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January 29, 2009

Flashback Friday: Best Bathing Suit Ever!

I’ve seen some wild bathing suits in my time, but I never expected to see one on my mom.  So when I found this picture, I was delighted.


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This was taken in April 1971, and I had just turned 4. More impressively for my mom, Aunt Su had just turned 1. She didn’t get to party with my mom in her chain bikini, although I did.


I’m calling it a chain bikini, but I bet the purpose of the chains was so that she could tell my very Southern grandmother that of course she was wearing a one piece bathing suit at the beach, and why would she think otherwise?

My sisters and I worshiped the Jackie O glasses so much that I still have them.  They’ve traveled to 70’s parties around the country.  They may not be worth much money, but they are full of memories.

The hat though, looks like a refurbished pinata.

I published some thoughts and pictures of my mother when she died.  I don’t know if I mentioned it then, but one thing people said, and still say, is that she was such a classy lady.  It’s good to know that she let her wild side show through when she got away at the beach.  I bet people would pay good money for a view of that get-up from the rear.


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17 Responses to “Flashback Friday: Best Bathing Suit Ever!”

  1. Your mom looks incredibly glamorous in this photo and I am seriously IMPRESSED with the abs… after two babies?! Wow. I love the posts about your mom.

  2. I looked, not closely, and I swore that was you.

    How lovely for you to take so much after such a foxy lady!

    withgrace’s last blog post..Mute swans covered in oil when a train derailed and spilled…

  3. Love flashing back! Just for you, I made sure I had fabulous sunglasses on in my flashback pic this time. 🙂

    pendy’s last blog post..Flashback Friday: Beach 1984

  4. Awesome doesn’t even begin to cover it. Years ago my husband and I volunteered to help his grandmother clean out her garage whence we found a hat that looks EXACTLY like the top of a crayon (all point, no brim) festooned with orange flowers. We cherish that hat (we kept it), and marvel that any human would have voluntarily donned it.

    jamie’s last blog post..Wonder Pets? We’re On Our Way.

  5. Definitely a classy lady in her “one-piece”. What a figure too, only a year after her 2nd child!

    I have joined in with the carnival today for the first time.

    JanMary, N Ireland’s last blog post..Wedding Memories

  6. Joining Flashback Friday! This is quite fun and forced me to learn how to scan a picture! Thank you!

    Dawson’s last blog post..Flashback Friday: Beach

  7. What a fabulous picture, your mom was GOREGOUS. I’d never look that good in a bathing suit like that after two children.

    Very glam!!

    sam {temptingmama}’s last blog post..And The Winner Is –

  8. She looks awesome! The sunglasses are so glam!

    For my MILs 70th birthday celebration at my house I did a picture collage that included a pic of her on the beach in a tiny white bikini looking perfect – after 4 children. Un-freakin-believable.

    Amy’s last blog post..What Was I Saying?

  9. What a great suit. When I first opened the page I also thought it was a picture of you. I love those sunglasses.

    Marissa’s last blog post..Bloggy Giveaway Carnival

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  11. In honor of your photos and story of your mother, I have chosen a past post that was a tribute to my Italian grandmother… my Nonna. She never wore such a cool bathing suit (actually I don’t think she EVER wore a bathing suit) but she was a grand lady.

    pyzahn’s last blog post..Oh, the possibilities

  12. For a split second, I thought that was you!

    Joy East of theKingdom’s last blog post..Redneck Mecca

  13. Love the photo. The glasses make her look like a movie star (the hat not so much).

    Andi’s last blog post..Flashback Friday: Tracy

  14. I am so happy for you that you have lovely photos and many fond memories of your mother. I am sorry that you lost her so early, though. My mom and I don’t get along and it’s not easy for me to even be around her. I thought it would get better as I got older, but it’s actually getting worse. Mental illness is a tough thing.

  15. I didn’t know if your theme today, “Free for all” refers to posting on any topic or fighting among siblings. My post covers both, just to be on the safe side.

    Ross’s last blog post..Flashback Friday # 23

  16. What a hottie! My mom was 50 when I was 10, swimwear around our pool was not glam. But I do have the fondest memories of swimming with her. She will be 88 soon and we can’t wait for summer, she still swims everyday.

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