Thursday, May 8, 2014

Final TTF at The Thrifty Groove

It's True! 
No more Thrifty Things Friday!
Why you ask?
Diann and I have had so many changes in our lives the last few years and the last few months we have been struggling to give TTF the attention it deserves.  We both plan to continue blogging but just need to end the weekly commitment of TTF.
Thank you all for your participation over the years. 

This week I'm sharing a little thing from my past.  As I go through Mom's treasures I've found many that I will take home with me...but I also found a few of my own! 
I was a Girl Scout from Brownies through Senior Scouts when I graduated from High School.
For most of those years my Mom was by my side as my Girl Scout leader.  We made some amazing memories during those years.
In 1967 as they were taking the photos for the 1968 Girl Scout Calendar, I found myself lucky enough to be asked to one of the photo shoots.
Here is an article that was in the local paper about some girls from my area being in the calendar.
(Side view of girl with short hair is me)
I wish I could say I was in a big photo inside but
I did make the back cover and I'm really proud of that!  It was a fun experience for sure!
As you can tell my Mom was glad to point out which one was me!
One of the few small 'claims to fame' I've had in my life!   It was fun to come across the article and calendar while going through Mom's things!

I hope you will join Diann and I for one last

Thanks Diann for letting me join you and for being such a great friend. 

Wishing you Joy,



~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is a wonderful accomplishment and how much special to have your mother participating, too! She is so both are. I'm glad you shared this. I feel proud of you, too! Hugs!

Vicky Hunt said...

I love this Linda! I was a Girl Scout for a few years but where I made the best memories was as a co-leader for my daughter's troops over the years. She was in through all her school years until she graduated high school. She earned her silver award and we did some awesome things! We even raised money and out troop flew to NYC for a few fun! GS creates such lasting memories! Have a blessed evening...Vicky

20 North Ora said...

Girl Scouts was a valuable part of my life also and taught me many important life traits. I really enjoyed Scouting.

Congratulations on the calendar! That was quite an honor!


Shelia said...

I just love this, Linda! Look at you all cute and stuff in your little uniform! What memories.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jojo said...

Such a precious memory!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What great treasures to have. I am sure you are glad your Mother has kept them all this time.

I can understand not having the time. I know I have really appreciated all the bloggers who have hosted, and/or still hosting the weekly events. I can see how time consuming it is.
Thanks to you both for what you have done.

joanne said...

a big thank you ladies for bringing us treasures to drool over each week.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

These were a lot of fun to view! :) A lovely walk down Memory Lane :)

Jill said...

You really were famous, Linda! That is so sweet!

Thanks for all the work you and Diann put into TTF - sorry to see it go...

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Lol I commented on part of this post on the post before! Take care and enjoy your time back home.

Claudia said...

Love this post, my friend. You and your mother are lovely. I was a Girl Scout, too - such great memories!


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Loved seeing your girl scout uniform! My Mom saved all mine.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

LOVE this post Linda! Our memories are the most precious thing we have. You sure were a cute Girl Scout!

Thanks so much for hosting the TTF party for all of us. It's been great fun.

the cape on the corner said...

what great memories to come across!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

No wonder I instantly liked you Linda!!! "Girl Scouts together - that is our song"!! I was also a GS from Brownies to Sr. Scout!! Then I was the GS leader for my two daughters from Brownies to Cadettes.
My bestest Girlfriends, I met through being a GS leader!!
Love that shot of you and your Mom!! Beautiful Ladies!!!
Have a wonderful weekend Linda!!

Sarah said...

Linda, this is a wonderful post for a final Thrifty Things Friday. Thank you for sharing!
You and your mother have a life long loving relationship. What a gift for each of you.
Happy Mother's Day to both of you.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a sweet surprise to find this in your mom's things, you're so lucky she treasured it and saved it all these years. Love your pictures!!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Look how beautiful you and your mom are. What a wonderful keepsake. xo Laura

Susan said...

Mom's are great for keeping the treasures of our life...and what a beautiful treasure it is! XOXO

bj said...

o, wonder your mom saved all have a right to be very proud. So glad you have these memories...xoxo

Audrey said...

Thanks for sharing your Girl Scout memories with us. Great treasures and a wonderful Mom to have kept these for you.
Thanks too for your part in bringing TTF for everyone. It will be missed.
Be blessed.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Maureen Wyatt said...

Great memories to find in that calendar and clipping! My mom was an avid guide leader and my sis and I went through Brownies and Guides and spent our summers at camp. The skills we learned have served us well in line. You were quite a cutey!

Nancy's Notes said...

Linda, how proud your mom is of you, no doubt! How wonderful to find these great clippings! I too was a girl scout and mom a leader, what fun times.
Sweet post, sweet friend.

Art and Sand said...

LOVE the pictures of you and your mom and how wonderful that she kept everything.

I am sorry to see your party go, but with moving mom and then settling her in, you are going to be quite busy.

How fun for Tiger to have both grandma and great grandma to spoil him.

Chatty Crone said...

I understand about the time factor! And you were a cutie batootie! And I know I didn't spell that right. sandie

Melanie said...

How cool that you found these old Girl Scout clippings! You should put them in some sort of archival scrapbook to protect them forever. What great memories.

Susan said...

p.s. on May 13 - Hi Linda. I wanted to thank you for your kind words on my post about Honey Cat dying.

It's a week today and the sadness lingers. It was a very big loss for me.

Your comment helped me a lot. Thanks. Susan

Consider It All Joy said...

That find is probably one of the BEST ever!! Hope you are continuing to enjoy time with your mom while taking care of 'business'! Blessings, Cindy

Diann said...

How fun! What a great memory treasure Linda! And thank you for being such an awesome co-host and friend!! I am glad you are home. Just enjoy it while you can before you head back to Texas!

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mrs. c said...

WOW! I too was a Girl Scout but did not go as far as you did. I love to find the vintage scout items. How are you doing? Sorry I have been so busy with school and I have not checked my blog lately. Hope all is going well with your mom.

Ivy and Elephants said...

How cool that you have all these great treasures. The girl scout pieces are priceless!

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Nancy's Notes said...

Thinking about you! Guess you are still back at home! Know you are enjoyed each moment!


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