Are you old enough to remember a photo booth at your local
Woolworth, Zellers, or 5 and dime store?
Do you remember pulling the curtain open, stepping inside and sitting on the adjustable stool then closing the curtain? Put your
quarter in the slot and smile. Then step outside and wait for the
photos to develop and slip out another slot. How fun that was!
And we took some pretty silly photos too. Didn't you?
I think it cost 25 cents for a strip of 4 black and white photos back when I was a kid.
peek a boo
I believe my oldest sister had these made and I'm guessing I was about 3 or 4 and my brother, Johnnie was a year younger.
I think she forgot to wind the stool up. :)
I am about 7 or 8 years old in the above photos.
I remember the coat. It was pale blue wool
and double breasted with white pearl buttons.
Much like The Princess Anne would have worn.
This is the last time I remember being in a photo booth.
It was at Woolworth's in 1965.
That's my best girlfriend, Linda, on the left.
We met in grade 9 at the age of 14 when she moved
from the country into the city just a block down the
street from me. We were in the same homeroom
class in grade 9 and are still friends to this day.
She lives in Ontario now and we haven't
seen each other for a few years but we stay in touch
by mail and phone.
Friends for 48 years! WOW!
Linda and I were stylin' teenagers weren't we?
Those were the days my friend.
We thought they'd never end.
We'd sing and dance for ever and a day.
I wonder if there are photo booths out there now?
Does anyone know?
You'd think with today's technology they'd be pretty slick
and it would probably cost about $5.00 for a strip of 4 photos!
Just a little visit down memory lane.
Have a wonderful weekend my friends.