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Friday Photo Flashback ~ 1950's

Friday Photo Flashback

I needed to have a good laugh today since there is such serious stuff going on right now. So, I decided to join in with Alicia for Friday Photo Flashback for the first time.

My cousin James Haugli has been posting our family photos on Facebook. You know the ones that you totally forgot about. Well, now the whole world gets to see them. There's no hiding so I thought I'd post a few of them for a good laugh.

That's me on the left with my cousin Linda. I'm one month older than her. I have no idea what we were looking for in this photo.

This is my Grandma Haugli reading to her grandchildren. I'm the second girl from the left and my brother is next to me. I hope I wasn't picking my nose in this photo. I think it was just a scratch; LOL. (Remember the Seinfeld episode?)

I wonder what my brother Steve is pointing to. I'm standing next to him in my girly girl clothes. That's my cousin Mark with his brace on. I had almost forgotten about that. And my cousin Linda is next to him. Notice the older car in the background.

This is my cousin Linda and me. I'm the one with curlers in my hair. My mom used to always roll my hair in those pink little curlers each night. BTW, my cousin Linda and her husband Ron Braaten are serving as missionaries in Belize. They are grandparents. Gosh, we're getting old.

And this photo is the Sumstad family minus my little sister Christine. She wasn't born until 1960. This photo was taken in the early '50s in New York.

I hope you enjoyed a good laugh at these old, old photos. I have plenty more where they came from.

Have a great weekend!


Debbie Petras
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  1. Dear Debbie,
    You have really lived the American dream in the fifties.
    The dream which made anther wave of Norwegians cross the Atlantic to search for it.
    I remember having seen pictures like this of my own first cousins.
    You are looking wonderful, just perfect.
    Your parents must have laid a strong foundation for you to grow up upon.
    A childhood of love and material safety, anchored in the church.
    If your house is built on cliffs like these it can stand a storm and some rain as well.
    From Felisol

  2. Great photos Debbie! I've posted one, as this is fun idea. :) I will need to scan more. xo

  3. Need to get out the door for work, but....

    Oh my! I love old photos! And how sweet are these!!!

    Blessings & Aloha!

  4. oh one more thing... Can't wait to see what other photos your share :o)
    How fun!

    Blessings & Aloha!

  5. what great pictures I loved looking at them and thinking about old times. While I was not born until the '70s I do remember that times were different then

  6. Debbie - those are GREAT - I love peeking into your childhood.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Love and blessings,

  7. Okay, hands down, you were the most adorable little girl on the plant back then!!! Oh your cute girlie girl outfits were precious!!!!
    But where are those teenage pictures? LOL!

  8. OH MY! These photos are priceless and look like wonderful childhood memories!
    Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

  9. Great photos. It sure is fun to be able to post these old photos in such a new way. Just imagine what our children will be doing with their baby pictures.

  10. How precious! The total retro thing takes us back to some pretty simple, pretty wholesome times. And you were such a girly girl!!

    I was born in 1948, so my own young years are shrouded in all things family. It was a rich life, and one I greatly appreciate even today.


  11. Oh Debbie I LOVED those and they brought back such memories for ME, haha Isn't it funny how things just kind of looked the same in OUR old photos too? The little outfits we wore, the couch and furniture, the car etc. That Seinfeld episode was a classic and hysterical by the way. I swear I had the same coat and hat in one of my old pics. Ahh memories...have a good day Deb. Love ya, Debbie

  12. How funny!! My aunt got a hold of my grandmother's old slides a few weeks back and converted them to jpegs and posted them on facebook. HYSTERICAL!! The ironic thing was that the styles back in the 50s have ALL COME BACK!! I called my grandmother to see if she had saved her clothes ... :)

  13. Debbie, even though I have seen your comments on Sandy´s blog and have enjoyed them greatly this is my first time on your blog. *blush*

    I love it!

    I love the beautifully timeless photos you have shared.

    I will be reading more!

    Dani Joy

  14. I'm so glad you joined in the flashback!! Those pictures are WAYYYY too adorable and yes, I'm sure it was just a "scratch" - ha ha Glad I found your blog - have a great weekend ~ ♥

  15. Oh Debbie,

    These were just precious! You were adorable.

    Hmmm, it's time I pull some of mine out too.

    How neat!

    Have a blessed day~

  16. Wow! Those photos are fanatastic....I love photo's from when WE were younger....the 50's,60's, 70's.....so fun!!

    Those are priceless.

  17. Hi Debbie!! I'm so glad you joined in with us this week!! I love all these old photos. You were a darling little girl!! I'm sure all these memories brings a smile to your face. Thank you for sharing!!

  18. These are wonderful, Deb! It's fun to see how you grew up...was this in New York? They also remind me of some of Greg's childhood photos with the old cars in the background and all!

  19. Love your adorable dresses! I wish little girls still had the option of wearing such frilly dresses today!

  20. That was my era of childhood as well. I recall seeing many pictures similar to these. I don't have many of them, but I'm pretty sure that my mother still has many mounted in albums. I hope so.

  21. Oh my goodness I love your photos! The little pink dresses are absolutely gorgeous! Ok, if I'm blessed with a girl next I want to dress her up like that :-)

  22. So beautiful these old pictures! Have a wonderful weekend dear Debbie!

  23. Debbie,

    What fun photos to look at! :)

    I wanted to thank you for taking the time to introduce yourself over at my blog. It was so nice to "meet" you. Thank you also for your sweet comment on my post over at (In)Courage!

    I'll be back; your blog is beautiful. (I'm following now.)

    Have a great day,

  24. Can I just say I ADORE these pictures. There is something so pure and simple about them. Love the one of your Grandma reading to you...so precious.

  25. I love old photos. You and your cousin Linda look like little dolls in the first picture. I had to do a double take. :-)

  26. Debbie:

    These are just great! Honestly, the 50's were so different in so many ways from today, and from the response of the comments, everyone has sure had fun looking at these memories with you. I wonder how it would feel if we could go back for just one day with things as they were then + our perspective of now???

    Loved this, pictures are always the most fun, and you looked just like the "Debbie" I picture today, cute and blond, pink curlers and all! Yep, I had those same pink curlers!



  27. I loved looking at your photos...I can't get over the sweet bonnets!!!

  28. Debbie, you were such a cutie! I love how the little girls back then always looked so neat and dressy with hats, gloves, etc.

  29. I am enjoying your blog. I found yours from my friend Debbie.

  30. So precious memories.Thanks for sharing Debbie, you are so cute and adorable. It's good to share old photos right? It goes back the memories....I enjoyed this week visiting other posts, it's really fun!

  31. Oh Debbie those photos are just so cool!!!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us -- what a cutie with the curls :)

  32. I loved looking at these photos. I do think I remember your parents. Your clothes looked like something I would have worn-especially those bonnets. Thanks for sharing them!


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