Flashback Friday

I was going to post this directly to Facebook…but then I thought better of it (not least of which because I’m convinced my brother will murder me). However, this is just too cute not to be shared.

Mom and I were going through her plastic tub of pictures from various points in the last 25 years, in search of wedding pictures and other snapshots of my grandparents for some master wedding plan in my head. As expected, we came across a plethora of fun and sometimes embarrassing pictures — some of which I want to share with you today. (No, I’m keeping the terrible hair pictures to myself.)

That darling little bundle of joy you see is moi — nearly 25 years ago! That’s my Grandpap holding me (Mom’s dad), and I can see the resemblance between the two of them. He’s been gone nearly 11 years and not a day goes by when I don’t miss him.

 

 

You should recognize me, and there’s my Grammy! Today she’s half the woman she was in this picture (thanks to clean living and a much better haircut), but she’s still one of my favorite people. Also, I’m pretty sure those are the glasses I wore in the fourth grade…

 

This picture cracks me up! For some reason somebody thought it would be a good idea to put us in laundry baskets (something another friend of mine tends to do on occasion…) — and to dress us alike — but I suppose the effect is rather adorable. I also think that’s the most innocent my brother has ever looked.

 
And finally…

Here I am at nine years old, in the fourth grade, which makes this Easter of 1996. If you zoom in on the picture…*gasp*! I think those really are my Grammy’s glasses! Fortunately, with the next pair of glasses my mom realized that I should probably start wearing more age-appropriate frames. I miss that hat and that sweater, though, especially since they prove that I did at one point have a sense of fashion. 😉

I like the occasional trip down memory lane, and these pictures, again, were just too cute not to show. Bubby, if you’re reading, please don’t kill me — you really do look adorable!