Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Sepia Saturday: Crazy Poses

Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.

The unusual pose of the man and young girl in this week's Sepia Saturday prompt reminded me of some of the funny pictures in the album belonging to my grandaunt Velma Davis Woodring. The pictures were taken during her freshman year at Harrisonburg Teacher’s College (now James Madison University - Go DUKES!).  Apparently they enjoyed being silly.
Friends of Velma Davis 1924 Harrisonburg Teachers College
Thelma Hockman, unknown,
unknown, and Leta LeVow

Friends of Velma Davis 1924
I am not sure what they were drinking
but they were having a good time!
While the pose itself isn't all that unusual,
what's with the skirt?
I admit, silliness must be genetic. Forty-five years later, my friends and I were doing the same thing at the same school.
Friends in Johnston Hall 1969
Girls in my dorm
Onesies, pigtails, and sucking their thumb - CRAZY!
Strike a pose at Sepia Saturday.

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  1. Always good to have a good laugh and to be enjoying life! Glad someone thought to take pictures of it!


    1. I agree! Plus it's fun to see what people that I knew only as "old people" were like when they were young.

  2. That head poking out behind Thelma - priceless! I always love your Sepia Saturday posts - you create quite a post from one picture. Nice job!

  3. Don't you wish you had the stories behind these photos? I'm sure there were stories....