Would you get behind them if only you could find them?


I was given this pic of my Mama by my eldest sister over the weekend.
She's in her teens here, so it must be mid/late 40's-she was born in 1929.
Her parents had a farm at Nambour, Queensland, and Mama was taken out of school at a young age to help out in the fields.
Not exactly a glamourous country life, but she looked the part!

Look at those legs!

X

28 comments:

LUCEWOMAN said...

Indeed! Those legs are worthy of a Desiree style flash! I can see the likeness, and I almost get the sense there's an intrivrrt/extravert conflict with her personality.
The farm work probably helped shape that fab figure, don't fancy trying it myself though!

Misfits Vintage said...

OOH YOU ARE THE ABSOLUTE SPITS OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL MAMA! She's beautiful and so are you, amor! Love you more than tractors, Sarah xxxxx

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

Well now we know where you get your looks and your lovely legs from! She's a beauty yer mum is! :D

delia hornbook said...

aahh what a lovely photo i can just see you sat on the back with her she looks like she had a great sense of fun. dee xx

Melanie said...

What a lovely picture, you look so alike!

Dashfield Vintage said...

Nooo sometimes my computer is a pain in the butt and won't let me see certain photos the people post. It's doing that right now and I am SO annoyed!

Sue said...

You got her legs Helga!!! Cool photo, and wicked old truck. Glad you liked your parcel ♥

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Ooohh... how fantastic! Imagine being around then. Totally digging her style. What's your Mum's name, darl?

I was born in Qld, too. :D

La Dama said...

Oh look at your sweet Mama! You look exactly like her. I can see exact same smile as you and don't to mention her long sexy legs.
Besotes

The Grande Dame said...

Definitely a resemblance there! She looks rather cheeky & fun. What a great photo to have.

Louise said...

I do love old pictures, and indeed what a great pair of pins. Can definitely see the family resemblence. Xx

pastcaring said...

Ah I DO see a resemblance, I bet your mama could be a minx, just like you! And you definitely inherited those fine pins!
My mum was a farm girl too, she was also a Land Girl just after the end of the war, so she has photos featuring tractors and headscarves too!
I think you could recreate the 40s look very nicely, Helga! xxxx

Vintage Curly Girly said...

I can see the resemblance and you got her lovely legs. It's a great photo.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

we all agree, you've inherited some sexy pins! Love her clothes too, a lot more relaxed than my Nana's clothes of the same period (all down to the weather I guess!)

Hannah said...

What a beautiful snap, and indeed gorgeous legs xx

Joni James said...

Great photo! She looks quite happy even though it looks as though she's headed out for some heavy labor.

LandGirl1980 said...

I want to get on the back of that truck and see where she is going!

MistressCatgirl said...

My grandmother was a migrant worker. She traveled all over the South Western United States. She was forced to leave school at age 6. She never went back. She was a very interesting lady. I miss her.

Vix said...

She's gorgeous! She smiles just like you do and yes, killer legs. What a beautiful woman she was and I'm glad to see that she dressed to the nines at all times (rather like you)!
Love you!!!!
Vix
xxxx

Krista said...

I can see where you get your ravenous appetite for adventure in this one snapshot of your Mama. She is beautiful as are you!
XOXO
Krista

Style Sud-Est said...

Gorgeous Helga

You look just like your maman!

Coooool pic

Ariane xxxx

Lucy Nation said...

I know everyone's said it but you look exactly like your mum. Women in those days were so effortlessly stylish weren't they xxx

Vintage Coconut said...

YUP! Your surely your Mother's Daughter.
I would love to live on a farm... it's one of my dreams. =D

Ivy Black said...

Oh yeah...just like mum! She's a beauty and what a pair of pins.
xxxxxx

Rose&Bird said...

Your mum looks amazing and you've clearly inherited her looks! I think true style shines through whatever your lifestyle x

Trees said...

What fabulous legs! I'm from a farming family too and when I see what my nana wore on the farm back in the 50's/60's it was SO glam compared to the overalls my mum wore in the 90's!

karensomethingorother said...

I love old photos. I often wish we didn't have digital cameras. There's nothing like a roll of film filled with surprises.

CityScape Skybaby said...

Sorry for popping up here out of the blue Helga, I was waylaid by the posts at the bottom of your post as usual and found this lovely pic of your mum and had to comment on how like her you are. My mum was a farm girl too, over in Ireland. I love seeing people's old photos! xx