Flashback Friday: Hail to the Cheers!

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Hey! Guess what? Exactly right now, as you're reading this, I'm more than likely hanging with my very good friend -- my sistah from another mistah who lives in D.C.

Mister: in meetings.

Me: drinking bloody marys with my darling galpal.

Tell me: who's having the better time?

In honor of this grand occasion, I excavated a photo from my first trip to my nation's capital. 1972. Too bad we didn't stay at the Watergate. Man, even then I would have been all over that... and you know, that may explain my on-going fascination with the politics of that time. And why I'm a yellow dog Democrat. But more about that later...


There we are, hanging out at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. That's Mama, Nana, my brother and me, stylish in that pantsuit ensemble. With my purse. What I as a seven year old needed to carry a purse for in those days is beyond me. Gum, an extra Archie comic digest, my diary... who the hell knows. I do think that was the last time I was ever able to carry a purse that small in the daytime, though. My propensity for hauling around lots of unnecessary crap manifested itself at a very early age.

Again, anyhoo.

So here's to family vacations and trips to see friends and visiting places of historical significance. Small purses.

And bloody marys.

Cheers, y'all!


CableGirl said...

Fantastic! I just love old photos.

And as for the 7 year old purse thing... I don't know, I don't get it. I never carried a purse until I was in my late 20s. MJ on the other hand is less than 2 and always wants to have one. She keeps the important things in there, like a binkie, or a board book, or a spare shoe... lol

Have a blast on your trip.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Enjoy your time in DC! I might have to unearth a photo I have from 1972. ;-)

mrpeenee said...

I take your word on this, of course, but it looks suspiciously like your brother is the one holding the wee little purse.

Have fun.

Miss Janey said...

Great photo. What a sassy thing you were recognizing so early the need to fab accessories.

Thalia's Child said...

I love the sassiness of your pose in that photo - one foot up on the wall there. So adorable.

I don't get the purse thing either - Punkin seems to think they are the most awesome invention ever, but I don't recall having one I used regularly until I was in my early 20s.

Meg said...

Pantsuits, ah yes. I remember them well. Fun Photo.

p.s. your sign-up link on 42's page doesn't work. Had to go to the FF page.