Wednesday, October 17, 2012

"V" as in VINTAGE for Alphabe-Thursday



I wonder how many people will use the word VINTAGE for Alphabe Thursday this week?  VINTAGE is really hot right now.  Just look at all the blogs you see that feature VINTAGE furniture, VINTAGE clothes, just about VINTAGE everything!

In case you're interested in seeing for yourself how many others use the word VINTAGE head over to Ms. Jenny's blog at Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent" for a list of this week's participants.

I'll admit...I was stumped.  What kind of a post could I quickly put together using the letter "V" this week?  Finally, I googled "letter V" and found a list of words that began with V.  When I saw VINTAGE I thought I just might be able to pull this off. 

I'm VINTAGE.  If you don't believe me...here I am in Kindergarten in Westwood, NJ back in 1951. That's me in the front row on the left.  I was always in the front row when class pictures were taken.  That's where the short kids usually went when they lined us up.  My teacher was Miss Cornell and she lived right across the street from us on Mill Street.  I think I've posted this picture before, but hopefully you've forgotten or there are some new people that haven't seen it before.  I already had some of these pictures scanned and ready to go.
Here I am in first grade at Ketler Elementary in Westwood, NJ.  I believe it was a brand new school that year.  That's me all the way to the left at the front of the classroom with the braids and glasses.  My teacher, Miss Moore, was VINTAGE.  She had been my mom's teacher too.
And this was second grade with one of my favorite teachers, Miss Lichtenstein.  I thought she was beautiful and very, very nice.  That's me at the beginning of the second row with glasses.  See the little boy at the beginning of the third row?  That's Alan Friedman.  He was also in my Kindergarten class and he told me that there wasn't a Santa Claus.  Isn't it funny how you can remember something like that many years later?  I remember it as if it were yesterday.
I actually have VINTAGE pictures from all my elementary school years, but these are the only ones I have scanned.  Since I'm VINTAGE I'm not sure if I've put all of these up on my blog before.  Hopefully, a lot of you are also VINTAGE and won't remember if I did.

Here's a VINTAGE picture of my older sister, Carol, and me sometime in the early 1950's.  We were playing a game and she was probably winning.  She always won.  Do you think she cheated?  I still sometimes wonder.  Does anyone have any idea what game we were playing?

I've always loved playing with dolls and now collect some of the VINTAGE dolls I grew up with.




Yes, I know it's silly, but I enjoy setting them up in scenes.  Here's a Build A Bear Workshop that I created for them some years back.  Most of these dolls are Vogue Ginny dolls and some are VINTAGE and from the 1950's and some are modern day dolls.

I don't play with them as much anymore and it's been a while since I set up a scene.  In fact, the last scene I set up was last Valentine's Day and I still haven't taken it down.  But, I still enjoy just looking at my dolls.  They always make me smile.  I've probably put a few of these pictures up on my blog before too, but my VINTAGE mind isn't sure which ones.




And this is my childhood Ginny.  She's certainly VINTAGE!  She's a 1954 painted lash walker. You can see that I cut her hair when I was little, but I've re-wigged her since this picture was taken.  She's still a redhead, but she now has braids.

Thank you for visiting and please visit Ms. Jenny's blog for more information on Alphabe-Thursday.

28 comments:

  1. You're more... ahem... "vintage" than I am. Hahaha!

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  2. Wonderful post for V. Even if others use vintage, I'm sure your pictures will rank at the top of the class!

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  3. I love those old pictures! I treasure the few that I have...:)JP

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  4. I love your old school photos.. I don't have any at all! We moved every two years since birth and I went to about 9 schools.. was not a good thing but oh well!
    I'm like you Vintage and love it!
    Good V word and good story!
    Sandy

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  5. Great *V* post – love those old photos!

    Have a great Alphabe-Thursday and weekend too,

    Lola:)

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  6. Oh I adore your school photos!! They are wonderful! I love old photos.

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  7. Vintage was PERFECT! Loved seeing all of your old pictures from school! Classrooms don't look like that anymore. My son's class is crowded looking and the desk are way smaller. Love your dolls and your displays! I can't wait to get my Christmas houses out this year. I didn't get to get them out last year and I so wanted them out. The year before I didn't want them out because my boy was playing with them the year before and I didn't want him to break them! lol

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  8. I love the classroom pictures, especially.I have none and wonder if none were taken. Will have to ask my brother (who is 7 years older than I. Now that's vintage.)

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  9. Really enjoyed this one , Betty. What a fun trip down memory lane!

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  10. Really enjoyed this one , Betty. What a fun trip down memory lane!

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  11. Really enjoyed this one , Betty. What a fun trip down memory lane!

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  12. Really enjoyed this one , Betty. What a fun trip down memory lane!

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  13. I have a first grade picture taken in front of a jungle gym. It is vintage too.

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  14. Great "V" post. I always enjoy looking at "vintage" photographs.

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  15. I enjoyed looking at your dolls -- love the scene with Santa and the little girl sleeping! And the cats watching!!
    I'm vintage too! We had desks just like yours -- love the way all the kids are sitting "just so" in your first grade pic!!

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  16. Oh I love this post .Vintage that is me too and I am even more vintage than you. LOL. I was in kindergarten in 1943 so maybe I am more of antique????? LOL, LOL. Wonderful found word.

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  17. I'm vintage also! Love the post, love the old pics, they look just like mine...

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  18. You're vintage post particularly appealed to me. Maybe because I'm vintage, too!

    =)

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  19. Very Very VERY fun V post :)

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  20. Great "V" post, Betty. You know that I love seeing your doll displays and I really liked your vintage school photos.
    Hope you and your family are well.

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  21. Vintage is a great word - a strong word and a great one to describe you - be proud. I love your baby dolls. You have a great collection. Glad to see you here.

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  22. Betty, you're a riot...and the childhood photos are so nice, really a treasure. Can't imagine what game you are playing. Darling Ginnys.

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  23. Vintage is great word in every sense of it! I like the childhood photos, and always love to see these sort of images..

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  24. Oh Betty, I LOVE all the old pictures...... so precious!!!
    Thank you for your faithfulness......
    Always keeping you and Reid in my prayers!
    Hugs,

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  25. I love the word "vintage"! It's not silly to set ypour dolls up in scenes - it's lovely. x

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  26. You are the very best kind of vintage!

    I loved this very charming post!

    You are just so very cool!

    A+

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  27. fun vintage photos! very interesting that you had classroom photos where you are actually In the classroom.

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