This week’s Wayback Wednesday post comes from 1983, when I made my very first visit to what is now my home city. I don’t remember a whole lot from the trip other than eating at the Dubliner with my dad’s cousins, going to the M*A*S*H exhibit at the Smithsonian American History Museum, and seeing someone get yelled at during the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Oh, and taking the Tourmobile – until this summer, my only experience ever with tourist transit in DC.
(Part of the reason I don’t remember a lot of this trip, I think, is that the drive home overshadowed it quite significantly. Eileen shared the story way back in 2007, when I still had a nom-de-blog.)
This picture is well-known among my family, primarily as the only remaining piece of evidence that my mother once had and afro – or at least as close as any Irish/German American can get. But really, that’s only one of the spectacularly bad hair styles in this photo. My sister has an Annie perm. And my hair? Well, don’t get me started. If nothing else, it proves my assertion that my hair has always been a hot mess. (Tragically, it’s better than my outfit, which I could consider an homage to “Miami Vice” if this photo didn’t actually pre-date the show. But it does.)
Really, it’s kind of a wonder that DC actually let me come back here to live, isn’t it?
Do you have photos from your past that you’re willing to share – and a blog to post them on? Play along with Wayback Wednesday by linking back to this post or sharing in the comments so I can snoop into your past, too!