Monday, February 2, 2009

Forever Young

This photograph was taken about ten years ago, when my husband's french grand mother was in her mid 80's (yes, 80's). That's my father-in-law on the front, who was no kid either. I was inspired to post this up today by some other photographs of older people retaining their beauty and sense of youth. By the way, she may be in her late 90's now, but she still gets dressed up and goes out on the town. Gotta love her.
If you click on the image, you will see in detail how beautiful she really is. Note the mandatory cigarette in my father-in-laws hand. The motorcycle was my husbands. The setting was where we were living, in Entrecasteaux, France.

8 comments:

XAVS said...

That is such a lovely photo!!!! Beautiful light and lovely faces...the look 'forever young' you're right!
Kiss,
XX

Jack Daniel said...

wow, you've lived in france?? That's great. Can you speak a little french? I just checked it out on the map and it's quite in the south, isn't it? :)
Thanks for the comment on my blog.

diane said...

RE XAVS: Thank you for the kiss and hugs.
Re JD: Oui, mais c'est pas habitude maintenaint, aussi j'ecrit comme une idiot.

Yes, it's in the south, an hour north of Toulon. But the winters are excruciatingly cold there, ugh.

Dr Zibbs said...

I don't want to brag but my Grand Pappy is 103 and just ran with the bulls...

OK. I'm lying.

Cait said...

What beautiful country and beautiful people!

Thanks for the note. Oh, I love listening to all sorts of things kids tell me while working at the lib. But the "virginias" come from me..I suppose. I was very very little and barely talking since I listened so much to my brother, explaining body parts..according to my Mom. Anyway, I hadn't any hair even at 3 and the plummer was trying to get out a rubber ducky by brother had stuck in the toilet..and the man kept saying to me..who had to watch him at work..you're such a cute little boy and I kept saying No I'm not a boy because I have vagina. And all he got out of it. "Oh, your name is Virginia..." This is the story my mother keeps telling and telling. But The "Find me a dirty boy"..is from a commercial for AXE shampoo. I really adore the commercial of the girl whispering into a pigs ear this line and it goes through the mall, jumping off a ledge when it finds a boy playing a video game..and he knocks the boy over and the girls dump water on him and wash his hair. I just had to work that line into the story..somehow.

Magenpie said...

I would like to live in france too I envy you so. i might go and live in AMerica at some point. :)

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

Great photo diane!!
You are surrounded by very interesting people, but what would I expect else from a very interesting person!

sallymandy said...

Wonderful! I'm always thrilled to see older people showing us how it can be done. She's lovely, and he's suave.

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