Thursday, September 18, 2008

the 70s & 80s

A challenge fulfilled: Scanned photos from the 70s & 80s.

What I notice the most is how THIN I used to be! Four children and (mumble) years later...

This one was made when I was in the 10th grade. Long hair. Feathers. Huge glasses. And that fashionable top! I was stylin'.

Shoulder length was my preference during my senior year; actually similar to how I wear it now.

A couple of weeks before graduation my mom took me for a haircut. After the haircut, Mom asked, "Is that all you're going to cut off?"
The stylist recut my hair.
It was SO SHORT I had to part it on the side to get it to feather. I CRIED.

It was still short when I met Stan. Shorter than his!

This one was made on my trip to show my family in TN & AL that I was still alive after my bad car accident in '85. The fro helped cover the hair loss from the head injury - not that my little cousin Traci was impressed!

Glamour Shots attempted to make me look like a fashion plate as an anniversary gift for my hubby.

Just what every husband wants: Scary eyebrows!


LifeatTheCircus said...

I totally remember the glamor shots. My mom and I went and had them done when I was in middle school for a fun girls night. I remember thinking I would look just like that when I was "grown up" so glad I don't!

jennifer said...

The last sentence made me laugh... Just what every husband wants... scary eyebrows!!! HAH!

Great post. Sorry that you had a bad car accident though. I have been in a few too but thank God I have never been seriously hurt.

Be blessed.


Alice said...

Great pictures, Patti! actually the one with your niece - she looks a lot like Rachel :). I had seen the glamor shot at your house before, but had forgotten it...thanks for sharing :). I understand what you mean about the "thinness" and the "years" - lol

Tammy said...

Ha ha ha......scary eyebrows. And there was NOTHING better than glamour shots.

a Tonggu Momma said...

What is so very sad to me is that I wore similar glasses... in the nineties. And I remember the Glamor Shots - I never did them, but my sister had many a session.

We are THAT Family said...

Wow! Those are some great pictures. And some seriously big glasses and hair. But this is the place to share 'big.' Welcome home.

Patti said...

Thanks for the comments!

I must admit (sheepishly) that my current glasses aren't all that much smaller. What can I say, I want to SEE as much as possible!

Jerralea said...

I had big glasses like that, too! It seems so funny now ...

I always wanted a Glamor Shot, can you still get those?