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First Grade

Posted by
Bettina (Los Angeles, United States) on 11 November 2012 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Just sharing a look back for fun. My first grade. At the Dreilinden Schule in Berlin. Back then, sitting at my desk, I never would have thought I'd be here so many years later, still doing my work at a desk, now no longer moving dots around, but words and words and words. From Berlin to New York City to LA. Who would have known back then.
Have a big project this week.

Sally from Glasgow, United Kingdom

very cute

11 Nov 2012 9:39am

Florence from Paris, France

Little Bettina can be proud. ;-)

11 Nov 2012 10:41am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Lovely b/w image Bettina of the little Bettina........

11 Nov 2012 11:32am

PATRICK from miramas, France


11 Nov 2012 12:11pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

From the small shot i thought it was your daughter, nice home knit jumper.
Lovely shot

11 Nov 2012 1:24pm

Sam from Chennai, India

So cute. Love to see this little Bettina. Thanks for sharing. All the best. :)

11 Nov 2012 2:47pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful look back Bettina! A beauty even then! ;-)

11 Nov 2012 7:30pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

What amazing eyes you have, but I'm sure you've heard that before. Always great to travel down memory lane.

11 Nov 2012 7:54pm

@kiwisa: The better to see you with... ;))

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Very cute :)))

11 Nov 2012 8:27pm

STEED from D, France

Wow !!!! You were already a Seductive !!!!!!!! Cute !!!!!

11 Nov 2012 8:31pm

@STEED: Yes, my math skills were irresistible. ;)

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Lovely story Bettina. It really is so strange when we look back and then try to work out how we got to where we have. I had no idea I'd do what I've done and if you had said to me, aged 40, that I was going to be a writer I would never have believed you.

11 Nov 2012 8:49pm

franz from Baden, Austria

was für ein süßer fratz !!! ist schon komisch, was das leben für manche von uns an überraschungen bereit hält ... ;-)

11 Nov 2012 8:57pm

@franz: LOL. Fratz hab ich schon lange nicht gehört. :) Ja, das Leben hat so manche Überraschungen in sich...

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

Very touching, I like !

11 Nov 2012 11:12pm

Tara from Los Angeles, United States

Awwww!!!! So cute!!!

11 Nov 2012 11:36pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

You've been on quite the journey. I hope it's been fun. ;-)

12 Nov 2012 12:04am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful. what a charmer you were

12 Nov 2012 12:29am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Still, those eyes and that smile tell the story. I agree with Richard about not imagining where we would be, but my life sort of went the other way - I had all sorts of dreams, wanting to be a musician, a teacher, a singer...yet I never had the discipline to get the grades, stick with the plan, be persistent....So smile and DO be happy and amazed with where you are...I am not amazed at all...and so very proud to 'know' you! Always a big hug - dj

12 Nov 2012 1:38am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

awwww . . what a lovely memory to hold and share. When I look back at my childhood groups, I wonder what happened to all the others there with me. I kid myself I could tell who 'made it' and who did not but the truth would be amazingly different, I'm sure.

12 Nov 2012 5:40am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

I like tue retro touch , emotional shot , Phil

12 Nov 2012 8:13am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

When I look back to when I was that age I realize how differently life has turned out from what I dreamed and fantasized....I guess that's part of the magic Betty..the mystery & the suspense of the unknown future that lies in store for us all.

A very sweet, lovely child you certainly were...wonderful snapshot of your childhood Betty! Be well:)

12 Nov 2012 8:15am

Tomix from landerneau, France

Beautiful portrait! 5*!

12 Nov 2012 9:18am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbe portrait, tu es ravissante Bettina :) Belle journée.

12 Nov 2012 10:32am

Philip from London, United Kingdom

very sweet. and very studious!

12 Nov 2012 12:00pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Very nice memory from the past.. Lovely photograph of the younger you :)

12 Nov 2012 12:09pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

So sweet and Lovely :)))

12 Nov 2012 7:09pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

really cute image :)) its lovely to remember like this !

13 Nov 2012 4:59am

k@ from Paris, France

He he, this is so cute, you are lovely and the post as well, great great nostalgia & joy melting here !

13 Nov 2012 7:53am

Joyce from Montana, Ecuador

I love these images of our bright pure innocent enthusiasm of childhood. Still within us.

14 Nov 2012 3:08pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Fantastic share, and shot of you as a young girl, Bettina. Full of life and spirit then, too. I see you in her eyes and in her smile. Thanks for sharing your young self with us. It is a vulnerable thing to do. I think of me at that age, and don't think I had a thought in my head about my future, at all. Just playing in the moment. And i just learned I am at a stage in my life that I can retire. Hard to believe that, too!

14 Nov 2012 11:34pm

|\Mohammad/| from Tehran, Iran

nice moment.

15 Nov 2012 2:20am

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Tout simplement ravissante :-)

16 Nov 2012 1:20pm

rem_la from Villiers, France

un bien joli portait

16 Nov 2012 5:16pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

beau portrait.

16 Nov 2012 9:46pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Deep beautiful kind eyes in a sweet face that looks ahead into the future with hope and anticipation. Very sweet portrait

17 Nov 2012 7:21am

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

A nice portrait. Pleased to meet you

17 Nov 2012 9:51am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

That's kind of memories makes photographer cool people :-)

17 Nov 2012 11:17am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

She (you) is beautiful and a great shot with the lesson at hand, makes me almost want to
get the crayons out and colour it !~

19 Nov 2012 1:01pm

@Phil Morris: You can color my world anytime! You are very good at that!

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

A very poignant and tender posting!

20 Nov 2012 12:07pm