We visited my parents a few weeks ago and had a chance to look through some old pictures and talk about stuff. We found one picture of my Dad and some of his friends (sometime in the mid-1950s) as they were dressed to perform their duties as alter boys at the Episcopal church in their hometown.
A few things caught my attention. I don’t know if you do this, but I always get this silly picture in my head of people in little kid bodies, but with their adult heads. I guess it almost is bobble-head-ish, but I always have a hard time imagining people as they were “back then”. So, I see this picture of my Dad and it sort of makes me remember that he is human (though sometimes I wonder…) and that he was a kid once, probably a knucklehead like I was/am and also like my son sometimes is now. He probably even played with toys and had childhood romances and collected boogers like Isaac does now (not really). Isn’t it weird though, how it’s hard to imagine your parents as people (smile) let alone as kids?
Anyhow, my Dad was in the back row, far right near the old man with funny glasses. That brings me to the other thing that caught my attention. There is a huge variety of style captured in that one picture. It’s sort of funny how many different hair-dos there are…from flat tops to greasers to duck’s tails. It sort of cracks me up but is a neat look back in time…ancient history in fact. Although, many of those hair styles can still be seen today!