Friday, February 22, 2013

Flashback Friday “Sisters”

Sometimes old photos make me sad. It always makes me miss my family!

But this morning I was inspired by my friend Sandy’s post HERE and decided to take part again.

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I talked to my sister yesterday and this morning I’m sharing a photo taken about 25 years ago. My hair was dark (with a little help from Nice and Easy hair color) and her hair was naturally dark. We’ve both ‘lightened up’ since then!

I lived in NC very near the TN border and it was just a short drive to the Appalachian Trail.

It seems so long ago….like another lifetime!

Do you have old photos you treasure?

I’m joining Seaside Simplicity

for Flashback Friday!

43 comments:

Susan said...

My sister and I live on two different coasts and seeing your photo today, made me wish we lived closer, XOXO

Linda @ A La Carte said...

How sweet! I love old family photos!
hugs, Linda

It's Just Dottie said...

I treasure the photos of my brothers and me. And oh my gosh! my dad died when I was very young. I would not know what he looked like without them. My son and his little Gina look him !
Smiles Dottie

Crafty in the Med said...

Hi there
I feel just the same when i browse through my old photos. Its a sweet sad experience. They bring back some lovely memories but very emotive. I also marvel at how things have changed so much. All the same I,d be very sad indeed if I should lose any of those photos.

Keep well

Amanda

Farmhouse prims said...

What beautiful ladies and awesome memories. My son hiked the whole appalachian trail probably 5 years ago, it was such a life changing adventure for him. Have a great day! hugs, Lecia

The French Hutch said...

Great photo of you and your sister. It is sad to be away from family. My sister and I live in different towns, about a three hour drive. We keep the freeway hot!

Have a great weekend.
~Emily

Donna said...

Oh, you two look so cute - hiking girls!

Dorothy said...

I love looking at pictures of when my boys were little, they make me happy!
You and sis are gorgeous!
hugs,
Dorothy

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a cute picture of the two of you...I see you in there Diane:-) I have so many old family photos and always get a kick out of looking back...even 25 years ago.

Christine said...

Yes I sometimes see pics of times past and am sad but then I think on all the lovely times we did share.
You too look set for some action!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Great picture Diane. I don't know if I would have recognized you with the dark hair. You keep taunting me with the Appalachian Trail photos!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

That's a great photo of you and your sister! Very beautiful ladies! I wish I had more photos of my brothers who are both gone now. I really miss them, even if I'm not so young anymore.

cucki said...

so sweetttttttttttttttt x

Vee said...

Yes, but very few with me in them. Sadly, I have been very successful at being the invisible woman.

What a great photo! You and your sister look as if you're from the same family! (My sister and I don't.)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I have lots of treasured photos - but no sister, you are very lucky.

Cheryl said...

Old pictures are such treasures! I know what you mean about another lifetime. Twenty-five years can go by in a flash...and yet, when you consider all that has changed...another lifetime indeed.

Thanks for visiting me at Thinking About Home. I'm with you! Homemade bread trumps dessert! :D

Finding Pam said...

I cherish my pictures of the past. Twenty-five years ago is just a brief passage in time for me.

My only sister and I live about two hours apart. She doesn't drive anymore, but I go and see her every couple of months.

You and your sister look so sweet. Thanks for sharing the memories.

Jemma said...

My oh my, yes I have many, many photos I treasure!! They used to make me sad, now they comfort me!! This is a darling picture of you and your sis!!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

such sweet memories.

thank you, thank you for the sweet card you sent. so kind of you. really made my day. it has been a stressful time for me & the hubby. & it broke the clouds with some sunshine for a change. thanks!! big big hugs. ( :

Hillcresthome Prims said...

I love this picture of your and your sister!
You haven't changed at all only your hair. You are still so tiny.
I LOVE photo's like this!
It is so nice to hear that sister's are so close!
Hugs my friend,
Tricia XO

Robyn said...

Yep, I have old photos that I look at very occasionally.. A lot of my family have passed on and it makes me miss them so I don't do it often. Love the photo of you and your sister! :)

I wonder if you could help me? If you have time, could you pop on over to my blog and give an opinion on my post about blog etiquette? I had a question and I'd love some answers from seasoned bloggers. Thanks so much :)
Robyn

Della said...

I have a bunch of old photos that I just love pulling out and going through them. Most of them bring smiles, and a few bring on the tears. This is a great photo of you and your sister! You are one of the most photogenic people I know!!!! So pretty!

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

What a wonderful shot of you and your sister. Isn't it funny wen we look at our old photos and they sometimes seem like another lifetime, and yet at the same time they feel like yesterday. Thanks for sharing this one at Flashback Friday :)

Joy H said...

great shot of you and your sister! Hope you have a great weekend :)

NanaDiana said...

What a great old photo! I just went through some old albums the other day. There were pictures of my brother in there but I set those aside for a while....xo Diana

Jen Forbes said...

Love your photo of you and your sister. I have bins and bins of photo's I sometimes wonder if they aren't the most valuable possession I have since they hold so many memories for me..
Visiting from seaside simplicity.

ImSoVintage said...

Look how adorable you were. You haven't changed a bit.
xo
Laura

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Yes and it's lovely to look at them now and then and remember treasured times. x

cynthia lee designs said...

Great photo of you and your sister. My sister is out in California right now visiting her daughter and granddaughters...and do I ever miss her.
Have a great weekend.
hugs,
Cindy

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Lovely photo of you and your sister and it is great to look back on old times.
My Grandfather was always taking photos and at the time when we were little, we got so tired of him taking them, but now enjoy seeing them.

Happy weekend
hugs
Carolyn

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

I have many, many old photos and I cherish each one, but, as you said, sometimes they make me sad. Hard to explain.

Great photo of you and your sister.

Jacoba said...

Old photo's make me think: where did time go? It only seems like yesterday? Indeed it makes one feel nostalgic, as by looking at them you realize there is always the letting go of things, the good bye, the separation, of going into other directions.
Unfortunately on your last two posts I do not see any pictures at all, only a big gap?! I see others did see your pictures.
Gorgeous previous posts, I loved your creativity!
Happy weekend and love from Holland,
Jacoba

Diane Writes said...

As always, you look beautiful and happy!! I love the picture namemate!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I am with you. I lived with so many relatives around me as a child and now my parents are gone and my siblings have all moved away. I miss those days but I have a house full so that helps.

Carol Z said...

Sweet picture. Sometimes I really have to think to remember my "original" hair color.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

You and your sister look so beautiful!! I know about the older pictures tugging at your heart strings. But it is good :)
Bless you sweet friend!
Susie

Mevely317 said...

You're so fortunate to have a sister, who's (even better!) a friend.
I can't think of anything off-hand that's more precious than my olden photos!

Have a beautiful day!

The Boston Lady said...

What would we do without pictures to remind us of times passed? Love it! Ann

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

What a great photo of the two of you....love it.

The photographer really caught a essence of you.

Jen

Linda R said...

Such a great photo of the two of you.

I have a couple of old photos of me and my sister camping. I need to pull those out and post them.

Hugs~

Leave It To Davis said...

Pictures make me nostalgic. They mix bitter with sweet. Time that has passed and will never come again...yet we are happy that we were given that piece of time.

You and your sister are both lovely. Cherish the memory.

sandy said...

How did I miss this? I thought I saw all the Flashback Friday posts! Thanks for sharing my post! I noticed that several people had visited my blog from yours and wondered why. Now I know. Thanks! Funny how our hair changes color over the years, isn't it? LOL Love your sweet photo with your sister! I appreciate having a sister! I think we fought a bit back in the day, though.
Sandy : )

Marcia Pilar said...

Oh, I absolutely love this picture, Diane. It's beautiful and radiates so much love.
Thank you for sharing with us.