Thursday, July 21, 2011

Blast from the Past - Stripes!

In honor of another situation I got myself into that would, most assuredly, cause Momma Gump to shake her head (you know, stupid is...), I thought I’d post an old picture for your viewing enjoyment.

After wearing my sunglasses in the pool for an extended period of time a few days ago, I emerged from the water looking like a raccoon. Facebook friends begged for photos. Those friends of mine are sooooo funny!

Anyway, the whole ordeal reminded me of the above photo, which was taken in 1978 in my parent’s back yard at what appears to be a cookout or quite possibly my nephew’s first birthday party on the 4th of July.

Yep. That’s me. The striped one. I was 8. And that work of art was caused by a green and white striped one-piece bathing suit.

Luckily, it faded and slowly but surely my new mask seems to be fading, as well.

P.S. These kids today think they're so original snapping photos of themselves with their cell phones and iPods. We were already doing that 30 years ago with our little plastic cameras and we did it without making those ridiculous fish faces ;)


Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

This cracks me up! I can't believe your suit did that to you...oh how I feel your pain about the raccoon eyes also! And what is it about those fishy faced pics that are all the rage on FB? We should start doing them too...just to make it UN-cool! oxxox

Heather said...

What a cute photo! I thought it was a retro advertisement!

Tyla said...

Kate, what a great idea! That is totally what we should do. Everyone over 30 should begin making the fish faces in all their pics and I think you'd quickly see that fad end. hahah