Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Things have a way of coming around....

The other day I saw a young lady in a very short, short skirt and Gregg was with me as I said in a bit of a fuddy-duddy tone I suppose, "My goodness that young lady's skirt is a bit too short!" Honestly, I didn't think that day would ever come, me being a fuddy-duddy, as I have always thought of myself being open minded. Gregg turned round to me and smiled with a twinkle in his eye and said, "I seem to remember seeing photos of you wearing outfits about as short as that." I said, "I don't think so!" in that very indignant tone belonging to my other personality. Apparently 'fuddy-duddy' personality arrived and I didn't even realize it . Well, on going through that old box of photos the other day, guess what I found? Did I really wear outfits that short? I do seem to remember my father raising one eye brow occasionally. It is hard for me to believe that photo was taken 40 years ago. Where did the time fly? I showed Gregg and we laughed. Yes, that's me and I am going to be quiet from now on. "Right!" says Gregg.


This is an old postcard of Torquay (pronounced Torkee) where I worked for several years before I met Gregg and moved to the States. I lived two miles away. The photos aren't very clear. A lot of those old photos are losing their clarity, which makes it important for me to scan them before they deteriorate even more.

24 comments:

Janie said...

The Torquay harbor is beautiful.
I remember wearing skirts that short, and I have photos to prove it, although I'm kind of embarrassed to see myself in them.

Roy said...

Its that beautiful English Rose again.{:)

Sharon said...

I barely remember the mini skirt phase - think I was in my second childhood. :-)

Torquay is a beautiful place! I noticed when I was looking for those cake pictures, that the quality of the pictures was deteriorating, for a minute, I thought I took lousy pictures, but I don't think they were that fuzzy, the B/W are still sharper than the color.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Torquay...built on seven hills, and I think we climbed every blooming one of them when we were on holiday :)
I join you in the ranks of short skirts, I wore a ridiculously short skirts even appearing in my hometown newspaper as a model wearing one.
I still have mine, they look like hankerchiefs, and my granchildren can't imagine that I ever fir inside :)
You look fantastic in yours !
~Jo

Linda Reeder said...

Ah, yes, the mimiskirt days. I wore them to work as a teacher. I must have learned not to bend over, but to stoop down beside the student desks.
Tom and I had one of those fuddy-duddy moments at the mall last week. But THAT skirt really was barely covering her bum.

diane b said...

I just love old photos. That's funny old fuddy duddy wore short skirts, we all did and now we are fuddy duddies, I love that saying! I am renovating old photo albums but my scanner doesn't want to work with my new computer so I can't get them on the blog yet.

Kathiesbirds said...

Denise, how fun to see how you used to look and where you used to live! Your post gave me a good chuckle!

Margaret Cloud said...

That is a very nice harbor. I think it was a very nice place to live. I can't find any pictures of me wearing short skirts or dresses. I was raised by a very prudish aunt, that is probably why, but I did wear shorts.

KaHolly said...

I remember those days, too! What a beautiful village Torquay Harbor was. I wonder how much it's changed over the years. Alot? Like us? ~karen

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You look pretty good in the skirt. I remember the short skirt era as I was in high school. I've been missing it ever since.

I love looking at old photos but its like, "Where did I get those glasses?and "did i really think that suit was cool?" You know how it is.

Kay said...

Oh yessss... I said the same thing to my daughter once and she had to fight to not roll her eyes at me. There are ample photos of me wearing mini skirts, too. But, you're right. I sometimes see young girls in short skirts and think they should lengthen that hemline. I've also told my daughter she should not show too much cleavage. Sigh... So there you have it. I'm now a fuddy duddy too.

Marina said...

Α short trip through time I see? So lovely back then AND now!!! Years can't change a pure sole!!!

i beati said...

I love the postal view and when was that other time hahahSandy

Valerie said...

I've been a fuddy duddy for ages!Actually I look at the youngsters these days and think how nice some of them look. The short skirts may be the same as in my time but current fashions generally are better.

Cezar and Léia said...

What a lesson! ;)
Ahhh sweet Denise, you are so cute wearing that skirts, I love the picture and don't worry, you have lovely heart and open mind yes!
Adorable post!
Léia

Jane and Chris said...

My fashion was skin tight satin trousers, feathers for earrings, and blue eyeliner!
Oh my, what did we look like?
Jane x

gigihawaii said...

You look so sweet in that photo! You have the legs for mini skirts, Denise.

Gill - That British Woman said...

It's years and years since I have been to Torquay......and I too remember wearing skirts that short as well!!

Gill

Out on the prairie said...

This is a time of year i would like to be along the ocean. The short skirts were there, but i have seen some even shorter.They tend to get my attention also.

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Lucy (aka rharper) said...

Yes...things that I think are outrageous are the rest of the iceberg when we were challenging the 'tip' in those days. I'd like a do-over with my life so I can fix somethings that I didn't do well the first time around.

*sigh*

Arija said...

Ah yes, I remember it well and now my granddaughters sport skirts just as short as mine used to be and I raise my eyebrow at the burgeoning tattoo craze.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

The house and gardens behind you are everything I think of when I picture an English house and garden in my mind!

Sara said...

I remember those short skirt days - the length was judged by where your fingertips fell - looks like yours is just right!