Never really had a good chance to take a photo today, so I’m taking advantage of Throwback Thursday to raid my little collection of childhood photos. I’m guessing this one is from late summer/early fall of 1984 – my brother’s probably 2-3 months old, so I’d be 16-17 months or so here. This was taken on the front steps of our house down in Raleigh, NC. I busted myself up pretty good on those bricks a few times as a kid – lots of sharp edges and corners. And those steps were TALL. I remember our golden retriever, Sara, knocking me off the steps with her rambunctious tail-wagging a few times. We didn’t have Sara when this picture was taken, though – we got her when I was 3.
When I was 5, a tornado sent part of a tree through that door onto the landing of our split-level house, right as I was coming up the stairs from the basement (where I was sleeping). So scary!
My dad’s short-shorts crack me up here. His glasses, too. They’re HUGE! I can see a little of myself in both of them, but especially my mom, and I think I can see a little bit of M in baby-me, too. Awww.