I was so blonde in 1979!
My mom sent me a birthday card. In it, was a Valentine's Day "card" I made for one of my dad's old Air Force buddies. I drew it in blue ink on legal paper, which is now faded. I can't say much for my artistic talents or handwriting... or even my spelling. But I did glue the above picture to the "card" and my dad's buddy kept it all these years. When my mom went to visit him and his wife, they gave it to her and she sent it to me for my birthday.
In the picture above, I was seven years old and sported quite the bowl cut. Back in those days, Dorothy Hamill's hair was all the rage. I actually hated my hair like this, but my mom made me get my hair cut short. Looks like I'm missing my front teeth, too.
I see I'm wearing a dress that belonged to my neighbor, Sarah, who lived next door to me when I was six and seven years old. Sarah is Canadian and now lives in British Columbia. A few years ago, I found her on Facebook and we reconnected. I remember when I was a kid, I inherited a bunch of clothes that belonged to her, including one of her old swim team bathing suits. I remember it was a red tank suit with white racing stripes down the sides.
Sarah's clothes were probably my only "hand-me-downs" because my sisters are so much older than me. When I was born in 1972, they were 8, 11, and 13 years old. So even though I was the youngest kid, I got most of my own clothes. Some of my clothes ended up in my cousin's closet. She grew up to be a lot taller than I am, though.
As you can see, I really liked Dave a lot!
It doesn't seem like it was that long ago that I was seven. Now I'm a lot older than seven. Time really flies. It's funny to see this innocent side of me now.