Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge

Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge
One frosty and very still morning in November, 2010, Centennial Bridge, Miramichi, NB, Canada

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

White bucks and saddle shoes

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I took from this week's picture the theme that you should do as you are told....In this photo of my classmates of 1959, we weren't told to "look up" but we must have been told to smile alot, fold your hands in your lap, and cross your legs at the ankles.  The private school was run by nuns and "ladies" did not cross their legs at the knee.....I am in the front row, fourth from the right sporting my (rather dirty) white bucks and saddle shoes and why my Mom let me out of the house with a white belt instead of a black or navy one is beyond me!!!  But all in all, despite fashion faux pas, weren't we just the cutest bunch!!

19 comments:

  1. I had white buck saddle shoes that were all white buck. I had a "bunny bag" to clean them (a cloth bag filled with white chalk).

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  2. I see Knee Socks! I used to have a rainbow of colors of knee socks. Such a cute picture.

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  3. Yes, you look cute! I hope the nuns weren't too tough ....

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  4. @Rob From Amersfoort---tough enough that I am no longer a Roman Catholic....but still believing in God!

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  5. You were indeed a cute bunch - and looking much happier than the kids in the Sepia Saturday prompt.

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  6. You look a happy bunch and a delight to see.

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  7. Lovely smiles all round.Perhaps your white belt signified something? I don’t mean martial arts, but perhaps you were a sports captain. Or perhaps your mum didn’t know it was school photo day!

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  8. @Little Nell, Mom had 5 other siblings to look after, probably wasn't high on her list of priorites, :)

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  9. I did a double take on this photo. So similar to my class pictures from St. Paul the Apostle, c. 1960s.

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  10. What is the difference between the girls in uniform and the girls in the back row? This is such a cute photo!

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  11. @whowerethey--I never noticed till now that the back row is mostly out of uniform, can't answer you there.......

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  12. I like your white belt - very fashion forward.
    Nancy
    Ladies of the grove

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  13. You certainly were the cutest bunch! Everyone looking so young and happy, it's lovely.

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  14. It's interesting that all the girls wore uniforms except those standing in the back row. Were they new and didn't have them yet or was there another reason? Love the smiles and joyful faces. You all look so polished and shiny.

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  15. @Nancy, I never noticed it till now, I can't help you out there.

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  16. I love the white belt, Rosie! It told the world that you stood out from the crowd! Great photo and a wonderful memory.

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  17. Great photo with many happy faces - you are positively beaming! Now, as for saddle shoes, my sister and I used to drag our feet so that we would wear them out - penny loafers were all the rage!

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  18. I'm struck by how happy you all look. Not my experience of being taught by nuns at all!

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  19. The classic saddle shoe is a dress-style shoe with a leather white toe box and back, and a black instep and vamp, which includes the throat, tongue and eyelets. The instep and vamp together form a shape much like a saddle in the center of the shoe, hence the name.

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