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A Foot Long Bow Tie!




My first Holy Communion outfit.

I saw some old black and white photos on the ~Stonehouse Cottage Potpourri~ blog and I remembered wearing a large white bow tie at my first Holy Communion.


My Mom and Dad and Brother Anthony.

I searched through the basement until I found this photo. Notice the matching white shoes. Imagine wearing that outfit as an adult! It would definitely be more embarrassing than it was back then!

My father's hands on my shoulders gives me a warm comfortable feeling.  I must have felt his love and protection and my mom was always there for me whenever I needed her. My brother was my steadfast companion. We had some arguments just like all families but I was lucky to have them.

One day I intend to organized all the old photos but right now it's not a top priority.


20 comments:

  1. I can't imagine any 7 year olds wearing that outfit today... but we certainly did back then. DH's First Communion pic is very similar (don't think the tie was quite that big) and my photo is in our white Sodality Uniforms (with veil).

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    1. My old photos sometimes make me feel old.

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  2. Oh...how wonderful these photos are, John!!! I was wondering when you show your communion photo after you were kind enough to visit my blog. I simply adore this photo so much. You are right...I don't believe any child would be comfortable wearing this outfit today, but you are obviously very happy in this lovely photo with your dad, mom and brother. We are such a different society today and our children are under such "peer pressure". Sadly I see it all of the time.

    I am very happy that you shared this precious moment in black-and-white with us...thank you, John~~~

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    1. I agree. Today's children seem to want to please their friends more than their family.

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  3. You should take a picture with that bow tie now, just for fun

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    1. The bow tie is gone. I can't remember but maybe I destroyed it soon after that day.

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  4. Looking back at my childhood photographs, I usually do find myself in these ridiculous outfits, especially if I have to dress up for a special occasion. You are not alone in that aspect. I think it's the same for every generation though.

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    1. I wonder who thinks up these outfits.

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  5. Invitation - inglês
    I'm Brazilian.
    Spent reading here, and visit his blog.
    I also have one, only much simpler.
    I'm inviting you to visit me, and if possible follow together for them and with them. I always liked to write, expose and share my ideas with people, regardless of class Social, Religious Creed, the Sexual Orientation, or, of Ethnicity.
    To me, what will interest is our exchange of ideas, and, thoughts.
    I'm there in my space Simpleton, waiting for you.
    And I'm already following your blog.
    Strength, Peace, Friendship and Happiness
    For you, a hug from Brazil.
    www.josemariacosta.com

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  6. I think your brother is smiling because he is not being made to wear a giant bow tie! Great photo, thanks for sharing! :-)

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  7. How lovely. You should scan these and upload for posterity.

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    1. I know but it's just so tedious. Maybe I'll be in the mood someday.

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  8. Lovely shot and lovely family!
    So moving to see old B&W shots from your childhood!
    I've got one from my first communion and the white dress I'm wearing makes me look like a little bride! He he he!
    Thanks for sharing John. And thanks for your membership in my blogs;o)

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    Have a wonderful week****

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    1. I'm glad you like the photo.
      Thanks for joining my blog Mildred.

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  9. I like ancient photos, your bow tie John :) Your family is very warm.

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    1. Thank you Salma. I was lucky to have such a family!

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  10. John!

    Wonderful photos the your Familly and your Tie!

    Thanks for comment!

    Good week my Frind!

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    1. Thank you Adriano!
      The top of my "zebra" plant fell off. Is this normal?
      See photos in my last post.

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