A Blast From The Past.. by RodS ()
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We are still in the midst of a major down-sizing of all the stuff we've been toting around for the past almost 50 years. Stashed away on a closet shelf and hidden for years, was a box Jo recently stumbled onto. It weighed in at slightly under 5 tons. (Yes, I'm exaggerating - but only a little...) Inside it were hundreds of old photos - both prints and negatives. Ye gods....
The scanners were (and are still) busy..
There were lots of old family photos of my mom and dad, her mom and dad, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandmas. grandpas, and people neither one of us have a clue who they are.
And then there was this... Good grief....
In 1968 - my senior year - our high school had its first U.S. Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) classes. I was one of the first Cadets. My mom snapped this photo of me with her old 120 film camera. I spent a good day cleaning up all the dust spots in Photoshop.
I had no clue back then what life would lay at my feet. One of those things I had no idea of was that the lady sitting on the porch across the street would wind up being my mother in law years later. I loved her dearly, and miss her as much as my own mom.
Anyway, I had to post this just for fun, and also to prove the fact that at one time in the distant past I did indeed have hair!
I am working on the next TNA page, and hope to have it done soon.
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Image Comments (39)
Faemike55 () 10:58PM | Tue, 22 September 2020
Don't you just love those hidden goodies? Great picture of you. Have a great day
jshelley () 12:25AM | Wed, 23 September 2020
I had never seen that picture of you til now not bad I guess.
Saby55 () Online Now! 1:11AM | Wed, 23 September 2020
It's always nice to go back to the past by browsing through old photographs, I think it was a bit touching for you 😀🥴 Have a good day RodS 🙋♂️
eekdog () 3:58AM | Wed, 23 September 2020
Big salute back Rod. This is one heck of a great photo of you during your military service. And easily can tell it is you. Tina might need to change her office picture of you to this one. I already have my image done for my next page, but future ones I might change it.
Would enjoy more of your archive photos my friend. I appreciate you sharing this. Gave me a smile seeing what you looked like in your younger days.
STEVIEUKWONDER () 4:58AM | Wed, 23 September 2020
What a handsome fellow! Good on you Rod! Your work in Photoshop was well worth it. I love enhancing old pictures. You must be very proud of this achievement!
fireangel () 6:17AM | Wed, 23 September 2020
That's a wonderful find. I was in the ATC (Air Training Corps) the British equivalent organisation, so your description brought back memories for me too. Free flying lessons are hard to beat when you're a teenager. I even got to fly a jet fighter once, an old Hawker Hunter trainer. Now THAT was a fun trip.
ikke.evc () 7:20AM | Wed, 23 September 2020
I don't belief that, you Photoshopped that hair in. ;-) Always fun to find old memories.
calico_jester () 9:48AM | Wed, 23 September 2020
I love touching up old pictures, and share your dilemma. as I have two houses packed from cellar to attic with relics from the past... although I have known my current wife since she was 12 years old, I had no idea she would bring her entire past with her... and she will not let me touch it.
vitachick () 10:41AM | Wed, 23 September 2020
Nice to look back :) I'm also going to post a blast from the past
FurNose () Online Now! 1:10PM | Wed, 23 September 2020
Hahaha! Aaaaawesome Rod, aaaawesome! I think there don't exist really much photos of me in Military service if any at all!
lwperkins () 1:28PM | Wed, 23 September 2020
A time machine! I'm always happy when I find old photos, and it's a reminder to keep taking them!
donnena () 1:53PM | Wed, 23 September 2020
My mother considerately labeled many of her pics DIIK.... When we ask who this Diik fellow was she said "damned if I know"!
Great Find Ron!
goldie () 5:44PM | Wed, 23 September 2020
Who's this earnest young man? Great job with the restoration, Rod. I don't believe that is your hair--you painted it in, right? :)
TwiztidKidd () 7:59PM | Wed, 23 September 2020
For those about to rock, we salute you... Nice clean-up and filter work, this turned out great, Rod. You are awesome!
Nonsolum () 9:22PM | Wed, 23 September 2020
The most special part of the story is having your mother-in-law already "behind you" while you do not know her yet... 😂 But you are true Rod: some are adorable.
At ease, Cadet S...
UteBigSmile () 3:33AM | Thu, 24 September 2020
Great picture dear Rod, René and myself thank you for this big morning smile!
misty7j3 () 7:12AM | Thu, 24 September 2020
Awesome old photo of you, Rod......You look really good in your 'ROTC' uniform! It's always fun to look thru old photos.....ya never know what you're gonna find!! 'lol'!! Nice one, Rod.....I likey!!
Radar_rad-dude () 8:24PM | Thu, 24 September 2020
You did a masterful job enhancing this photo! It looks great! Your story of your future mother-in-law was cool too! Marvelous memories for both you and your wife! An excellent photo of you too! Bravo! Very nicely restored!