Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Blast from the Past

Some of you may have seen this on my facebook page last week. But this photo really belongs here. I had forgotten it even existed, but I was looking for a photo of me and Sis and other neighborhood kids playing dress up back in the very early 60s and found this gem.

Here we are on an Amtrak train somewhere between South Station in Boston and Grand Central in New York. The year is 1979, I'm certain of that because my nephew was like a month old and I shopped for him at Macy's and Bloomingdale's - my first time in either store. 

That's me - stitching in public! I've tried to identify the canvas, but don't recognize it. Must have been given away outside my immediate family. The person sleeping in my lap (this is the return trip of a group of drama geeks visiting NYC and we are exhausted) is my future husband. You can't see it, but I'm wearing corduroy pants (Levi's of course) and soon he is going to wake up with lines imprinted on his cheek. 

I'm thrilled that I found this photo. Shows I carried my stitching with me way back then when I was still (though barely) a teenager and it brings back wonderful memories of that trip.


Anna van Schurman said...

Great photo!

Anonymous said...

It's a great picture. I love all the details you remember, especially the corduroy lines. :o)

Sara Leigh said...

I love this photo! The canvas looks Halloweeny to me. Not a lot of help, I know. Love your vest, btw.

Althea DeBrule said...

Thanks for the memories. This post made me think of times when I stitched on the commuter train from Stamford, CT to Grand Central in New York.