Friday, September 10, 2010

1976

7 comments:

FrankandMary said...

And your proud mom bought a new dress.( ok, I put proud in there, but you know it's true).

Don't always caution against undue(supposedly) optimism; you'll become like me ;o.

Anonymous said...

I was 16 so I vaguely remember that there were things going on around me. -Cin

Paula said...

Love to read your memories. Living in south Texas I can understand your Dad's concern about the fireworks. Once I embroidered the names of all my daughter's classmates on a shirt. she recently told me she still has it and I had forgotten all about it.

mrs. miss alaineus said...

i was 4. i remember wearing a dress with a strawberry print and riding in a parade in a wagon. if the shorts were nut huggers i think your dad had a good point. i don't want to see male camel toe done with patriotism.

xxalainaxx

Vickie said...

I love that you remember your mom getting a new dress for your award. Must have been a big day.

Debra said...

i was five {and a half} and I don't really remember being swept up with any preparations, altho I did live on a farm in Pa, outside of the state's capitol~~where the whole patriotic thing is especially emphasized cuz so much of the historic actions took place in PA.

Chris said...

Your dad strikes me as a "Shit My Dad Says" kind of guy. I remember collecting the bicentennial quarters.