Pictures are good when you're out of words.

Vintage picture day! This is me, dressed as a "Ghostbuster." I had a very special imagination.

Clark Kent My dad and I. My dad looks so awkward in this picture, it's amazing. I just look fussy.

Fun fact that I learned last weekend at our family gathering: I threw up a lot as a baby (one of the delights of hanging out with people who have known you for your entire life is learning these fun facts about yourself). Isn't that nice? It's HOT, is what it is. I grew out of it.

Best rain ensemble ever! Notice Snoopy. I dug Snoopy.

At the state fair! My favorite parts of this picture are my Snoopy glasses (I also had these in red), my alligator drink, and the clothes of the people in the background. Yikes, 1984.

These two dapper gentlemen are my grandfathers. My grandfather on the right was ginger, though you can't tell from the picture. There is also a grandfather missing, because I had three of them. What I really want to do is get a bunch of my grandmothers' old pictures and scan those, because old pictures are awesome. The oldest pictures I have seem to be from the early '80s.

I still like the swings.

Swimming with my mom! I was a very gifted swimmer as a baby. Probably because my swimming suit was sweet.

I like old pictures. Looking through them, I've learned that an abnormally large percentage of my clothing growing up was from Oshkosh B'Gosh. My fashion sense is largely the same (that is to say I don't have any - my mom did when I was a kid, but now that I'm on my own... oh dear), except I don't wear quite as many overalls as I did when I was a kid. It's less charming on someone in her twenties.


kmkaull said...

Damn, I can't see all of your pictures! But I remember where that swingset is located in Westmorland Park. How's that for knowing you your whole life?

delightfully mediocre said...

How weird, they showed up yesterday! Huh. I don't know what happened.

I also found a picture of you in my digging around, but I thought I'd only subject my parents to pictures of themselves from the 80s. ;) Though you are wearing a frankly, really awesome plaid jumper.

kmkaull said...

That is a great picture of Grandpa and your other Grandpa. ;-) Cool to have them in the same picture. A lot of our relatives sit like Grandpa is in that photo. Wild! And your dad, oh my, so Buck Chesterfield.

delightfully mediocre said...

Isn't it funny how people inherit mannerisms like that? I noticed that, too. :)

My dad's coat in that pictures is so great. Buck Chesterfield, indeed!

Natalie said...

Yayyy for old pictures! Thank you for sharing. You were adorable. My personal favorite was the one with your Dad. My Dad didn't nearly look as cool and Clark Kent like but he is looking at me just as adoringly as your Dad! Thank heaven for little girls <3