Mighty Life List
Mar 2 2009

This is My Grandma

This is My Grandma, originally uploaded by MaggieMason.

My aunt sent me this photo when she passed away, and I keep it on our fridge. Invariably, people comment on how much they like the old-timey photo of me.

35 Responses to “This is My Grandma”

  • jane Says:

    Wow your Grandma looks absolutely stunning and like she was one heck of a woman. Just look at that jaunty angle for the hat.

  • Kristin Says:

    Your grandma looks beautiful and fierce! Awesome picture!

  • Kaylyn Says:

    She does look A LOT like you! :) Wow.

  • NaysWay Says:

    I love b&w’s of old photos. Everyone looks so regal and fancy. Boy, your Grandma looks like she’s got something to hide in those eyes. Very pretty.

  • Daffodil Campbell Says:

    *THAT* is an awesome photo. I don’t have many photos of my grandmother, my mom and I were just saying that the other day……I don’t know who I look like – but you clearly have your answer !

  • Betsy Says:

    WOW! That is SO you!!!!!! Get that puppy in a frame!

  • Bonnie Says:

    Stunning. Not only do you look just like her, but you’ve got the same knowing, up-to-something spark in your eye.

  • derfina Says:

    Oh, my…What long, slender toes you have. Well, all but that one little piggie on the very end that goes WEEWEEEWEEEEWEEEEEEE all the way home!

  • beyond Says:

    i almost think that you’re playing a trick on us and that IS you. the two of you look eerily alike.

  • hi kooky Says:

    She’s positively amazing. You definitely inherited her beauty.

  • Megan Says:


    And weird! I just uploaded an oldie today, too. And while no one would say I’m a ringer for my great gran, it’s a goodie.


  • Aimee Greeblemonkey Says:

    So. Weird. First, yes – you are TWINS. So awesome.

    Second, I uploaded some vintage pics to Flickr just today of my mom, grandparents and greatgrandparents. I look like my mom, but especially like my grandmother.

  • Auntie Says:

    I love that picture. And I love that you are sharing it on your blog. Yes, as you age you look more and more like your Grandma when young. I have enjoyed the comments. I sure miss her.

  • Steph Says:

    Wow, the similarity is amazing. You should have a photo done in exactly the same outfit/style…

  • Maggeh Says:

    Steph, that’s actually an item on my life list.

  • Maggeh Says:

    Megan, I love the story behind your grandma photo. So intriguing.

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  • Lara Says:

    That is amazing and absolutely lovely.

  • Puanani Says:

    Wow. Really lovely.

  • allison Says:

    She’s foxy.

  • nic Says:

    what a gift!

  • Cindy Says:

    Your Grandma is stunning and so are you. It must be nice to be able to look back an know who in your family you look like. I’m such a bizarro mix of both sides, that I don’t look like any one, not even my siblings. Sometimes people even ask me if my sister-in-law is my sister because we look more alike then I do with my actual sister.

  • Kate Costello Says:

    I have a photo of my grandmother that gets much the same reaction. I love it! And that photo o f your grannie is fab.

    Me w/ 40’s hair: http://pics.livejournal.com/anthrokeight/pic/0008ae2d/


    It doesn’t quite do the resemblance justice, but still… Additionally, the photo of my dad’s father looks remarkably like my wee brother, as well.

  • Tracie Says:

    She is beautiful!! You have inherited her beauty.

  • Kate Says:

    That’s so special. Somehow I look like both of my parents and yet nothing like either of my Grandmothers. What a neat thing that you share so much with her!

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  • denise Says:

    grandmother on which side?

  • Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com Says:

    You do look alot like her. What a wonderful gift =)

  • Mareshia Says:

    You two are so beautiful and look so eerily similar that this entry sent me on a bender for several days thinking about death and the afterlife. This bender is subsiding with my seeking both spiritual and psychological counseling. Threw me for a loop for sure, brings mortality to the forefront and makes me want to live and forgive for the future that might so closely resemble me. YIKES. A headful, a mouthful a heartful.

  • BOSSY Says:

    Wow, isn’t lineage remarkable? Not just similar in looks, but you and your grandmother share a little inner somethin’ somethin’.

  • MayB Says:

    Completely and utterly stunning. You are lucky to have genes like that. The pictures of my grandmothers make me think it is lucky they procreated at all.

  • Jessica Says:

    That is a TRIP. I would have absolutely thought that was you if you hadn’t set us straight. Fantastic! And how cool – you’re carrying Grandma on right down the line. Excellent.

  • Meetzorp Says:

    Well, you sure do take after your gran as a young woman.

    I did up my hair all old-timey once and put on a lot of red lipstick and a old-fashioned hat I had made, and lo, I turned into my Grandma Davis, circa 1943.

    Genetics is crazy stuff!

  • Jessica Says:

    Nice feet.