It’s college graduation season, so I thought it would be appropriate to use a picture of my own for today’s Wayback Wednesday. I’d be lying, however, if I said the fact this counts as “wayback” didn’t pain me more than a little. But the fact that my brother is heading up to Syracuse for his 20th reunion from LeMoyne at the end of the month and my sister is flying east for her 15th from Mary Washington at pretty much the same time says that it does, in fact, qualify, given that I’m smack in between them. (Siena College class of 1993, yo!)
Of all my graduation day pictures, this photo of me and BFF Shannon is one of my favorites. We’re so fresh-faced and happy that it’s like a stock photo of newly-minted college graduates. It’s also almost the only one of my graduation photos that doesn’t contain an eyeball-searing collection of floral fashion. I had forgotten that flowers were everywhere in the early 90s – even on my brother’s tie. I’m sure we thought we looked great at the time, but now? It’s just kind of overwhelming, so it’s nice to have one photo where graduation gowns obscure the garden-party dresses.
My wish for members of the class of 2011? May you all love your college BFFs as much as I still do 18 years later… And may you be less embarrassed by your clothes.
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 we can snoop into your past, too!