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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunters - Through the Years with Me, Myself, & I

Usually I hate to be photographed and prefer to be the photographer, but I guess if I want to play...

Okay - this is me at age 6. I can actually remember going to the portrait studio with my mother and two sisters to have this done. Unfortunately, the chubby cheeks remain to this day.
I attended the University of British Columbia right out of high school, with a couple of small scholarships. I worked every summer at the telephone company to help pay for my fees and residence costs. The photos of me at age 6 and this one are the only portraits I've ever had done, other than my wedding photos, of course.
Then, at age 22 we were celebrating Christmas at my aunt's house. I don't remember this photo being taken and only got it when my Mom and Dad both passed away and it was found in one of their photo albums.
A while ago, just for fun, I did something on Facebook called Hair something or other. So I used the following photo...
and, using my face, put on a bunch of different hairstyles. You can see all the transformations here where I did a post on it. Anyway, here are my two favourites.




















I must confess to doing something a bit , well, "sneaky." I used the above right photo (my Dana Delaney lookalike) and posted a bio on "Plenty of Fish." I already had a bio on there with the photo of me in the green shirt but had only had a few responses. I'd hardly hit the enter key when I started getting emails from men all over the place! Hmmm....I wonder why? Needless to say, I removed it.

Anyway, I am me. I am myself. I am I. This is the real me now - a goofy Gramma who loves her kids and grandkids and every precious moment I get to spend with them. (However, I wouldn't mind meeting a goofy Grampa with whom I could share those precious moments.)

49 comments:

Daryl said...

Love the short do!

:-Daryl

Carver said...

Fun getting to see you through the ages. My favorite is the goofy grandma. Although I'm not a grandma, I am definitely goofy. Fun post.

ellen b said...

These are all great Leslie. It's fun to see ya through the years. Love the gramma one...

Sue said...

These are all great, but I love that goofy grandma family pic the best :) Happy photo hunting! :)

jams o donnell said...

WHat a wonderful set of photos. They are all great. Happy Weekend!

LibertyBelle said...

I like you just the way you are! This is just great seeing all the photo hunters for the first time!
Lovely!
Happy weekend
L

Colin Campbell said...

Fantastic shots. Love that sixties outfit. I have tried the hair programme. It is really fun.

Nancy said...

I love you just the way you are... and enjoyed the old photos but my favorite is the Grandmother photo!

Katney said...

I love the last one best. Mine will show at about midnight.

keeyit said...

You are so pretty in your graduation photos.. and so elegant now..

Nice to meet you.

Happy weekend~

Stacey Huston said...

You are a beautiful woman.. you should be proud, you are an even more beautiful grandma...

granmal said...

Being a Granma myself, I can totally relate to the goofy granma picture - that is exactly how I see myself. I hope you do find a goofy granpa, too.

Randi said...

All great self portraits and I love the grandma one!!!

Leslie said...

Hey - I just read your Sicily post with much interest - I've not been further south than Amalfi. Great photos!

jmb said...

Lovely photos Leslie, you always have a wonderful smile.
I had chubby cheeks at six too and still do. Plus I have/had freckles!

ettey said...

amazing photos! SO great to see you through the years! have a fab weekend!

genny said...

Wow you are so pretty and i like the second picture very sweet. Happy hunting!

marcia said...

oh my I want to try

Napaboaniya said...

Love all the shots through age transitions. You're beautiful inside and out! :)

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Nice post - I love the hair photos!

Angela at mommy bytes said...

Wonderful progression of photos! You look great in your own hair. Thanks for visiting.

Sarge Charlie said...

this is great, mine is somewhat like this so it must be great also, such a cute kid grew up to be a lovely lady.

julie said...

It was fun looking at your photos! The last one shows pure joy with your grandkids :)

Have a great weekend!

Corey~living and loving said...

It is lovely to "meet" you. :) I love seeing you grow up. :) great idea. Nice post for the theme.
happy weekend.

Pretty Life Online said...

Fashionistic Grandma! Great shots for today's theme. thanks for dropping by.

mirage2g said...

What a fun documentation of photos! you still look beautiful throughout the years! (Love the 70's hair!)

Ellee Seymour said...

They are all wonderful, beautiful pics. I bet you was a real heartbreaker in your student days. Beauty and brains, you were lucky to have them both.

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Liz said...

I think I like the last photo best of all!

Criz Lai said...

Cool shots. Compared to the rest, the real you still look better :)

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pat said...

Wow - love all of the photos!! Your graduation one is gorgeous!

Happy Weekend.

Barbara H. said...

Ooh, I need to do that hairstyles thing! I have been trying to figure out what to do with mine.

This was fun! I like the goofy grandma one! I hope to be one some day!

Expat Traveler said...

I absolutely love all of the pics! You reminded me that I should scan my progression of my school years, they are rather funny...

I loved these really!

Josie said...

I like you better as you, rather than as the morphed pictures. I must admit, though, I think you would look good totally blonde. Why don't you try it for the summer, just for fun???

Hootin' Anni said...

Absolutely sweet....to very glamorous!

My's shared. It's an "I'll show you mine if you show me yours" type. Hope you can join me. Happy weekend.

gaj38 said...

nice hair styles! great photo's
thanks for visiting, mine enjoy your weekend :-)

Dragonstar said...

These are lovely! When it comes to the "hair" things I love the second, particularly those ear-rings! But I'm with the rest on the "goofy grandma"! Great pics!

A. said...

A great series of photos, great fun! I love the different hairstyles - you could always adopt that dress as well as the hairstyle.

Thanks for visiting mine earlier:)

claudie said...

I posted a photo when I was child too! I'm not grandma still! But when I watch the photos I can't wait!

nancygrayce said...

Honestly, men are so shallow! I love that hair do however. Grandpa is out there. A really cute one! With lots of patience, a good sense of humor and well, all the other great stuff! You'll find him or he'll find you! I'm praying!

Pato & Pearl said...

i really love the black and white picture especially the one when you graduated. Very classic!

Pearl

Susan said...

You are a very beautiful Goofy Grandma!

meggie said...

Love the last pic the best! Love those children!!

philos said...

You look gorgeous Leslie, through the years. :)

Chuck Pefley said...

Hair style does indeed make a difference, but I like the very last photo best. Far less serious and much more fun!

Ruth D~ said...

Yes, the doctored photos were cute, but so is the real Leslie. And be careful that the photos of the guys you look at are the real thing.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

You look lovely in all of them nd prove that maturity = glamour, Leslie!

Max-e said...

Those goofy moments with the grandkids are really special. I get to see my grandson often, but my granddaughter lives in the Sudan and I really miss the little lady. Can't wait for her to visit so that I can create some memories with her.