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28 September 2007 @ 09:30 am
The 70's... pigtails, the knee socks...  
 I posted these on the "What did we look like as children" thread at the FIA Classics Library, where I am a librarian.  *adjusts glasses and bun*

I think they're funny.  Not necessarily funny "ha ha", though.  More like, "Aw, that poor kid..."



I would guess that I'm about 5 years old here.

Yes, the seventies.  Note the brown knee socks, the peach polyester skirt (That I'm fairly certain my mother made), and the roller skates.  I don't know what kind of car that is, but I remember my Dad singing "The Old Grey Mare, She Ain't What She Used To be...." when we'd get in it. The driveway that I'm standing on was at the top of a fairly steep hill that I would no more attempt to skate down now than fly a plane.


I'm guessing I was about two years old here, perhaps sucking on some candy?  I hope that my face didn't look like that all the time.  If you're interested, my hair is every bit as straight now as it was then.  I have grown into my ears a bit.  And yes, that is a Raggedy Ann t-shirt I was wearing.  I was old school.  Literally.  I think that's when school began.

Mom, any enlightenment on the ages or the details?


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(Anonymous) on September 28th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
ages
I'd say more like 3 years and 6 years. I'm basing that on the length of your hair. When you were two it was still pretty short. I found an action shot on the skates.

Luvya,
Mom
Carrie Leigh: portrait of a ladycarrie_leigh on September 28th, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC)
Re: ages
I need a scanner. There are too many pics that I think are hysterical.
dragonsangel68dragonsangel68 on September 28th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
How cute were you? I love seventies photos *g* They make us look so good now! Especially when you consider the fashion ;)
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on September 28th, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
Yep, if I tried to wear that kind of skirt now--yikes.
Kate: Funny facemugglechump on September 29th, 2007 01:34 am (UTC)
I love the roller skates shot. You were a cutie. But *gasp* a brunette?
Carrie Leigh: Wavy carriecarrie_leigh on September 29th, 2007 04:56 am (UTC)
It was a dark auburn, not that you can tell by the pics. =P
raynedayrayneday on September 29th, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC)
Personally, I love the Raggedy Ann shirt. I still have my Raggedy Ann and Andy pillow case I slept on when I was a kid. You have inspired me to dig it out. I also had these very groovy floral overalls I insisted upon wearing every day. Ah, the 70's. I blame all the cool clothes I wore on my hippie Mother!
dL: phbdieloreley on September 30th, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, Carrie, you were adorable as a kid! That little outfit when you were 6(?) was the cutest! It feels a bit weird to want to pinch your cheeks when I know you're really older than me. You look quite mature for a 6 y.o., though. My brother still looks like a baby. That might just be because he's babied though. Your boys look like quite the little gentlemen.