Flashback Friday: 1966

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Pencil Portrait
Artist: Wendy T. Wallace
Drawn: 11-25-1994

Fifty-three years ago…10:38am. I did a post last year with more background information and some nostalgia.

I stopped posting on July 15, as the following day, I wound up in the ER. As my maternal grandmother would say “I had a spell with my heart.” Luckily, it turned out to be nothing life threatening but, it scared me. After six weeks of rest and some lifestyle changes, I’m good.

I’m not fond of a lot of fanfare regarding my birthday. I prefer to have the day to myself. I’m mostly an introvert but, I can be extroverted for short periods of time. Here is a personal toast to still being upright and walking.

My likeness was sketched by artist Wendy T. Wallace of Greensboro, back in November of 1994. I sat for her at a Christmas shopping festival at the Greensboro Coliseum…as I recall. This was ten years after high school graduation.

45 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: 1966

    jmshistorycorner said:
    August 31, 2019 at 12:30 am

    Happy birthday! Nice to see your face 🙂

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 31, 2019 at 1:23 am

      Thank you and, I wish it was STILL my face. I was 28 in the drawing. I’m 53, now. I have more wrinkles and my hair is not quite as thick, anymore. The good news is, I weigh less than I did then, my hair is still dark (a few grays and no coloring) and it’s still fairly thick. I still have most of my teeth and most of my marbles.

    badfinger20 said:
    August 31, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Well, a very Happy Birthday young lady! Glad you are feeling better…you were missed.

    Great drawing…a lot of hair there…I do see some Lindsay Wagner

    I checked out her art…I really liked how she draws light…it looks like the actual sun is providing the light in a few.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 31, 2019 at 1:55 am

      Thank you. It is good to be feeling better.

      Wendy is an incredible artist. I WISH I could draw like that. And, I WISH I looked like Lindsay Wagner. I always wanted her to be my mom. She and I are built the same and, are the same height. My hair is VERY dark, tho. It is still ‘thickish’ but, nothing like when I was in my 20s & 30s.

      Wendy was a lovely lady to talk to.

        badfinger20 said:
        August 31, 2019 at 2:02 am

        She is very talented. I loved those paintings the article showed.
        It was the hair that reminded me of her.
        Lindsey still looks good at her age.

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          August 31, 2019 at 2:25 pm

          I read where she stated that she had a vision and was influenced to paint the Christ era art. Wow.

          Lindsay had gorgeous hair but, I always thought my hair looked more like Lynda Carter’s, esp. her 1st season as WW (those two are buddies, BTW…).

          Yes she does and ditto Lynda.

            badfinger20 said:
            August 31, 2019 at 6:28 pm

            The vision told her correct because she is great.

            Now I have the Wonder Women theme in my head.

    hanspostcard said:
    August 31, 2019 at 2:41 am

    Glad you are feeling much better and also glad to see you back.

    MichaelStephenWills said:
    August 31, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Happy Birthday, welcome back. Best to take it slow.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 31, 2019 at 2:29 pm

      Thank you! I agree…slow & easy.

    the britchy one said:
    August 31, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Happy Birthday! I’m sorry you had such a scare too, that must have been terrifying.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 31, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks, Love. We’ve both had our hands full. I need to touch base with you on email.

    Silk Cords said:
    August 31, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Happy slightly belated birthday. Ours are only a few days apart actually. 😀

    Really glad you’re feeling better also.

    Rusty Armor said:
    August 31, 2019 at 11:07 am

    I envy sketchers … I lack the gene, apparently. I sure tried …
    Glad to see you back. I do know a little bit about those sudden upheavals when the ticker decides to change your lifestyle. Also understand about celebrating b’days privately, but best wishes for the year to come. The fifties were my most satisfying years. I wouldn’t mind repeating them.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 31, 2019 at 2:56 pm

      I’ve done quite a bit of sketching over the years. I was never very good @ people, tho. I could do landscapes & still art fairly well. I’ve painted, too. I suck @ watercolors. My mom had me in every kind of art you could think of…from charcoals & pastels to digging up dirt in my art teacher’s backyard for sculpting. I’ve even done burlap-backed clay gouging to print images with. My fave will always be photography, tho.

      I have an arrhythmia that is mild but, it gets aggravated when my electrolytes get out of whack. As I have aged, I’ve had to swear off caffeine and I have to be careful with alcohol. I’m also an ex-smoker so, THAT didn’t help. I was a light smoker in my teens, heavier in my 20s & 30s, quit for 12 years, started back up for 5 more years and, finally, gave up. I am my own worst enemy. *sigh*

      Thanks for the well wishes. I need all I can get.

      I wanna be eight years old, again…no bills, no jobs, no ailments, no complicated relationships… Just ice cream, imagination, swimming, snowmen, riding bikes, hide & seek, jump rope, dinner and a bath. No worries…

    Dayphoto said:
    August 31, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    You are beautiful! I am so glad you are doing better, back to blogging, and to know you made it through the life-changing event. Happy Birthday, My Friend

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 31, 2019 at 6:45 pm

      You are WAY too kind! LOL! When she was done and turned it around for me to see, all I could think was “OMG. I have a FAT FACE!” Now, I wish I had that face, again. Wrinkles, dry & drooping skin, hair thinning… Yikes.

      Thank you for the well wishes. Most appreciated!

        Dayphoto said:
        September 1, 2019 at 4:03 pm

        I have the same skin…makes me shudder sometimes, but then I think…well, I am 70! 🙂

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          September 1, 2019 at 2:25 pm

          Well…you look damn fine, 70 or otherwise. I can only HOPE to be as healthy as you when I get there. Country life suits you.

            Dayphoto said:
            September 2, 2019 at 4:50 pm

            I miss farming, though, maybe next spring we will do so again. Terry is missing it also. Thank you

              The Hinoeuma responded:
              September 2, 2019 at 1:06 pm

              Tending the land…I miss my GM’s farm. I understand.

    Chocoviv said:
    August 31, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Happy birthday 🥳

    JT Twissel said:
    August 31, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Nice drawing!

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 31, 2019 at 6:46 pm

      Wendy is a stunning artist. No doubt. I wish I had her talent.

    floatinggold said:
    August 31, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Happy Birthday!
    I prefer quiet B-days as well. I just came back from a B-day celebration during which someone said: “You always celebrate your Bday with the family” Well… pass.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 31, 2019 at 6:50 pm

      I don’t even celebrate with family. I don’t live near any of them.

        floatinggold said:
        August 31, 2019 at 6:56 pm

        Same. That’s why I thought it was a bit of a jab at me.

    A Curious Introvert said:
    August 31, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Happy Birthday!🙂 Welcome back and I’m glad you’re feeling better.🙂

    bayphotosbydonna said:
    August 31, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Happy Birthday Vic! Very glad to know things are alright and you’re good now. 🙂 Love the drawing, beautiful! Please be safe with oncoming Dorian!!

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      September 1, 2019 at 12:04 am

      Thank you, muchly.

      Wendy is very talented.

      We are watching Dorian. It could be bad…

    BlackSheep said:
    September 1, 2019 at 11:33 am

    Happy belated!

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      September 1, 2019 at 2:23 pm

      Tank you, tank you…❤

    bottomlesscoffee007 said:
    September 3, 2019 at 1:15 am

    Victoria, happy birthday beautiful!

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      September 2, 2019 at 11:41 pm

      Hey, Coffee! You disappeared for a while. Then, I went on hiatus. How you been? Britchy was gone for quite a while, too.

      And, you are very kind. Thank you. I was 28 when I sat for that. Time flies!

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