesting people. One of our staff members was an artist who was really gifted in cartooning. Each month we featured one or two seniors in the "Senior Spotlight." We would use that person's picture (mine was my junior class picture), she would add the body to represent the interests, strengths, or idiosyncrasies. Here was mine - don't you just love the glasses and the flip? (Double-click to enlarge if you want to read the story).


Do you have any funny pictures of yourself to share? We'd love to see them!

And now - the twin update - they're six months old! How could it be?? They weigh in at 11 and 12 pounds (approximately - pending their 6 month check-ups).



For more Friday Show and Tell stories, stop by Kelli's blog, There Is No Place Like Home.


Sharon Lynne said...

So you are partial to Algebra?
I'm still trying to learn it.

It's interesting to see how in many ways you are still the same "Dawn". You still like knitting and crafts. You love to read.

Do you play basketball??

Sammy said...


These are just wonderful!! You must be so glad you saved them! I have boxes and boxes full of old notes, stories, photos, and articles from middle school and high school. I just can't bear to throw them out, and reading this just reaffirms for me the importance of keeping some things from the past.

And I just love the hair and glasses! Really!

Have a great weekend,

Diane@Diane's Place said...

We had spirit week during football season and dressed up every day, then had a pep rally in the gym on Friday afternoons. We did things like Rock Star day, camouflage day, 50's day, opposite day (girls dressed like guys, and vice versa) and many more that I can't remember right this minute.

But, alas - if I had any pictures they all burnt when my parents' house burned in 1987. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. ;-)

Honestly, I don't have any pictures from those dress up days, but I wish I did.

Hope you have a great weekend, Dawn! ;o)

Love and hugs,


DeNiece Barnes said...

The babies are getting so big from the last pictures I saw, the are so gorgeous, I hope you are giving them lots of hugs and kisses.

Diane@Diane's Place said...

I still say they favor Care Bear and Feisty. It won't be long before the little one catches up to her bigger sister, maybe even passing her!

Gosh, it doesn't seem possible that they're 6 months old already! Although, it's surreal that Emmy is 14 months old now too.

Tempest fugit - time flies, for real.

Wanita said...

Love your old pictures. They are fun to look at, aren't they.

And those beautiful twins ~ they are growing so fast!

Sherry said...

Oh my word...they are too cute. So glad you put new pictures of them on here-too stinkin cute.

Linds said...

I have some old newspaper photos too. I do not want to think about where they might be!
Wow, the twins are getting big! They are gorgeous!

Penless Thoughts said...

I remember Sadie Hawkins day very well. It was a big event in our life each year during Jr. High. You brought back memories. I'll have to dig out my photo to show sometime.

Hootin' Anni said...

First....loved the twins update and the photos...DARLING outfits too.

Now on to the newspaper articles! Those were terrific for show n tell this week. How awesome that you saved all this. I bet your upcoming project when it's cold and dark again in the winter months...will be quite rewarding. I love to sit back and look at 'times gone by' with photos and such.

Midlife Mom said...

I just left a comment on your last post and was coming back to leave a PS and here is a new one! You are fast!! What I was going to say was the best time to come to Maine is July-September with Sept. being the coolest of the three months. I live about 25 miles from Groovy, have never met her though. We go through her town every time we go to the coast.
The twinnies look so beautiful!!! They have grown so much! What fun it must be having them! God is good!!

Diane said...

Somehow, you were preparing to blog---even so many years ago!

Great photos! Great memories!

The twins are simply....delightful! But of course they would they are such a blessed miracle!!!!!

Great FSAT!


A Hint of Home said...

The twins are adorable!
I love old pictures. I organized mine a year ago. Thanks for sharing.

CrackerJacks said...

Oh my goodness! The twins are so cute!! Love the outfits!

The old pics you found are great too. It's so nice that you have them.

LBP said...

LOL! I love old photos! I think cat eye glasses are making a comeback!

The twins are adorable! What kissy little cheeks they have.



Sammy said...

The twins look great! So healthy and just adorable! It's so funny how infants slowly begin to look like real people. They're amazingly cute!

Barbara H. said...

Those are just great! What fun. I have some old school newspapers in a trunk in the shed that I have been wanting to get to, but I don't know if my picture is in any of them. Love the flip hairstyle! And what a neat idea to draw around the face like that.

The twins are so cute!

Simply Heart And Home said...


I was very shy when I was in school. I think I would have liked to work on the paper. Sounds like so much fun!

The twins are adorable in those dresses and getting so big!

Have a lovely Friday!


Nancy said...

Hi Dawn~ I loved the photos and article. I think CareBear looks like you and I never thought that until I saw your picture today. A "Perky Senior", I think that is a great description of you in the newspaper, now you can be a "Perky Senior" again since you have retired. hehe

It's amazing that the twins are still a pound apart! Our twins are too and have been for 11 months now. I can't wait to see how long that lasts.

The girls are just precious. This 6 months has gone by so quickly and I'm delighted they are doing so good.

My computer will not accept my scans so I can't post old pictures. I haven't tackled trying to fix it yet. I have fixed some things but this may be too big for my little brain!

Have a great weekend!

Myrna said...

Love the pictures. I have been going through some old pictures. I think there are several posts in some of them!

Those twins! Simply amazing! They are precious.

I'm trying to catch up with everyone. I'm glad to see that your retirement time finally got here. Enjoy it!

This last school year was supposed to have been my retirement year.God had a different plan and I retired two years earlier. I kept thinking I might go back to work at some point. Now I say, "NO WAY!!" I heard on TV yesterday that elementary principals go back to work in six days in our city. All I could think of was how happy I was to not have to anticipate that! :)

Becky said...

Just look at those precious babies. I could eat them up.

And you ... are pretty cute yourself girlfriend. Those were the days, eh?

Hey, It is 1:00 in the afternoon and I am still in my pjs. I am retired too you know. But I have to get dressed now to go out and get the mail.

Mike Golch said...

The twins look so adorable.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Hugs and Blessings

Cookie Sunshine said...

I love your updates!
What beautiful babies.


Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

What fun old pictures! And what sweet twin babies! My sisters are twins.

Love Bears All Things said...

I enjoyed your walk down memory lane. I have photo and scrapbooking on my list of things to do. I started making copies and cropping photos, ran out of ink and haven't gotten back to it but will sooon.
Mama Bear

Needled Mom said...

Love the old snapshots. Too funny.

The twins are getting so big. Talk about time flying by! I'll bet everyone is getting a kick out of them now that they are changing into real little people.

Schotzy said...

Oh, I had my share of the cat eye glasses, but no thank you, no photos. The twins are aDORABLE!!

Mam said...

A great s & t, Dawn. The twins are adorable. I love watching them grow with you.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Very nice memories, it put a smile on my face :). Your twins are adorable!

Nadine said...

I didn't participate in Sadie Hawkins that I could remember or if I did, I might have blocked it out.

The twins are so cute. Oh my. I love their little outfits.

PEA said...

Oh what fun to see those two newspaper clippings! The only time I can remember dressing up at school was for a 50's Dance that our school had held one year...I had the poodle skirt, little white shirt, bobby sox and saddle shoes, complete with ponytail! I don't have any pictures unfortunately:-(

The twins are getting more and more adorable each time I see their picture. Yes, it is indeed hard to believe that they're 6 months old already!! xoxo

Christa said...

Wow, the twins are sure growing, they are so cute and look so lively.
I hear you on photos........
Have a great day
God bless

Jess said...

Hello Dawn my name is Jessica and I am Diane's daughter from Diane's Place. I saw your link and thought I would stop by. What adorable twin girls. Very precious.

Really enjoyed your post.
Have a great weekend.

Linda said...

Whenever you post old pictures you send me hurtling down "memory lane". Those days really were fun, weren't they?
The little ones are just adorable. They look absolutely delighted with each other.
Have a blessed weekend Dawn - and lots of fun looking through old pictures.

Susie said...

How can those twins be 6 months old. Life is just rushing by this year!
Loved your trip down memory lane. I posted a picture of me at Jr. High age today today. It's me, but those days seems like so much in the distant past!

Mary said...


I loved your flip hairdo. I wore mine the same. Those were the days. And you have some great mementos from this time in your life.

The twins are beautiful and those outfits are lovely. My how the girlies have grown. Seems like yesterday that they were newborns.
Enjoy your time with them.


Jess said...

A professional implementer is like home care. I take care of a 25 year old woman who has severe cerebral hypertension. She can't walk or talk. i feed, bathe, and change her.

Hope I answered your question.

Kelli said...

What wonderful treasures to come across, Dawn! I had fun looking at them. I can't believe the twins are 6 months old...they are SO cute!

Tammy said...

Dawn, I just got back from my visit to my mom's and am trying to catch, I loved this! How fun to have this newspaper clipping of you and your friends on Sadie Hawkins Day! And love the editor picture! :D

And the twins are months old already?! Oh...they are so cute I wish I could just reach through the screen and cuddle them!


Barb said...

I don't know where Kristen finds these outfits, but those babies look adorable, Dawn. And they're very quickly catching up with Avery. She's four months and 13 pounds, quite the little chunky baby. They're just as cute as they can be.

The first thing I noticed about your Sadie Hawkins photo is that both your kids look like you did when you were younger. Spitting image, actually.

~~ said...

What fun the old photos are! What precious little ones!! How blessed you are!