The weather has taken a sudden – and early – turn towards fall here in DC, so I thought this shot of Eileen and I at the pumpkin farm seemed seasonally appropriate for today’s Wayback Wednesday post. I suspect the date might be off a little bit, because I think I look a little older than 11, but given that we’re both wearing Docksiders,* it can’t be too much later, because I know I got my first pair in the 5th grade after the great shoe rebellion.** And though styles seemed to last longer back then, 1982 would already be a year later, and I can’t imagine shoes staying trendy for more than two years. Not to suggest that I ever managed to be trendy, of course. (Some things never change.)
Oh, who am I kidding? This post isn’t about fall. Or shoes. It’s about Eileen’s hair. Check out her perm!
* Please note, these are now back in style, being worn (I expect ironically) by hipsters everywhere. I hope they make the jump from the cooler-than-thou to the general population, because I remember them being pretty darn comfortable.
** Due to congenital leg deformities, I grew up wearing first leg braces, and then orthopedic shoes. In the 5th grade, I decided I would gladly remain slightly pigeon-toed for the rest of my life in exchange for Docksiders and Nikes. I have never regretted this decision.
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!