Life of an New American Mother, circa 1973
|right after leaving the airlines and before moving to America|
|Just having put out her last cigarette before getting pregnant (or so I imagine)|
Last week I posted part one of a three part series where I showed you old photos of my mom's vintage style. We've seen the 1960s so far and this week it's on to the 1970s. These first two pictures are like the only two I could find in the 1970s without kids in the picture (literally and figuratively!). See that's what happens once you have kids-- they take over your life and it's no longer about you and your cute outfit. I guess that explains why I don't have any yet myself, ha! Anyway, hopefully you enjoy these, Part two of my "Vintage Mom" series.
|1973: pregnant with my older brother|
|1975: with her first little hellian (and pregnant again with me this time!)|
|S.F. locals may recognize this statue's location-- can anybody guess?|
|with some random baby I don't recognize|
|Things I love about the 1970s: hoop earrings, wide headbands, maxidresses and prints, lots of prints!|
My first ever memory involves a piece of 1970s clothing in fact. It was a fuzzy yellow mohair cardigan my mom had with these big frosted buttons down the front. I remember looking at the buttons going, "ooh, candy!" and biting down really hard on one of them. Then I remember being shocked that it wasn't sweet and I would bite down again, hoping it would turn into candy. It never did but it still managed to surprise me everytime.
Next week's installment: back in time to the 1950s.
|"gee, your belly is huge!" Poor thing-- looking uncomfortably pregnant. I belive that was my first babysitter, "Mrs. Johnson" on the left.|
|1978: with the finished product, such a little chubster!|