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The ageing process

By AlfieK
I've reached the ripe old age of 80 today and have decided to do a different type of upload. I am in the process of collectingold photographs and family history stuff to hand on to my grandchildren . In doing so, I have put together a short set showing the ageing process over the last 80 years. The first two taken by the village photographer using a glass plate camera. Most of the rest taken on film and the last one is an iPhone selfie. Probably breaking the rules here but here goes.
Thanks for looking and stay safe out there - Alfie

Tags: Ageing Humour and fun

Voters: doverpic, mrswoolybill, SauliusR and 49 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2347 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2021 8:29AM
Eighty years in a few clicks... Happy Birthday! (You share Bill's birthday, he is a few years younger but not that many... )
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
14 Jan 2021 8:32AM

Happy Birthday WinkWinkWink

stay healthy

bluesandtwos 11 466 1 England
14 Jan 2021 8:34AM
Happy Birthday, and what a brilliant idea to do this, it's great! Smile

Something I may well try myself. ( I already have two pictures of me, taken in the same place, in the same pose and even the same shirt!!! but ten years apart) but I love this idea.

14 Jan 2021 8:35AM
Happy birthday Alfie! Great idea to do a series. Smiling at both ends in this wonderful plate-camera image 🙂 look forward to the next ones. Bravo!

Dave 🙂
PhilT2 Plus
11 533 31 England
14 Jan 2021 8:38AM
Happy birthday Alfie 🍾🍾
14 Jan 2021 8:51AM
Happy birthday Alfie,and have a fantastic day🍾🍾🍾
woolybill1 Plus
14 36 76 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2021 8:51AM
Happy birthday Alfie!
I've never been seventy-one before, so this is a first for me too.

That's a splendid collection, Alfie; no reason not to post it here.
I like the Chris Bonington look. Long ago I had very minor hopes in that direction myself, but as I loathe the snow and the cold and suffer from vertigo that didn't last . . . .

Very best wishes
DaveRyder Plus
6 5.0k 7 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2021 8:54AM
Happy Birthday Alfie.
sawsengee Plus
14 6 39 Malaysia
14 Jan 2021 8:56AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Alfie and many more to come. Best wishes for a safe and healthy year to you.
p.s. oooops, the lead image should be classified as Adult Only.Smile
EG Plus
11 24 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2021 9:51AM
Happy birthday Alfie have a good one and your looking good.
Stay well and enjoy.
saltireblue Plus
10 11.4k 70 Norway
14 Jan 2021 9:55AM
'Appy Burfday, Alfie!
Isn't it strange how the top of our heads end up as bare as the baby's bum in the first image! Mine does too.Blush
richmowil Plus
12 437 2 England
14 Jan 2021 10:10AM
Have a good one Alfie.
14 Jan 2021 10:22AM
Great idea. Happy birthday young man!
pauljt Plus
19 10 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2021 10:42AM
Brilliant, Happy Birthday, Alfie
pablophotographer 9 1.8k 396
14 Jan 2021 11:04AM
A lifetme in pictures. Happy birthday.
mex 13 27 3 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2021 11:06AM
All the best Alfie, have a great day.
Stay safe Phil.
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2021 11:13AM
Happy birthday, Alfie.

14 Jan 2021 11:34AM
Happy Birthday, Alfie and you've hardly aged at all.
The biggest noticeable difference of course, is that you wear more clothes these day's. Smile

My very best wishes and try not to get arrested. (Well, you know how it is these day's.)

mac Plus
19 10 Scotland
14 Jan 2021 12:12PM
Happy birthday, Alfie. The eight ages of man? Starting from bare bottom and finishing with bare skin on top, just like me!
14 Jan 2021 12:13PM
Happy Birthday, have a great day. A lovely idea and series, I think it's important to have these picture records for our grandchildren. Stay well and safe.
14 Jan 2021 12:14PM
Happy Birthday Alfie! Great collection
helenlinda Plus
13 367 22 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2021 12:28PM
Happy Birthday on this rather special one. I like what you have put together and am very envious of that wonderful class of 15 children in v2 - no wonder she looks so calm and happy as their teacher !!!
What a lovely set.

Happy birthday

14 Jan 2021 2:48PM
Happy Birthday and a great set too
14 Jan 2021 3:16PM
Happy Birthday to you!
I'll raise a glass tonight!
Cheers Roland
14 Jan 2021 3:23PM
Wonderful set, Alfie. A very happy birthday to you from me and Alfred.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
14 Jan 2021 3:37PM
Happy Birthday---The images are Wonderfull--

I suspect your family will appreciate these images ---be sure to label them with names and dates!
dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1778 England
14 Jan 2021 5:11PM
Many happy returns, Alfie - only 20 to go to the telegram...

I have often wondered about the wisdom of posting nude selfies. Let's see one from your iPhone!
Owdman Plus
5 6 17 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2021 7:18PM
Happy Birthday Alfie. I've done photobooks of all the old family photographs, with text naming as many people as I could identify and passed them around the family for future generations. Colour slides and photographs will certainly not last for ever and I'm not sure about jpegs either.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2021 7:44PM
A terrific set and Happy Birthday
14 Jan 2021 11:15PM
Happy Birthday Alfie wonderful set..Lin
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
14 Jan 2021 11:36PM
Happy Birthday Alfie. What a wonderful idea and the pictures are perfect. Your children will be so pleased you did this for them. We should all do it for our families.
15 Jan 2021 3:23AM
Happy birthday Alfie. What a great idea. And wonderful life images.

So here is an idea..... Have your children or grandchildren do a recorded interview of you. Look up They have formats for suggested interview process. I did that with my other I. Her late eighties....I learned things I never new about her.....and now have her voice on my hard drive.

adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
15 Jan 2021 10:05AM
Sorry Alfie, a rather belated wish but HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU 🎂 !!


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