Saturday, 18 December 2010

Beyond Recognition?

At the beginning of the week, I went into a Post Office in a local town, one I had never used before. One of the assistants behind the counter came over to talk to me. She asked, " Was my name Diane?","Did I used to live in a certain village?". I looked at her but didn't recognise her. She explained that she was about 12 years older than me, but had lived just around the corner from me when I was little and she recognised me!!!. The last time she saw me, I would have looked like this. I still have the fringe, and the bags under the eyes, but I thought I had changed a bit more than that! I love it when bizarre things like this happen.


22 comments:

Kathy said...

What a great story! It's nice to know you haven't changed a bit!
Love the smocked dress ... I remember them well1
Love Kathy xxx

Lisa said...

How fab! I bet it was the smile that gave you away1
Lisa x

BusyLizzie said...

That is brilliant!

Jacquie said...

Awww, isn't that great, so flattering.Like Lisa, I expect it was probably your lovely smile :0)
Jacquie x

Jo said...

That proves that you must still have your youthful looks.

dubgirl said...

You look very cute x

Gilly said...

Aaah! Isn't she sweet!! Might have been those twinkling eyes?

diane said...

It is exciting when you get blown away by a blast from the past.

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

That's lovely Diane and what a lovely photo ... 1958 and 1959 were brilliant years x

cieldequimper said...

What a very pretty child you were!

I don't think we change THAT much, none of us. And I hope we all still have our inner child.

topchelseagirl said...

What a pretty little girl you were and you haven't changed much. x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

aahh it must have been that sweet smile that gave you away :-)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Shows just how young you are:) Diane

Rosie said...

How wonderful to be remembered! It will be your lovely smile and twinkling eyes that haven't changed a bit:)

Country Girl said...

Some people are just very good at recognising others even after many years. I am hopeless with names and faces which occasionally causes me embarrassment!

summerfete said...

Hi cutie pie!!

Northern Snippet said...

That's amazing but I had a similar experience a couple of years ago.I was invited to go back to my old school to take a Maths class(I had been left over 20 years).As I walked into the staff room,my old maths teacher said hello and called me by my full name.I couldn't believe it.She looked the same other than her once brown bob was now completely silver!

harmony and rosie said...

Ah that is so sweet, fancy recognising you. I take it you weren't wearing the same dress (slightly larger size naturally!) ..

Deb said...

Awwwww, I think I'd remember that happy little face, too!

Purrfect Haven said...

just shows with the light behind you lovely things can happen with other lovely people. Wonderful. Helen

Green thumb said...

You were and still are so cute!xxx

The Curious Cat said...

That is so bizarre - she must have recognised you from your eyes or grin maybe? Great memory she must have! Or maybe it was just a sort of vibe? Either way...pretty amazing! And you look v cute in the photo! xxx