Wayback Wednesday: At the Pumpkin Farm

At the pumpkin farm, c. 1982
At the pumpkin farm, c. 1982

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!

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* 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.

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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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10 thoughts on “Wayback Wednesday: At the Pumpkin Farm

  1. susan September 21, 2011 / 8:02 pm

    My thought bubble as I read this post: How can she not have mentioned the hair? How can she possibly NOT be talking about the HAIR????

    Lauren: “What was that noise???”

    Me (still chuckling): “Sorry! I choked on my laugh. Aunt Sarah finally mentioned the hair!”

    Lauren: “What hair?”

    Me:”Come and see!!”

    🙂

    • Sarah September 24, 2011 / 11:07 am

      Even though it’s taken me days to reply, this totally made my night when I saw it. 🙂

  2. Amy September 21, 2011 / 9:02 pm

    Love the hair Eileen!

  3. Common Loon September 21, 2011 / 10:31 pm

    My thought bubble, which was very much stuck on that picture: “Please please please let that be Eileen and not me, it couldn’t be me since I don’t remember a pumpkin trip with the cousins, oh please focus eyes, oh thank goodness that is in fact Eileen, whew! Now, that’s a cute and sort-of-funny picture. I do hope Eileen is laughing. Oh, I suppose Sarah would check on that before posting it?”

    Sarah, my first pair of nonprescription shoes were blue Nikes. I believe my Docksiders came much later…in fact, I remember Susan getting them first.

  4. Shannon September 22, 2011 / 12:56 pm

    Loving the 80s hair. Priceless!

  5. Mom September 22, 2011 / 3:11 pm

    ANNIE look!! Every 7-8 year old on the planet wanted to look like THE orphan hit of Broadway !! And Eileen looked pretty darn cute 🙂

  6. Common Loon September 22, 2011 / 10:12 pm

    Sarah, I just looked at the sign behind Eileen…I think it says 35 cents or 3 for $1? If that’s the deal for pumpkins, my how things have changed (unintended pun)!

    • Sarah September 24, 2011 / 11:06 am

      What? Pumpkins aren’t still 35 cents where you live? They are here.

      (Haha; right. As if!)

  7. Joanne September 23, 2011 / 9:59 am

    How did I have no idea that you wore leg braces?

    Eileen, that hair is classic!

    • Sarah September 24, 2011 / 11:05 am

      Probably because we’ve never gone hiking together. It usually comes up when my joints start screaming in pain halfway up a big hill.

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