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You Can’t Take a Picture of This; It’s Already Gone

Last Friday, I posted the picture of my grandparents seen below on my Hipstercrite Facebook page. The photo and the story behind it proved to be popular, so I decided to sift through old photographs of my family and post them here.

For reference, the photos include my grandfather and grandmother on my mother’s side, my father, my mother and I. My grandparents divorced in the 1960s and my grandfather died shortly thereafter. My parents divorced in the 1990s and I am their only child. I’m close to all of them and looking at these photos brings me both great joy and sadness that so much time has passed.

We’re all stuck in the past, so oblivious as to what’s to come…


 Grandma and Grandpa on their honeymoon, Lake Placid 1945

Grandma, age 19, 1945

 Grandpa during WWII, 1942?

 Grandpa’s work photo, shortly before he died, mid-1960s

Grandma in Mexico, early 1970s

Mom in Mexico, early 1970s

Grandma and Mom in Mexico, early 1970s

 Mom in New Orleans, mid-1970s

Dad, 1958?

Dad, 1968?

 Mom and Dad, late-1970s

Mom and I, 1983

 Me, 1986

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  • Reply Leigh Ann January 7, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing these! I love looking at old photos when I go to my grandparents’ house.

    You look just like your mom! I’m sure you’ve NEVER heard that before. 😉

    • Reply hipstercrite January 7, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      Thanks, Leigh Ann! Old photos are the best! My Mom and I even sound alike!

  • Reply @distract_me January 7, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Beautiful photos, thank you for sharing. I love looking at pictures of my Grandparents when they were younger; it reminds me that they had a rich and full life, before we came along… xx

    • Reply hipstercrite January 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm

      Thank YOU for stopping by! I know…I think about my grandmother now AND then and it breaks my heart. One day we will be old too, and at one time we were so young…

  • Reply Allison January 7, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    You come from a ridiculously attractive family.

    • Reply hipstercrite January 7, 2013 at 9:21 pm

      Awww thank you!

  • Reply carissajaded January 7, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I love this! I have old pictures of my grandparents framed all over my room. As I’ve gotten older, I was able to get to know them as people- rather than just grandparents. It’s nice to keep pictures around that remind me that if we lived at the same time, we’d probably be friends.

    • Reply hipstercrite January 8, 2013 at 9:32 am

      I love looking at photos of my grandparents. My poor grandmother refers to the old photos of her as her “beautiful time” and I try to remind her how beautiful she is now. She doesn’t believe it though. 🙁

  • Reply Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat January 7, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    What beautiful photos! You have totally inspired me to look though my Grandma’s photos next time I’m home.

    • Reply hipstercrite January 8, 2013 at 9:33 am

      Yay! You should! P.S. This is my Jewish side of the family!

  • Reply Peet January 14, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Haha, I’m so going to Weeki Wachee this summer – I want a photo with a mermaid too!:D

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