Sunday, 29 April 2007

How Strange....Two Peas In A Pod..... Shirley Temple Swivel :)

Ok............. just a quickie today........

Ive been in me photo box again........ there is no organisation there is no filing..... they are just in the packets in which they came back from the chemists (thats where we get them developed).....and many are just loose and mixed up........ but of course now with digital its more instant..... but I LOVE looking through hands on photos....... me lads did buy me one of them photo machine things that connect to me computer so I can print off well proper photos when I want to.....

Anyways I found these 2......... cant see it meself? - what do YOU reckon?.........

me

This is me......... Im 3, well thats whats written on the back....so it would be about 1960 (yes Im well bloody old)...... this is one of the old photos that I rescued from the rubbish bin....... when me mum and dad got divorced they sorted out the family photos..... they gave me sister Sandra all the photos of her (she is 11 years older then me)... me mum also gave me older brother Paul every photo that had him in so he had sort of roots (he is 2 years older then me), she also sorted through all the photos of me younger brother Des and gave him a pile (he is 7 years younger then me)....... she carefully bundled each pile up and tied them with a ribbon.......

There was no pile for me......... I didnt even know me brothers and sister had been given a pile of memories until one brother asked if I wanted a copy of one that had me in it....... so I went round me parents house to collect my pile of memories....... only to be told they were in the rubbish bin..... LOL.......

That is the gods honest truth........

She, my mother, was a wicked mother on many counts..... she had dumped every photo of me in the rubbish bin...... I went home to my little house and thought about it...... with no photos of me, it was as if I didnt exist..... it was as if all record of me has been rubbed out......... so the next day when I knew the house would be empty, I went back and rummaged through the bin...... and found only a handful of old photos of me...... some had been ruined with plate scrapings all over them, some had been torn up....... but I managed to gather maybe 10 photos of me........... to me they are so very precious....... I DID exist.......

Anyways....... enough of that bollocks.....

I just found these two photos real strange.......... the above photo in black and white was me aged 3....... this following photo is one of me lads at the exact same age............. :)

sam again

Now is that uncanny or what?............

so........ enough twaddle for a Sundee...... enjoy yours whatever you may be doing.....

x

48 comments:

OrdinaryShark said...

With or without pictures, Marmy, you most definitely exist and that is a very good thing.
What a great picture of you as well as the lad.
It's supposed to rain all day here and I've been up since six running around getting stuff done. Back on the road again.

Scots said...

back with yer blog again Marmite after a slight technical difficulty with my machine! I love looking through old photos .. my folks have the "picture case" an old huge suitcase full of memories. These piccys are uncanny in their likeness! As me dad says .... "... you can always tell who your mother is " .. not quite sure what he meant by that comment tho :-) LMAO

Best Sunday wishes to ya down there from a very sunny and warm up here xx

PS .. any good at painting and decorating? I have started and done a first coat on half a room, place looks like a bloody bombsite and now I can't be arsed doing any more!! oops :-(

MarmiteToasty said...

~(((Shark)))~ well Im gobbie enough for anyone to know I exist LOL - maybe oneday my lads band can come and play at one of your festivals in ya barn, if thats what ya clearing up for :) - and I could bring me new pink tent and camp in ya garden :) - ok when ya finished, nip over and come sit in me tiny garden and I will cook ya supper on the ole Bar B :) .....xxxx

~(((scots)))~ welcome back matie.... thought you had buggered off lol....... and I think ya father was questioning his part in the role LMFAO ;) just joking.....

And aint it uncanny how much me lad and my old photo look alike...

Well sunny here again today :) ok, bloody boiling lol.....

and given the TIME I love to decorate..... this whole house needs decorating except for me lounge which I sussed and sorted a little over a year ago.... but its the time factor and me job makes it difficult :)....... xxx

Ordinary Janet said...

That's a damn shame about your photos, I'm glad you found some.

Your son has you to thank for the curly hair, I see-lucky, the both of you!

Lora said...

I'm glad ya shared the photo's and the story.....looking at a photo of me at 3 yrs old and my daughter at 3 yrs old you can barely tell the difference between the two. I knew in an instant when I seen the picture who she was even tho I had placed her for adoption many years earlier. I'm happy for you and I both that there are ppl that look like us.......we're pretty terrific !!

E. H. said...

now i is scairt. you and o-janet need to collaborate on the 'winter bird corpse count'.

Mr. Fabulous said...

Oh my God, could you have been any more adorable? Although in the first picture you seem to be kinda saying "Hey don't fuck with me!"

ciara said...

(((mel)))in a way this story is very sad to me (almost cried actually). i can never understand some parents. but i do know this, i for one, am glad YOU do exist. ya listened to me complain, ya made me laugh. oh how u have made me laugh. sometimes i read ur blogs and emails and steve wonders what the bloody hell i'm laughing at lol you are a very special person who has given lots of ppl so much as well as a wonderful mum. the photos were great...now u can't say there isn't a pic of u to be found on the net lol i, too, have my own mini me. i really should send u some pics. time to skeedaddle to get girls brekky. love ya lady xoxoxo

MarmiteToasty said...

~OrdinaryJanet~ welcome back :).... yeah its nice to have just a few.... but on saying that, I have so many photos and memories in me head, all I have to do is close me eyes and its like a video screen :)....

2 out of 4 of me lads had shirley temple hair up until the age of 4.... then I had it cut and now they are as straight as anything........ they laff about the curlie photos and praise the lord they aint a curlie boy over here now......... it aint a good look on lads here :)......xx

~((((((Lora))))))))~ yeah, we are fucking pretty amazing people right :) - except for a lad to look like his mother, aint so grand LOL...... you should of seen my Jacobs hair as a tot.... omg long long ringlets and now his to is straight and fine....... lora that photo of your child must be oh so precious (((Lora)))) xxxxxxxx

~(((Starr)))~ aint it great that we have a real live human Janet that pops over to have a butchers :) and no need to be scared lol I got ya back covered :)xxx

~(((MrFab)))~ I bow in your presence :) - and no, I couldnt of been any more adoreable LMFAO.... and hence the word 'swivel' in the title..... so much more classier then fuck you :).....xxxxxx

~(((Ciara)))~ oh shut it with the tears ya daft cow lol.......

gawds sake....... it was what it was..... and the post is about how much me lad Sam looks like the photo of me at the same age..... 32 years separate those photos...... Jebus Im old LMFAO..... and ya know I have ya back covered..... ya me matie.... we are from 'the gloomies chat' we know what tossers abound :) - and me emails and blob aint suppose to be funny LMFAO.... xxxxxxxx

Kati said...

Oh, what beautiful curls!!!! And I'm glad you've got a few pictures of your childhood, even though you had to find them for yourself. You most certainly DO exist, and we appreciate you!!!!

Susan said...

Mel,

I want to ask questions, but I don't know what is appropriate for this forum or even in person. I don't understand at all how people could be so mean. I bet you don't understand it either. I love my kids, and you love your kids so much that nothing could ever stop us from loving them, and nothing could make us treat them this way. The fact that they threw your pictures away takes my breath away. It does not seem human.

I know that you did not deserve that kind of treatment. There was no good reason at all. This I know. My question is, in their twisted reasoning, why did they find it okay to treat you like this? Now you don't have to answer me. I don't want to dive too far into your personal life, and I don't want to make you feel bad, and I don't even know if you understand their reasoning, if there was any. I just want to know what twisted logic causes this. It seems so totally screwed up. It is not right at all. I could possible understand if they were mean to all of you, but for them to throw only your pictures away seems so so very unbalanced and wrong and on purpose.

Mel, it was just soooo wrong, and I hate that you had to endure that. I hate hate hate it. I am glad you found some pictures, and I think this picture is adorable.

Second question. Was your hair naturally curly like that with big curls all by itself. Oh my gosh, that is just too cute.

ciara said...

yes, mel...i know they AIN'T spose to be funny, but laughter is good for the soul they say lol i love the curls...my oldest had the most beautiful long and curly hair when she was bout the age yall were in the pics...then my x monster in law took her to get it cut. she let them get it from waist length to a little past shoulder length and all her curls were gone. when i saw it i said, 'that's too short!' and of course the ol' witch said that it wasn't. my daughter hasn't had those curls since. gawd, i really hate that bitch lol..always in one's business and part of the reason me x got on my nerves so much. too much of a mama's boy :( lol crikey, two things i can't stand: mama's boys and whiners. to have both in one was a major whammy lol

Peanut said...

Makes me really thankful that I have sentimental parents, who have saved the serviettes from my first birthday party even!

(((Mel)))

Had two thoughts as I looked at the picture of you..

1. Hand knitted cardy

and

2. Dammit.. she's got curls.. and I paid how much, how often for a perm to get hair like that? lol

My hair is as straight as a fire-iron, with a cowlick in the fringe, which drives me batty.. I have to get all clever with the tongs every morning to make the mop look anywhere near decent.. :o)

MarmiteToasty said...

OK ..... this post was not suppose to focus on the 'wicked mum bit' lol that was just part of how I came to have the photos.... it was suppose to be how very much alike the 2 photos are...... gawds sake...... :)

~(((kati)))~ welcome back....... :) ya should hear me rendition of 'on the good ship lollypop' LOL...... xx

~((((((((Susan)))))))~ sigh/ there were many many things growing up and during my marriage that I didnt deserve..... but it was what it was...... again, this post was not suppose to focus on that part..... but its obviously going that way....... so.....

I know some of why I was treated thus..... all not a good enough reason...... and so very difficult to explain on here.... and it would bore everyone to tears lol...... from just a little older from that photo, I knew life was gonna have to take on a survival mode...... the things in life towards me got worse and worse.. as I grew older..... but it was what it was....... maybe I will email ya or say in our gumbyland.... but it will bore ya lol.....

But ya right..... I can not fathom doing the things that were done to me, to my children.....

But this post is not suppose to be heavy..... its suppose to be light and curlie and a spot the difference :) - had enough of the heavy posts this week to last me for a while....

And YES the curls where that big lol...... now me hair aint curlie like that.... but when it rains or its humid or Im stressed the back which is just above shoulder length, curls into long fat ringlets LOL.... not the top, just the back..... SEE..... even me hair aint normal :) - love ya xxxxxx

~(((Ciara slaggerbagger)))~ well glad me emails etc make you smile :) xxxxx

~(((Peanut)))~ yep hand knitted cardi lol..... note how the sleeve is a continuim of the front with no shoulder seams..... :) well clever LOL......

And yes you are blessed to have had super parents........ do you know I have a jar of all me lads baby teeth lol...... and the bellybutton clips and all sorts of shit..... and when me lads turn/turned 21 I gave them a memory box with all sorts in...... photos and toys and first boots and beaver uniforms and hospital gowns and school certificates and a whole 21 years worth of priceless memories...... :)..... see, so after all that shit, I didnt turn out to bad afterall :) xxxxxxxx

MarmiteToasty said...

Its just before midnight....... and Im knackered, its been a heavy few days on the blobsphere..... so sharkie if you pop in....... get the lights will ya......

and maties.... Ive got ya backs covered ;) - cos tomorrow is just another day - nite xxxxx

Ol' Lady said...

I guess there can be no denial in the fact of that being your son...when my baby (15) gets on my nerves I tell her that I'm takin her back to the hospital cause she can't be mine...only problem is that she is a mini me...in looks and attitude...I can handle that she looks like me but her attitude is so bad sometimes it scares me...cause she is just like me...Yikes!!!

fatty said...

i love looking through photographs too.. and it looks like we have the same filing system... :O)

look at the curls on you... adorable!

Lynn said...

...

OMG, Mel. I saved teeth and belly button clips, too!! I didn't know that anyone else saved the belly button clips!!

I love your photos. What a darling baby you were!! My youngest resembles me very closely, too. My oldest calls her mini-mom. (I have asked him not to do that.)

Love the curls.

Though my photos were not destroyed, my mother generally acted as if she were sorry I were born. That's 'cause she's a bitch. (And yes, my family hates me because I will and do say it out loud. Why should I lie?)

{{{{{{{{Lynn & Mel}}}}}}}}

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OrdinaryShark said...

Mel- apparently Weaselboy looks abit like me too. Sometimes his maties call him MiniStev. He HATES that. lol
But of course he does.

E. H. said...
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Catch said...

You and your son have the most beautiful curly hair!!!! I am one of those people who are very happy that you do exist! You have a wonderful outlook on life and bring a smile to my face. God bless you Sweety!

Lynda said...

My mom posted a picture of my dad and my nephew on her blog, and they looked almost identical too. That is so great.

I am glad you were able to recover some of your pictures. If you siblings offer copies, you should take them! :)

UKBob said...

That wasn't very nice throwing pics of you in the bin was it. Your photo collection sounds as well organised as yours!!

Side Note said...

I've gotta say, the part about throwing away family photos was really very sad to read. Can't get past the thought of it.

eddie said...

sweet pictures, thanks for sharing

the psycho therapist said...

Well la de da...a picture at last!

;)
;)
;)

You be-you-t-full thang, you.

Saaaay, that means someone has a HUGE birthday coming up. Heh heh heh...don't worry, I won't tell. If I'm still around, I'll just make a big ole fuss on my blog but you won't be travelin' like I had you don last year. Unh unh. I think something a little more "fun", kinda "towel-like" is in order on turning, *cough*, ::gag::, fifty.

;)


/looking in her bag of goodies
hee hee hee

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Hey, wait a cotton-pickin' minute. Is that MY Janet? Janet from another planet, fellow "blue", Janet? Dpoin' my "number" Janet?

If so, well, this is lovely.
If not, hello whoever y'are.

:)


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OrdinaryShark said...

OK Lights out, pull the bleed'in plugs. Here Kitty kitty kitty (back in Perth it was Pussy, pussy pussy!)
Marmy- if I can figure it out I'll post a pic tomorrow of the Bike barn, but jeebus, I ain't even got italics done yet.
Night all. Starr don't step on nuttin.

green libertarian said...

(((((MARMITE))))))

What a bee-yoootiful picture, well both of them, you, and, is that Jacob? SO CUTE! Yes, the resemblance is amazing. Liked the story about when your hair still curls...

My daughter looks exactly like her mum, my ex, except the poor kid got my hair (well, the hair I had, before I started shaving my head). Straight, thin, dishwater blonde...

"Gloomies" lmao. Definitely some tossers there, legs 11 and all. bloody 'ell.

Jump to the Left said...

Too flippin cute!

The curls are simply adorable. Luscious. Edible.

And marm, I still believe that paper has no claim on what is sacred. Love is in the air! I feel it. Right here.
xxxxx

gazey said...

(((( Miz Marmite )))
So sweet!!!
This reminds me.... my son just sent me a picture of his newborn son... at first I thought he was trying to pull a fast one over me and I thought he sent a picture of himself as a newborn.....until I realized this is his son! They could be identical twins!

I love you, ya know.....and you SOooooooooooo DO exist, my dear friend...

Take care
* peace *

The Woman said...

Uncanny resemblance, indeed!

Both of you were beautiful babies!

The Kid looks just like her daddy!

fatty said...

i had to pop over to say...

whadda ya mean there's no takers when you sing your song!!
rofl...
i threaten my husband that i'm going to walk down the street and sing that.. he says he's not worried.. at my age.."it" doesn't go anywhere fast anymore...
:o)~

E. H. said...

ouch, shit. dang it oshark. wish the chicken would stop danc'in. cant get a clear shot.

OrdinaryShark said...

No shootin at Janet even if she does leave an occasional landmine.

ciara said...

green...u know bout the 'gloomies'? do i know YOU? lol

Wondering said...

Well gee Marm, I guess there is something to this hereditary theory :-)

Your Uncle Dave had the right idea. I have written ( and re-written) my own eulogy. I mean, who knows me better. I would like to leave them laughing and walking out of the church shaking their heads and saying, boy that was Wondering to the core. Will do a blog on funerals later, you'll love the story about my cousin who fell out of her casket!

The Fool said...

Hi M-Toasty. My mom was big on Shirley T. too. She had a couple of old glasses and other memorablia among the knick-knacks. She also had the curls as a girl.

Way cool. Thanks for sharing. The match on you and the kid's uncanny. Makes you proud, doesn't it

Lynn said...

just popping my head into comments looking for a kickin' chicken...

Hi, Marmite!!

JBelle said...

That's the second cutest little girl in the entire universe. dayam. (I'll have to print a picture of the first one.)

JBelle said...

My brother and his wife played hide the wienie with their kids' pictures when they got divorced, too. One of those kids got married a year or so ago and still, to this day, they wouldn't give up the baby pictures. It was sad to see the big video with no pictures of our little girl. Not a proud moment for those of us with the same gene pool. sigh.

InlandEmpireGirl said...

What a pleasant surprise to see your beautiful picture on HBO today. I agree.. two peas in a pod.

MarmiteToasty said...

Sorry I aint been around, just stuff........ anyways....

~((ole lady))~ yep the photo is well uncanny..... my Sam, who is in that photo is 17 now :)..... Im gonna do a post maybe about all his hair styles lol.... x

~((fatty))~ me photo filings stinks lol but its all filed in me head - maybe I should start to label some of them incase anything happens to me, then at least me lads will know their roots and who is who :) ...... x

~((Lynn))~ now if you say you also kept ya nippers toenail clippings then Im gonna worry ;)...... x

~(((((((Shark))))))~ wow two weasels in the family, you sure ya aint a ferret? :) .....xxxx

~((catch))~ blimey, I make ya smile? lol - well smiling is good..... x

~((lynda)))~ well I dont have contact as such with me sibblings anymore....... oh, DONT ask lol......

~(((ukbob)))~ welcome matie, Im so enjoying your blob :).... yeah it was mean of them right?..... well sod em, thats what I say :).....x

~((((SideNote))))~ please dont me sad :(...... I aint.....they were what they were, no one but themselves could change their attitudes towards life and me..... but seeing as they have both snuffed it now, then it really DONT MATTER :) ........xxxxx

ps....... When I was in the states 18 months ago and was faffing around some antique/junk shop (which I love doing) I came across some old albums of someones family.... it all but broke me heart to think that they belonged to someone and here they were in a junk shop..... ya know, I almost bought them all and bought the home with me to keep them safe..... but of course that would of been daft.... I would hate to think that me photo box would end up in a junk shop, cos no one cared to have them........ xxxxx

~((Eddie))~ your welcome :) xx

~(((((((Wendy)))))))))) oh hush ya gob on the birthday malarkie..... you KNOW I DONT do birthdays...... gawds sake........ mind you the promised cruise would of been nice...except I dont really like the idea of a cruise LOL.....aint they for the elderly ;) xxxxxxx

~((shark)))~ ya was late with the bloody lights ...... Im trying to be 'green' here ya know :) is that Perth Australia? you would do well there, they have sharks by the bucket load....xxxxxx

~((((((((Green))))))))~ missed you - you had hair? LOL...... I remember when I had hair ;) xxxx

~((((Jump)))~ you can feel it? maybe you have a tummy upset ;) xxxxx

~(((((((Gazey)))))))~ dear friend - I want to see a new picture of your granson :) - pinching meself to see if I exist ;)... xxx

~(((the woman)))~ its spookie right? god help him when he gets to my age lol...people will poke him with sticks lol xx

~(((fatty))) lol, ya liked me comment then on ya blob? LMAO.... x

~((((Starr))))~ that chicken will NEVER stop dancing :).... never ever..... xx

~(((ciara)))~ oh green and me maties KNOW ALL ABOUT 'The Gloomies' LOL..... :) xxx

~(((wondering)))~ I must be well sick cos I love funeral stories lol...... I have a couple, but dont know if I have the nerve to put them up lol..... and me comment on ya blob was the gods honest truth lol.....x

~(((((Foolie))))~ I AINT no Shirley Temple fan lol....... obnoxious little shit LMFAO.... I mind a nipper that is well up his own arse like that..... but I smile sweety...... sort of makes me chufted that one of me lads...ok 3 of them, looked like me...... except I have one that looks so like his father it makes ya wanna gag LOL .... xxx

~((Lynn))) this kicking chicken aint been kicking this past couple of days.... it was a heavy week all round, last week..... it drained me lol... xxxx

~(((JBelle)))~ then shame on your brother...... :( - when I got married and needed me birth certificate, my parents said they didnt have it..... I thought HOORAY that means Im adopted... so maybe that was rhymn and reason behind some of the horric stuff that went on....... but I applied for another one and alas it was not so.... dam... and bugger lol xxxxx

~((Emire))~ well those peas tend to shrivel with age LOL .... :) x

I will just add, me hair is well wild today, and whilst out getting well lost this morning with me matie Ann, she said...... Friday, haircut, you, my house, scissors........ lordy help me the last time she cut me hair was last September and all we had was the kitchen scissors lol...... but it grows right? and jebus did we laff......

x

ciara said...

((((mel))))oh the stories u musta told bout the 'gloomies' lol i still don't know why i bother going in there at times. least i don't go in as much/long...mostly at night cuz then i can 'tolerate' the ppl in there cept i think those TWO...you know who i'm talking bout...are being lurky loos then. i, too, have the same filing system...3 boxes of photos and i actually have some photo albums. had a wedding scrapbook and i can't be arsed to even start it and it's well over 2 yrs since steve and i got married lol hey, i remember a time when my son thought he just HAD to be adopted lol

Queenie said...

The hair is fantastic. I visit your blog so I know you exist...

Jump to the Left said...

Oh, Marmolina, super sassy lassie...
:)

green libertarian said...

Dang it Marmite, you know I had hair at one time, I posted pics of me with on hair on my blog when I told the story of why I shaved it off, too much grey now to try and grow it back, can't color the nubbies without also coloring my scalp, see, yes, I've tried, looks hideous.

Wondering said...

Okay Marmie...just for you, my funeral blog!

MarmiteToasty said...

~(((ciara)))~ actually I did not tell much about the gloomies, I told that I had made a handful of special maties and the rest were very unstable tossers LOL ;) xxx

~((queenie))~ :) well it might of been nice then but it sure has a mind of its own now lol xx

~((Jump))~ moi? sassy? I finkith not LOL xxx

~((Wondering))~ LMFAO hahahahahaha now that IS funny :)........ chuckling here lol - my funeral stories pale next to yours lol...... but maybe I will post it anyways :)...... xx