Among my most vivid childhood memories were the red and white felt stockings my mom and aunts and grandma made. They were bedazzled with sequined reindeer , trees, ornaments, snowmen , santas , and wreaths. I remember seeing my name in red gluey glitter scrolled across the top. It was such along name: J-E-N-N-I-F-E-R. It […]
Today, my daughter Bridgy was an altar server for the first time. I posted a picture on Instagram to commemorate the occasion. Church has been a part of my life since before I was born. The older I get, the more I enjoy it, but I still get nostalgic for the past. I miss how […]
Happy Fourth of July, America. We had a nice day swimming at my mom’s place. We enjoyed blue Jell-O with whip cream and strawberries. My mom made her awesome pineapple upside down cake, which totally made up for the fact I boiled the hot dogs. I showed those buns who’s boss! Speaking of swimming, here […]
In celebration of Mother’s Day, which is May 14, I will be posting pictures throughout the month of Gen-Xers with their mothers. Most of the photos in this collection were taken in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Follow along at https://www.jenx67.com/tag/our-mothers.
Ah, yes, Jennifer and Amy. Quintessential Gen X names. Here’s their mother decked out in sky blue on a 1960s Murray bicycle. Isn’t it awesome that she outfitted it with not just one, but two, child seats? Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14. Do you have any special memories of riding bikes with your mom? […]
I’ve gathered some funny Easter pictures recently posted to Twitter. They include an awesome picture of a vintage baby stroller from 1963, and some terrific Easter fashions. Click on any of the pictures to enlarge them. Happy Easter! Also, please check out my related post, Scary Easter Bunnies for more great vintage Easter pictures. […]
I love to find that rare jewel of a photo from decades past. The kind of picture that subtly captures the cultural mores and norms of American families of the day. The following Thanksgiving images from the 1960s highlight a few of these customs, some of which have stood the test of time and some […]