When I was at my parent’s house scanning family photos, I would occasionally come across a photo that would cause a certain reaction from my mom, but a very different reaction from my dad.
Here is one such photo. It’s a true family favorite of my mom.
My mom told me that my grandmother made many of her dresses. That didn’t surprise me. My grandmother was a talented seamstress.
What was surprising (at first) was when mom mentioned that the dress and hairstyle were inspired by Shirley Temple. Once I thought about it, this made perfect sense!
My mom was born in 1930.
Shirley Temple was a child star of the 1930’s known for her incredible dancing and singing talent, and, yes, her lovely, perfect curls.
As you can see Mom’s hair lent itself to the same sweet banana curls.
What a wonderful inspiration!
On Sundays, my sisters and I would also watch re-runs of Shirley Temple movies! We loved to watch her sing and dance.
I remembered that my hair also formed very nicely into those same banana curls.
My mom’s comments made me smile as I recalled my own childhood memories.
What surprised me even more was my dad’s reaction to the photo.
Since my dad’s reaction takes this post in a very different direction, I’ll share his point of view tomorrow.
It was a sweet vignette that I keep re-playing in my mind several weeks after my return home.
Please stay tuned…