One of my aunts made a comment about me when I was young, about 5 years old. It was something on the order of “she is like a little old lady” – trying to describe a rather unchildlike, serious nature. I could have let that scar me for life, could have spent my days trying to prove her wrong but I decided I would keep on being myself and just grow into my nature. I have however, gone back into my childhood pictures looking for clues as to why someone would say something like that about me. What I’ve found is that I’ve been the victim of a conspiracy to present me, pictorially, in nothing by upset and unhappy moods. I’m still working on the motive…
All this proves is that pictures capture very brief moments when we don’t even realize how we look. You would not know from what you’ve seen that I am a overwhelmingly optimistic person, to the point of probably irritating some people with my “Pollyanna” viewpoint. Ok, I complain once in a while too but I try not to let my picture be taken when I’m doing it… just sayin’, it makes for bad press.
5 thoughts on “A to Z Family Stories: U for Upset and Unhappy”
This brought back some memories for me as well. My mother has told me numerous times over the years how I always frowned, or had a disgruntled look on my face. Many photos from my youth are much the same as some of yours.
Loved this, brought back so many memories.
Thank you for reading Jean. It is good to go back and remember, isn’t it? This A to Z has been fun for me because of that.
Glad to hear you are optimisitc because as cute as these pics are you look like you’re ready to throw the cake at someone.A little brother, maybe?
Right. I had four of them so it easily could have been. Good observation. 🙂