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Once Upon a Time, Long Ago and Far Away by vigor

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I have no idea what kind of camera was used, but it something very old as this photo of me at the age of sweet 16 is now vintage. It was in 1969 when everything seemed to be so wonderful. It was the age of Woodstock, when the rock music scene was exploding to the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles and Janis Joplin. Life for me was just about perfect. I was in love with my high school sweet heart and this picture was taken by him on a family vacation to Wildwood N.J. It was the first time I had ever seen the ocean and there was nothing like it. As you can see, I had a camera in my hand even back then, it was a little Kodak but taking pictures was something I loved to do and never stopped.
This is dedicated to my new best friend here on RB, linmarie. We are discovering that our lives were very parallel and it’s no surprise that we finally met up on RB, through our love for art and photography.
Thank you linmarie for being you and letting me into your world! God bless!
Happy New Year my friend!

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It is my hope to always bring out something good and positive in all that I do! Despite our outward differences of faith, religion, culture, or even global location, one thing we all as humans embrace is a sense of acceptance, and belonging. Our art is an expression of who we are and a language that needs no words. It is my hope that my work depicts all that is loving and positive in which to edify others. I give all my thanks to my God who has uniquely and wonderfully created us in His image.

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  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture of you and wonderful dedication

  • Thank you, she and I have alot in common it seems.

    – vigor

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely image and dedication!

  • Thank you so much!

    – vigor

  • linmarie
    linmariealmost 3 years ago

    oh,, how you have made me smile through tears of joy gazing on this image of you, we are such kindred sisters.. wow. we could pass as sisters then and now.. love your color choice of outfit even, orange is my favorite color.. I wish now my pic was in color we could post them side by side. thank you so very much for all your love and support and I am so looking forward to our growth as sisters of the times, sisters under GOD. and sisters of the arts.. The LORD has blessed us both with bringing us together, he does have a plan for us and we should be getting busy instead of crying over how dang cute we used to be, laugh out loud. thanks for sharing this with me and the whole RB community now.. teeheee,, I love you girl♥! and old ROCK AND ROLL still lives in our souls!!!

  • I’m listening to Peter Gabriel “Mercy Street” as I write this even though it’s not true RocknRoll. But I knew God was up to something when He kept putting you in my path several months ago. And then when I saw those aprons, I really knew we were from the same era!!! LOL This has been really fun and you have truly made my day!!!

    – vigor

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynalmost 3 years ago


  • Nice new avatar!!! Much love girlfriend!!!

    – vigor

  • Fara
    Faraalmost 3 years ago

    You look lovely……………..I remember those years well……………………I wish you health and peace for 2012 from Joyce in Ireland!!

  • Thank you dear Fara, amazing how quickly those years have come and gone and back then we thought they would just last forever!!! blessings!

    – vigor

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 3 years ago

    A wonderful pic from the past, Viv! I remember those days well. I was sixteen, too, but not nearly as “sweet”! :o)

  • Thanks Mike, I’m not any boy at 16 is ever sweet!!! But we all had longer hair back then and more of it so we looked good being a little bad!!!

    – vigor

  • Dean Mucha
    Dean Muchaalmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you D.M.!!!

    – vigor

  • John44
    John44almost 3 years ago

    You hardley changed!!
    A very beautiful posting Vivian – may you have a wonderful and happy New Year, too :-))

  • Thank you John, I’m still young at heart, just a wee bit wiser!!! LOL

    – vigor

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithalmost 3 years ago

    That`s great,…nice shot of you,….
    I was 16 once,….LOL,…had the whole ahead of me,….
    I loved life the then,..thought it was grand,…But,..the only thing I really miss about that time in my life is the friends and family I have lost over time,…
    I enjoy life just as much now,…I understand it a little better now though,…LOL,…

  • Well said John, through the years we have learned some valuable life lessons and now we that much better for them. I got knocked down, but I got up again!!!

    – vigor

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanalmost 3 years ago

    you were beautiful then, and you are beautiful NOW! a fabulous rockin’ image, my friend!

  • Thank you Barb, this was a fun photo to post, hard to image that I was ever that young!!! hee hee!

    – vigor

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