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Monday, December 12, 2011

The Olden Days


Is it even possible that 32 years have passed since this picture was taken? An old friend sent it to me in a Christmas card; precious memory. This was 7 months before we got married. Here we are in the first blush of passionate love; I'd just returned from 2 weeks in Japan and John is a week or two away from a job on a tuna boat that would keep us separated for another 5 months. 

Hey, if you've never had an afro you probably weren't around in the 70's. ha ha.

27 comments:

jill nalette said...

beautiful, sweet and happy couple! i did have an afro, but mine was in the 80's.
love ya, judy!
xo + smiles~ jill

Ruth Armitage said...

What a beautiful photo of true and lasting love! You both look as happy today as you did then!
So Ruth

pfstuff said...

LOVE that picture of you and John-when I had an Afro someone told me it looked like "an explosion in a mattress factory"! Those were the days, my friend. Glad you and John are still together. Em

Catherine Denton said...

So much love seeping out of those smiles. Happy 32 years!
Catherine Denton

Kathy said...

What a sweet picture - young love! Oh yes, I had the afro only mine was also a mullet - LOL!

kathyd said...

dan and i have a photo like this except my hair was always straight and he still had hair. 41 years and still alive to talk about it ..
thank you for the share .
xxoo

Ro Bruhn said...

What a great looking couple you are, fabulous photo. I had a hair style just like that only mine was black.

Marit said...

Oh yesss.... I was around in the seventies! No afro though - I wore long hair with a bright coloured woven hairband - you know how that looks like don't you? Teehee.... wat a precious and beautiful photo Judy!

lyle baxter said...

What a wonderful photo! yes time does pass quickly so enjoy every moment you have together! you never know! Happy , healthy 2012!

misty said...

now that is one good looking couple...then and now!
radiant!
i missed out of the fro, but had the big bangs for awhile, lots of aquanet! ;)

xooxoxoxo

La Dolce Vita said...

oh yeah... i remember those bad perms we used to get... lol

oneartistjournal said...

Oooooooh so endearing Judy...so much tenderness in your face, just like now. I had that hair exactly 30+ years ago, may be I still kinda do...(:
XOXOrly

Tracy Verdugo said...

What a great photo Judy..its always incredible looking back at our younger selves..oh the things we could tell them! I missed out on the afro but had a very sweet french braid topped with a mullet when I got married!
hugs from downunder
Tracy x

And so it goes... said...

True bliss...a wonderful couple then, and now. Doesn't get better than that! As for the "fro", yep, I had one in 1976. Even though I have naturally curly, thick hair, it wasn't big & bad enough, so I got a tight perm and had a fro to end all fros! Enormous! Loved every frizzy second of it.

Lisa MB said...

You wouldn't believe all the product available for afros these days. Email me and I'll hook you up with the good stuff when you get your next 'fro. ;o)

boyznonna said...

Oh my dear friend, how sweet the picture! I had the 80's fro and still shudder when I see photos from that time.

merry, merry times indeed.

Cynthia

Martine said...

Happy 32 Judy....your such a lovely couple!
I had that afro too but with flowerdresses. Those where the days........
XXXm

yolie said...

Happy Sweet Beautiful, the two of you! 32 years!
awesome.

Laurie Jacobsen said...

what a wonderful gift your friend gave you! LOVE!

Dusty said...

That must have been hard, having John leave for work on a tuna boat.

Carol B. said...

Yes, had the afro, but in the 80's. Not that I wasn't old enough in the 70's, but I do everything late! (Ha Ha!) Your photo brings back memories. Thanks for sharing!

Stephani Gorman said...

Oh yes! The smell of perm solutions are back there in my memories too. Those were the days! Happy 32 years!!! You look adorable!

Plumrose Lane said...

Ah to be young and in love again~
♥Sharon

artlover said...

Precious memories!
How thoughtful of your friend to send it to you ;-)

Joy Logan said...

I had that hairdo also LOL...perms perms perms

Pippin said...

I love it. Nothing like a fro and bell bottoms to make my day complete.

sandra moayedi said...

One in love and thought. I think you even look alike in this photo. Congratulations on a long and loving life together my dear friend.