Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The last on Heidi

My brother looking down a street in Buenos Aires.

My mother used to sew most all my clothes. After reminiscing yesterday about Heidi, I thought of a "Heidi dress" she created for me. Or at least that is what I called the dress. It was actually a skirt with a bib and straps that crossed in the back. I loved LOVED LOVED that dress.

I actually could believe I was Heidi when I wore it!

Argentina was a wonderful place to be 'Heidi'. We were far away from family, from all we knew to be familiar to us. And, like Heidi, the strange life became our new life. We loved Argentina and cried for days when we were transferred. I pulled the dramatic teenage angst on my parents, how moving would ruin my life and they would be to blame and they should feel guilty...

The beauty of Argentina is still in my heart and will never be stolen from me.

7 comments:

FA said...

What great pictures...and great memories to go with it. Thanks for sharing.

I answered your question on my blog. I hope you receive the "follow-up" comments.

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allhorsestuff said...

Seems we both were reminicing of late huh!How fun you rode the retired Polo Ponies.
That was an excellent Post as well...to read of the dreamland of youth and that dress was great! Your parents were very hansome.

Dream on and smile girl...it is refreshing!
KK

altadenahiker said...

Brenda, my mom made me a Heidi dress too! There must have been a pattern for it. I remember the straps kept falling down.

What a handsome family. Your mother is lovely.

Christy Pinheiro, EA ABA said...

I love old family photos-- I just spent time with my own family this week looking though old pictures. It was great.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Karin, funny you had the same Heidi outfit! Yes, the straps were a nuisance, but it was still my favorite outfit. It was probably a McCalls pattern (I'm afraid to askif you remember Betsy McCall?).

Christie, FA and KK - the trip back in time was/is fun! I'm glad you all stuck with me on it. A total "Blast from the Past"!

sealaura said...

love learning more about you. those pictures are so lovely and nostalgic. Norm and I send hugs.