Saturday, May 5, 2007

Saturday Photo Hunt --- Childhood


Well my childhood is a very, very long time ago. In addition I have lived in two countries since I left my homeland so I just have a couple of photos. But I found a very old one of my first grade class of 1942, at a school in a suburb of Sydney. Notice all the girls in dresses, accompanied by their dolls! How about the number of children in the class? 33! Quite a few by today's standards! Oh and that's me, second from the right in the front row.


Now a picture from my child's childhood. My 44 year old son, in his childhood, at about 15 months, along with his father, at Cannon Beach in Oregon, playing in and eating the sand and generally enjoying himself.


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HAPPY WEEKEND TO YOU ALL

40 comments:

Loni said...

What neat pictures. I remember those kind of school pictures.

My childhood picture is up too! :)

srp said...

I don't remember ever taking our dolls to have in the picture, but those class pictures used to be classic. School pictures are the absolute worst! Oh my, I have hidden mine!

PowersTwinB said...

Isnt that class large! I was in the same classes with my twin sister up until they discovered in 6th grade we were attending each others classes in gym...then we got the B_IG SEPARATION boot thrown at us...They couldnt keep us apart for long though, and to this day, they can't keep us from separating...Thank God for cell phones and email now!

Rose said...

I love old photographs. They always tell a story and that one of your son tells quite the story.

Biker Betty said...

Those are great childhood photos. I love your class picture. Happy Saturday.

Bongga Mom said...

I love the photo of your son eating the sand, it really looks like he's enjoying it!

Gattina said...

Your school picture just looks the same as the one of my school, lol ! Only we didn't have any boys in our girl schools. That came only up in Europe end of 60th ! Before it was strictly forbidden to mix the two sexes ! And dolls at school were not allowed of course !

Gattina said...

Ah, and I forgot to say that in second class (7 to 8 yrs old) we had been sometimes 80 children in one class ! Can you imagine ? We had to share one bank for two. There was a terrible leak of school buildings after the war and Bonn where I lived at that time was to 80 % in ruins.
Now usually there should be no more than 25 students in one class.

ipanema said...

wow! It's lovely to see these photos. You have an antique class photo! Isn't that something?

Lynn said...

You can bring dolls in class or just for the class picture. But any which way, that was fun!

The 33 students in a class is kind of large I guess but it sure did give you a lot of interaction with all these kids.

And lol, your son loves the sand obviously! :)

Dragonheart said...

Wonderful photos! What great childhood memories. :)

Sweet Kitty said...

I love these old class photos! I love to look at my dad's photos when he was a child.

Thanks for stopping earlier today.
Hugs,
Sonny

letha said...

How sweet you looked, my mum has one of those dolls it's always scared me for some reason, you moved the arm and the head would twist and it said "mama", thankfully the voice box was broken.

Drew said...

I love the second picture. He is so happy with the sand(wich).

GEWELS said...

Why all the dolls? I wonder.

Great shot of your son eating sand. I'm convinced mine was 2 pounds heavier because of all the sand he used to eat.

Hummie said...

Oh, those class photos! I remember seeing lots of those! And eating sand..lol...made me smile...boys!

pat said...

Great photos and how priceless is that one of your son eating the sand!! LOL

Lauren S. said...

What great pictures! That picture of your class is so neat. I used to teach, and you are right! To have a class of 33 today is unheard of!

Linda said...

I think that's really quite nice that everyone got to bring their dolls in to school, what a great idea to have them in the picture, too!

George said...

hi how beautifully time is captured in those shots.

Expat Traveler said...

wow - those were great images! I don't have any here right now to show off me when I was younger...

Tara said...

Mom went to grade school in the mid to late sixties, and in Utah, she still had to wear a dress!

Neat photos!

Tara

Chen said...

the first class photo is very classic. i love it :)

eastcoastlife said...

Wow! I love looking at old photos. They tell me things that would not happen in my life. You son is eating sand - and he looked so happy. hahaha....

wrchili said...

Very cute pictures! Thanks for sharing! I especially liked that all the girls were photographed with dolls. Kids today would probably get teased for bring a doll to school for a class picture.

Josie said...

Look at all those little fresh faces, and the bows in the little girls' hair. Little girls don't wear bows, or pigtails anymore.

Barbara H. said...

I wonder if my mom kept any of my class pictures. What fun that would be to try to remember who everyone was. Love the sand picture -- your son look like he's having so much fun!

Janice Thomson said...

Terrific photos Jmb!
When I was in elementary grades we all attended one classroom out in the country. There were no school buses to start with ...some walked and some rode horses and the odd one was driven. Grades 1-3 were in one room and 4-6 in the other and there was about 60 to each room. In grade 7 we got to go to the "big city" where there were 2 rooms for each grade and that was considered quite exciting. I often wondered how that teacher managed to control such a big classroom and be able to teach three grades at once.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

These photos have quite cheered me up, dear jmb. I adore school photos and you look so sweet! And the second one is lovely, too. - they look so happy. I might join that "sat Photo Hunt", you know! Thank you.

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Yes they really are fun to bring them out again. It makes you reminisce the past. Your photos are great too.
Thanks for the visit.

Teena said...

Great pix! It's funny to see the girls holding dolls in your school pic. How many calories in sand??!! :)

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

Donnetta Lee said...

Oh, what memories this brings. I took my doll to "show and tell" once after Christmas. I went to first and second grades in upstate New York in a two room school house in the late 50s. Our pictures looked a lot like this. And little guy was sure a cutey with his sand treat.
Donnetta

ashleystravel said...

Yummy, tasty sand!

Thanks for sharing.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Awww, what wonderful pictures. Great choices for
The Hunt.

Smalltown RN said...

oh I do love those pictures...that are great....

I was checking out some of your other posts....I love how you write....I hear what you are saying about the Blogging being a stealer of valuable time.....but I too enjoy it or wouldn't be doing it...it give me great pleasure but most of all I meet some really neat people.....cheers!

Ellee said...

It's lovely to see these old snapshots, the quality of them is brilliant.

Lee said...

Great shots and the school one certainly brings back memories. I must go through my box of old photos again one day. It seems ages since I've done so.

Heart of Rachel said...

Sorry for my late visit. Thanks for sharing your class picture. This is the first class photo I've seen where the girls are carrying dolls. It's so cute!

Nice photo at the beach. My son loves playing in the sand too.

Thanks for visiting my photo hunt. Take

the night owl said...

Good Morning, I enjoyed looking at your pictures.Kids looked nice , wearing dresses back then......
My granddaughter was a sand eater.LOL.
Thanks for visiting my place. Baba

TNChick said...

Great class shot - I totally love the photo of you son - so cute... all the sand is just perfect! hehe