Wayback Wednesday: First Day of School

Walking to kindergarten, 1976.
Walking to kindergarten, 1976.

Thirty-five years ago, on the Wednesday after Labor Day, my mom took the photo above, as my neighbor Andy and I walked down the street for our first day of kindergarten. I have other pictures from this day, with us smiling, holding hands, and showing off our spiffy yellow name tags, but this is my favorite. I like that we’re heading off all on our own – no parents in sight, while also knowing they’re there, just outside the frame.

Please note that then, as now, l loved me some red shoes.

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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!

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6 thoughts on “Wayback Wednesday: First Day of School

  1. Mom September 7, 2011 / 8:58 pm

    I remember this moment like it was this morning!! You were off excited and happy for the next phase of your life… Andy’s Mom, Margaret, and I are right behind ya (teary). She was thrilled when I found this pic a couple of years ago.

  2. Shannon September 8, 2011 / 9:50 am

    That is such a quintessential picture. So cute!

  3. ursula sauter September 8, 2011 / 8:33 pm

    So cute! I remember that guy, I think.

  4. Mom September 9, 2011 / 9:13 am

    Hi Ursula!!! Yes, that is Andy LoTempio. And, I still remember you too 🙂 His folks still live down the street.

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