Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I can see clearly now

My 7 year old grandgirlie, Micah, got her first pair of glasses today. It made me think about when I got mine.  I got my first pair of glasses in grade 3 or 4. Can't remember exactly. What I do remember, however, is what a difference it made in my life. I could see things! Trees had leaves, cats had whiskers, creeks had rocks and the blackboard had discernable words on it! Having glasses opened up a whole new world to me. I loved being able see the details. I think maybe that's why I'm such a detail oriented person now. I spent the first 7 or 8 years of my life not being able to see clearly. Did I get teased because I wore glasses? Probably. Kids are mean but I don't really remember being singled out because of my glasses. I got teased for other things like, crooked teeth, being a pastor's kid, having scraggly hair and having a big mouth. Glasses? Don't remember that. My glasses are so much a part of me I couldn't imagine being myself without them.

This I think is grade 6.  I think this is my favorite school picture.  To be perfectly honest I really don't remember these glasses.  They may have been the ones I dropped in the creek I guess I didn't have them long
enough to make a very big impression

Grade eight.  The classic John Denver wire rims.
 Same glasses.  Grade 10  Threw this one in for the hair and the crocheted vest I made.

These are wire rims too, but a more hip style.  Or so I thought.  This is my grade 11 picture.

  On to the late 70's early 80's with the gimondo plastic frames.  And get a load of the hair.  This "do" earned me the nickname Tumblweed from
my then boyfriend now husband.

Late 90's back to wire rims but black this time and a more face flattering style.  I wore these for a number of years.Some where in here I wore the red wire frames I'm sportin' in the Huckleberry Pie banner above.

So this is me now.  Taken on my 50th birthday to be exact.  Black wire rims for plastic for my adorable grandgirlie
Could she be any more adorable?  I wonder what her glass frame journey will be like?  As the saying goes...time'll tell.


  1. love that! Love all the pictures through time. Who is the nugget because she is looking just like you :)

  2. What a great post... loved seeing the different time periods and the style of your glasses. Your granddaughter looks so cute in her first pair.

  3. First let me say that little Micah is is ADORABLE!Close behind her is my baby sister...and all her reinventions! I loved seeing your glasses progresion and they're not progressives! LOL (like mine) Great blog lady! i can hardly wait for the next chapter.

  4. oh what a cool idea. she is just too cute and i love the different styles!

  5. Love seeing all the different photos & your grandaughter lucks adorable in her new glasses!