Who is the Young Woman in That Picture

@BelleStarr (36179)
Portland, Connecticut
September 1, 2016 8:24am CST
Our niece in South Carolina was instant messaging with me yesterday and she put some pictures in the message. Oh my goodness, one of them was me and it is from about 40 years ago. It is a picture her mother took at our mutual in-law's house. I have never seen this picture. Have you ever had someone show you a picture of yourself that you have never seen? I have so many pictures that I have taken over the years but since I am the photographer, I am not in many of them. I laughingly told her that the curly hair I had in the picture was the result of a perm. Today, my hair curls on its own lol. Obviously, I don't look that different, she knew it was me.
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@inertia4 (27268)
• United States
1 Sep 16
Wow. 40 years ago. I remember that like it was yesterday. I am actually embarrassed of my old pictures and even new ones. That's why I don't post any of me.
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@BelleStarr (36179)
• Portland, Connecticut
1 Sep 16
Oh why would you be embarrassed, we all love you and you are who you are!! I certainly wish I was thinner in the picture but hey, that was me!!
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@inertia4 (27268)
• United States
1 Sep 16
@BelleStarr I was thin, then heavy, then thin again and now I am heavy again. I am trying to lose it. I have to. I know what you mean. But I am not that good looking. At least I don't think so.
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@BelleStarr (36179)
• Portland, Connecticut
1 Sep 16
@inertia4 You are good looking inside and that is much more important than what is on the outside!! Don't sell yourself short.
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@Asylum (48288)
• Manchester, England
1 Sep 16
Are you sure that it was 40 years ago and not 15 years?
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@Asylum (48288)
• Manchester, England
1 Sep 16
@BelleStarr My first passport had a photograph that seems to be someone else.
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@MALUSE (37115)
• Germany
1 Sep 16
It's the same with me. I'm usually the photographer and therefore there aren't many photos showing me. I used to have straight hair. When I was in my mid-thirties, my hair developed some large waves. It looks good now without my doing anything.
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@BelleStarr (36179)
• Portland, Connecticut
1 Sep 16
lol My hair got really curly in my 50s especially when the weather is humid. I have summer hair and winter hair and they are very different.
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@JudyEv (116362)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Sep 16
I suppose there are a few photos around of me that I've never seen. This is a nice photo. It's funny how our hair can change like yours did. Mine has always been very, very straight.
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@BelleStarr (36179)
• Portland, Connecticut
1 Sep 16
It is like menopause put the curl in my hair!! lol
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@JudyEv (116362)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Sep 16
@BelleStarr Only perming has ever put curl in my hair!
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@Corbin5 (96692)
• United States
1 Sep 16
That is a wonderful picture! Beautiful hair!! My sister is always posting pictures of both of us from long ago. Kind of wish she would stop doing that!
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@BelleStarr (36179)
• Portland, Connecticut
1 Sep 16
Yah it can get too much!!
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@jaboUK (52879)
• United Kingdom
1 Sep 16
That must have been a lovely surprise to see that. You look great.
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@BelleStarr (36179)
• Portland, Connecticut
1 Sep 16
Thank you I don't remember the day but I do remember the shirt.
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@amadeo (59028)
• United States
1 Sep 16
that is a lovely photo there.I do now and then.Mostly on facebook
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@BelleStarr (36179)
• Portland, Connecticut
1 Sep 16
It is a bit of a surprise, I hardly remember myself at this age.
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@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
1 Sep 16
I would like to see my pictures 40 years ago,sure i might not know it`s me because back then,l was 4 years old and really chubby if i remember correctly. Glad you still look the same or as you say,she knew it`s you.
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@BelleStarr (36179)
• Portland, Connecticut
1 Sep 16
I do look rather the same just a much older version.
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@cindiowens (3844)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2 Sep 16
Where at in SC? I am also in SC. My hair when I was younger was straight. Now it has ringlet curls. lol
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@BelleStarr (36179)
• Portland, Connecticut
2 Sep 16
She is in Mount Pleasant.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
4 Sep 16
@BelleStarr Not sure where that is, but I have hear of it. I am in North Myrtle Beach. (Cherry Grove)
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@BelleStarr (36179)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Sep 16
@cindiowens It is just outside Charleston.
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@simone10 (21692)
• Louisville, Kentucky
3 Sep 16
I love the picture and the curly hair! I remember getting perms all through the 80's. It was the style back then. Now I wear my hair short and I do have a little bit of natural curl at the very ends of my hair.
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@BelleStarr (36179)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Sep 16
lol My hair looks so dark in this picture and it never was that dark but it is me!!
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@simone10 (21692)
• Louisville, Kentucky
4 Sep 16
@BelleStarr It was probably the lighting that makes your hair look darker.
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• United States
1 Sep 16
what a sweet gift, purty lady :) there's very few pics 'f myself - partially coz i despise bein' 't the other end 'f a camera lens.
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@BelleStarr (36179)
• Portland, Connecticut
2 Sep 16
I usually think I look fat so I prefer not to be in pictures but one can never be thin enough can one lol
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• United States
2 Sep 16
@BelleStarr bless yer heart :) i've diff'rent reasons fer not wishin' to be caught by cameras, lol.
@TheHorse (60693)
• Pleasant Hill, California
5 Sep 16
A friend posted one I didn't know existed on Facebook a few months ago. It was us getting int a car when I was 21 and she was 22. End of college days. We looked like we had a lot of energy!
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@BelleStarr (36179)
• Portland, Connecticut
5 Sep 16
It is funny to see pictures that show us in our youth lol
@jstory07 (64292)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Sep 16
That is neat to see pictures of yourself that you have never seen before.
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@BelleStarr (36179)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Sep 16
Yes it was nice to be reminded of my younger self.
@norcal (3218)
• Nevada City, California
2 Sep 16
You look good. I hate pictures of myself.
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@BelleStarr (36179)
• Portland, Connecticut
2 Sep 16
I don't think any of us are ever very kind to ourselves, I think I look fat lol
• China
2 Sep 16
It was a pleasantly surprised to see the picture taken about 40 years ago,which must have induced memories of the glorious youth.
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@BelleStarr (36179)
• Portland, Connecticut
2 Sep 16
I think we all enjoy being reminded of our youth don't we?
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@responsiveme (14225)
• India
2 Sep 16
Thats a nice picture . Yes sometimes I get to see some old photographs in some relative's house.Those are the old fashioned black and white photos.
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@BelleStarr (36179)
• Portland, Connecticut
2 Sep 16
This one is color obviously but not good color.
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@Elizaby (3569)
• Pensacola, Florida
2 Sep 16
You were probably surprised at seeing a picture you didn't know existed from 40 years ago.
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@BelleStarr (36179)
• Portland, Connecticut
2 Sep 16
I really was, it was a blast from the past.
@UncleJoe (9312)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 Sep 16
Woo-hoo! Look at them eyes! Be still my old ticker!
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@BelleStarr (36179)
• Portland, Connecticut
2 Sep 16
lol Now it would be "look at those baggie eyes" lol Thank you!!
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@Juliaacv (27960)
• Canada
1 Sep 16
Yes, I can easily recognize you here, your eyes and face, even behind the lovely dark locks remain the same.
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@BelleStarr (36179)
• Portland, Connecticut
2 Sep 16
Yes my hair does look really dark in that picture and it never really was, it is a medium brown with a reddish hint. I think the picture has a funny tint to it because the one of my husband is overly dark too. I never ever had black hair and when I color it I go lighter not darker. I am not quite that pale either I am ruddy!! lol
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@Tampa_girl7 (24404)
• United States
1 Sep 16
I love looking through photographs. That is a nice one of you.
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@BelleStarr (36179)
• Portland, Connecticut
1 Sep 16
Thank you it is very much as I remember myself from that time period.