Thursday, February 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday #TBT

This week I bring you a special birthday edition of Throwback Thursday here on the blog.
This is a photograph of two of my favorite people. Can you guess who?
If you guessed my grandparents Phillip & Mickie Black, you got it!
This is a photograph of them taken in 1952.
I love Grandpa's rockabilly style.
As for Grandma, she is timeless. She could pull this look off today and look just as fabulous.
Speaking of Grandma, yesterday was her 80th birthday.
Happy Birthday Grandma!!! I love you!
I can only hope that I have inherited half of your strength, compassion, energy, sense of adventure, and wit.
When I grow up I want to be just like you!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Throwback Thursday #TBT

 This week I am sharing one of my very favorite photographs of all time with you. 
 All my life people in my family told me that I reminded them of Nana, my great-grandmother. She died a few years before I was born. I had never seen a picture of Nana when she was younger. It seems funny now but I was truly distressed that my family thought that I was like an old lady. So when I finally saw this photo of her eight years ago I immediately fell in love with it.

This young woman is my great-grandmother, Gladys Margaret Anderson Bates (known to my family as Nana). The photograph was taken in 1924. At the time she would have been 17 or 18 years old. She was living in Salt Lake City and working as a model for a local department store. My grandma tells me that she was a flapper. I love her bobbed hair. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Throwback Thursday #TBT

This week's Throwback Thursday photo comes to you per my Aunt Cyndie's request.
She wanted me to post the "wild bunch" picture so here it is.

Looking at this picture from left to right, the third man on the front row is my great-grandfather, Asa Clifton Neel.
 Next to him (last on the front row) is his brother, Thomas Earl Neel. 

This photograph was taken somewhere between 1905 to 1910 in Summit County, Utah. 

Of course one of my favorite things about this photograph is that the young man in the top left corner has his pistol out. I imagine this gang riding horseback to Park City, Utah where they ride up Main Street and hitch their horses to a post found in front of one of the local bars. After a few drinks they get into a bar brawl with local miners and have to make a run for it before the local law enforcement officials show up. 

If you are thinking that I have seen too much TV or too many movies, you are right, I have._

Maybe they didn't get into that much trouble. If only the young men in this picture 
could talk. I am sure that they had great stories of their adventures together.