‘Life’s a Journey’ series, Week 2: The School Portrait

From last week’s ‘my earliest baby photo‘, this week we’re taking a step forward a few years to those heady school days……..

1974. Another miserably disappointing year for the eagerly awaited school portrait.

I was 7 years old here, and my brother 9. This may have been the moment that prompted my mother to initiate a Twiggy-like hair crop which lasted for the remainder of my school days.

There are many more chronically tragic photographs which my parents handed over their hard-earned cash for. That’s truly a show of love, don’t you think? No matter how appalling the image, we will part with our actual money for the privilege of having it on our mantlepiece as part of our family stories.

God knows why, but in my father’s lounge, some of these abominations are still sitting on faded show, almost 40 years later.

Me? 2nd row from back, 4th from right. Yeeeeuuugh!

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Next week we will shall be marking your old school work out of 10. Maybe you have an old exercise book, or a painting, or some kind of awesome model which you created in Primary school which your parents couldn’t bring themselves to throw away? Get ready to share!!

Post an entry to your own Blog  and use the Linky tool (link below) to enter your memories into the fray. If you like, just leave a comment and join in that way, but do join in.

If you feel sexy, grab the code too (just follow the link) and post it into your Blog entry – that way, everyone can pay it forward as they say – it’s good to share.

Please visit the other blogs on the list and leave a comment or two – it makes everyone’s day!

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Other posts in this series:-

family storiesWeek 1 – ‘My earliest baby photo’

About the ‘Life’s a Journey’ family stories series.

Each Tuesday I will revisit a memory from some part or other of my life, and the idea is that you join in and do the same! Don’t leave me exposed, man.

There will  be moments of fun, moments of sadness, and probably some bad hair errors, but don’t be put off.

Find out more about joining in with ‘Life’s a Journey’  here.

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90 responses to “‘Life’s a Journey’ series, Week 2: The School Portrait

  1. Love those old photos, especially the class ones, they are a hoot! I found one good way to preserve memories is to write a letter to my kids in their birthday cards talking about what they like, do, say, watch etc and it is a quick and easy way to preserve some of the stuff we so easily forget! Cheers Kellie

    • That’s a great idea, I love it! If only there were a way to get the kids to savour the memories whilst they were young…..that’s life I suppose. Thx for dropping in!

  2. Hi Helen
    some how I missed reading about this until today when I caught Susan’s post~ I love the idea and look forward to the weekly topics.

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