While Anita and I were cleaning out boxes last night, I stumbled upon where I hid some treasures, including teen diaries, weird poems a friend wrote me, and the BEST were these photos from around 1983, which seem to have been singled out for some reason. We got quite a kick out of the fashion statements in the photos, so I thought I’d share a few.
By the way, I have cropped a few of them, because I didn’t want to put photos of my boyfriend at the time up in public without his permission. He’s a nice guy (and brilliant) and I like him, so he is not cropped from spite!
I had a lot of fun identifying where the photos were taken. I assume if I get it wrong, my brother or sister will let me know.
I don’t have many pictures of my mom from this era, since she was feeling pretty sick (she passed away in 1984, when everything in my whole life fell apart at once, but hey, growth occurred). But she looks happy here, and so does my brother, who was struggling at the time taking care of her and trying to go to college. We were all having a less than ideal time.
But much of the time we had fun, which is why I include this great picture of Pumpkin, my first dachshund mix, wearing a sweater I knitted for her. Doesn’t she look spiffy?
Then, there are all these lovely fashions and moods. I was extra moody here. I must have been trying to look like a business person for some job application.
And here I am wearing a belt. I’m sure that’s why the photo was taken, because even back in my slimmer days, I was not a fan of belts. I’m in my sister Canova’s back yard in Miami, which was on a cool lagoon with iguanas. She had a huge avocado tree in front, too.
I knitted a lot in the 80s. Here’s me and Canova. This was my mood through much of grad school. The sullen scholar. But I loved that top and it lasted for decades.
Next, to finish things off is me showing exactly how much I loved good ole Pumpkin. Life was good. I was sitting in my favorite chair with my dear little doggy friend. I still have the chair.
Farewell from the 80s. At least now you know what my natural hair color was!