Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Photo Flashback

It is that time again. Friday Photo Flashback.

The time when we dig through old boxes of photos from the pre-digital era (aka The Dark Ages) and share certain choice photos with friends and family and perfect strangers. How fun is that? Obviously, I think it is pretty fun, because here I am, doing it again!

This party is hosted by Alicia at More than Words and I hope you'll head on over to see what everyone has pulled out of their photo boxes to share with us all.

As for me, this is a picture of me the summer following high school graduation as I pose with my first love: my first car! I loved that car...it was so cheerful, fun, and fast (sorry, Dad! I know you adjusted the throttle so I couldn't go too fast, but still, I had to push it.)...it took me to the beach, to flirt with boys, and to work and school. That car was freedom. I don't think I can overstate how much I loved that car.

The other things that caught my eye when I looked at this picture? Man, I was tan...really, really tan. Wow, I guess I've always liked long skirts (look, that was LONG for 1981). Oh, yeah, and I thought I was super fat back then...I wish I could go back to her and convince her she wasn't fat...sigh. Finally, I'm barefoot. I was always barefoot. My mom and I used to get in arguments because she'd tell me that I couldn't drive barefoot (I did...I just put shoes in the car in case I saw her before I got out!).


So, that is what I'm sharing with you today...a picture of my first love.

Don't forget to head over to Alicia's to see what everyone else is sharing...it will put a smile on your face - I promise!

12 comments:

momstheword said...

I love that longer hair on you! Yes, you were tanned!!! Wow, I wonder if I have a picture of my first car (it was orange).

You look so pretty! I thought I was fat when I was a teen too, but I wasn't. Goodness, I barely weighed over 100 pounds and I'm 5'6!

momma2thestrainkids said...

so my hubby wants to know what kind of car it is?

DarcyLee said...

What a great car! I love your skirt. I would definitely would have been wearing it back then.

Alicia said...

You had the whole package!!!!! LOL!!!

See..that's why I love this meme so much because we all get to share all our fond memories!!!!

Kathy C. said...

Aww...I love that photo, it's classic looking. I love your skirt. :)

mimi said...

That is a great car...I love the color! And I agree, cute skirt :)

Andrea said...

U look great with your first love..

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Cool car!! Thanks for visiting my blog today. :)

Muthering Heights said...

LOL, I love driving barefoot! I usually do in the summer, just so that my flip flops don't catch the pedals...

:)

Beth in NC said...

What a great picture! I am always barefooted too.

Days of Whine & Noses said...

fantastic car!

thanks for stopping by my blog!

♥RocĂ­o♥ said...

WOW, pretty good looking!!! You both looked lovely together!