I found this “gem” in my sandwich (missed the “d” in the pic but I was not about to go back and re-do this whole thing) bag of old pictures and it screamed “doodle-worthy” to me. So, here it is; a little of what life was like in my kitchen growing up in, what I believe was 1989…maybe 1990, but close enough. I can’t remember how old I was when I finally took a stand and said “no more perms.” This might have been the last one.
Back then, one of my favorite things to eat was a bologna and dorito sandwich (with the bologna warmed up in the microwave). Sooooo terrible for you. Growing up, I was also known to take frozen fries out of the freezer to snack on. On top of that, until I was 14, I drank whole milk. So, no wonder my cholesterol was over 300 in grade school! Yikes! Thankfully, my eating habits have improved. Fortunately, my mother’s taste in beer has improved too. It was either that or Pabst Blue Ribbon when company came over for card games.
And who puts a deep-freezer in the kitchen? We had an entire basement that, for the most part, was empty. Nope – in the kitchen it went. I guess it was convenient, right?
After all these years, my brother is still a Raiders fan. I think, back then, we were both WWF Ultimate Warrior fans. Sad day to hear he passed away not long ago. I even came to school dressed up as him for some dress-up day – the face paint, anyway.
Oh and what else…..ahhh…the Serenity Prayer: “God grant me to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” I actually was trying to figure out what that paper said when I had this image pulled into Photoshop. I had to pull the original picture out again and nearly needed a magnifying glass, but I recognized the bold, red words. I loved quotes, poems, and things even then. I know my mom wouldn’t have written that and I’m pretty sure my sister was already out of the house. It doesn’t look like her writing either. At that time in my life, I’m not surprised I would have chosen those words to put on the fridge to see everyday. And I so wish I still had that rainbow magnet. It was a dry-erase material and it would so be on my fridge today. Looks like it would have been from Rainbow Bright or something – with the bold colors.
Anyway, there’s my throwback for ya this Thursday. One image, a million and one thoughts, flashbacks, and memories. Although it’s not perfect in technicality, I’m thankful to have it. It’s a memory of my childhood in that time. In my kitchen, in the place I called home for 18 years.
Jozlyn came up to my desk while I was working on this and asked “who is that?” I told her it was me when I was younger. She then asked: “what house is that?” And now I realize that I have never even take a picture of our kids, even in their bedrooms in the house we’re in now. So many memories it would bring up for them when they look back 25 years from now, just as I did today.
Enjoy your Thursday!