Saturday, December 3, 2011

Back Then


Radical Sixteen- new school(with girls!), protesting war, smoking pot, interested in the 'classroom of life'.

Well, that's it! All 16 words for this our 83rd week of Saturday Centus. This was a good short exercise, as I like to ponder the past sometimes. It may be apparent to you that the photo is not of moi when i was 16. I do however find it interesting to look at this picture and wonder what I was pondering...did I have some idea as to how divergent I would become from my upbringing, and how troublesome I would become to my mother. Perhaps it was all starting right there at that moment behind that pensive look. Ah...the idyllic and promising 50s would soon give way to the turbulent 60s, and the rest is history as they say. Wish I still had that blond hair ;-)Peace and blessings
Jenny Matlock

16 comments:

  1. Darling picture! It snaps so much of what was for many of us, simpler times of hat and gloves!
    I wonder what you are pondering but I would also like to see into your sister's mind. What was behind HER face too?

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  2. Jeff this is a great reflection. I didn't rebel until my early 20's but oh then I went great guns at it! hope you are enjoying the holiday season. Hugs, Linda

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  4. Love the photo...and your take! It resonates! ;) Who'd have thought that he of that sweet innocent little face would become a pot smoking rebel...before your BYU days?! LOL

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  5. Such exciting times for you. Great use of so few words, Jeff.
    Blessings to you.
    xoRobyn

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  6. Adorable photo and informative take on the prompt you naughty 16 year old !!!

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  7. Jeff, You sound like some of the guys I knew when I was sixteen! Great use of your 16 words. It's good seeing you back on SC.

    Namaste..........cj

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  8. love that photo and those thoughts :)

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  9. as a child of the 60's/70's I can relate to the protests, dope, and BOYS! Unfortunately, this shy girl had her heart broken a time or two. Love this post.

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  10. great picture and take on the centus

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  11. what a wonderful photo ... you do look like the all american family in that photo ... interesting to wonder what lies beneath ...

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  12. Sounds like you and I are about the same age...It was a pretty cool time to be a teenager.

    =)

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  13. Wonderful image and words...funny how people turn out as they grow older.

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  14. Your mind is on something else for sure.I think 16 was the time to experiment with new things, and seeing how far we could push our parents.~Ames

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  15. Wow, glad I happened back "in" this particular day / what a surprise to see that picture and familiar faces. Memories...

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  16. Jeff, loved this picture. And image of you at 16 makes my heart smile.

    Oh, we thought we could change the world, didn't we?

    And maybe we did.

    In a tiny little way!

    Hope your Holidays continue to be Merry and Bright.

    Hugs,
    Jenny

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