Saturday, October 27, 2012

Early Computing

Sometime near the end of April, 1970 the soon to be graduates of business school were called together for an important presentation.

Two men wheeled in a file cabinet sized machine and placed it against the wall. We were instructed to squeeze into the now very small room to hear about something called hardware. 

I remember thinking I had already learned all I wanted to know and as my thoughts were primarily on my wedding plans, I did not pay a lot of attention.

The one thing I do remember them saying is, "Someday, there will be a computer on everyone's desk."

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mama In Pin Curls

Just wanted to show you this picture of Mama, me, and my little brother. I'd say it was taken around 1958 or 1959. Definitely before 1960 when my little sister was born. 

Mama's hair is in pin curls without the chiffon scarf she usually tied around her head. I have dog ears and my brother is sporting a burr haircut. I think they are called a buzz cut nowadays. We are all three in bare feet.

It's funny about these old photos. Sometimes it seems I can remember the picture being taken. I'm probably only 7 or 8 so it is probably just my imagination. I don't know why I think I can remember something from 50 years ago when I can forget someones name in less than five minutes.

Monday, October 22, 2012

I Am Still Here

Does anyone remember me?  I'm sorry but I have been so busy with my new site, I have hardly had time to brush my teeth much less blog.

Not much going on in my world other than work. Drought has abated and our trees are turning the beautiful yellows, reds, and oranges of autumn.

We do still have a major hay shortage though. Hubby may have to give horses away to good homes.

Guess you're curious about photograph. My latest page on Living Fifties Fashion is on polka dot dresses. This is the earliest photograph I could find of someone in polka dots. It is from 1855.

Pretty neat, huh?  Trust me, Polka Dot Dresses are still very popular.