Double Vision

October 1st, 2014

Double Vision - Behind The Awkwardness

“The year was 1976. My mom had just come home with that fabulous perm, and, apparently, I asked to have the same done to my hair.  I was three or four at the time, so I’ll have to take her word on that.  I do, however remember the traumatic experience of having that fro cut off several days after this picture was taken, because I played in a sandbox too emphatically and my mother couldn’t comb through the tangled, sandy mess!  This picture will always make me smile (while shaking my head).  It shows just how tiny our immediate family was – just me and my mom, with dad behind the camera at his studio. It’s goofy, sure, but back then, it was just ‘us’.”

(submitted by Julie)

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10 Responses to “Double Vision”

  1. Faith says:

    Why oh why did so many of us wear such huge glasses? I wore them for years.

  2. murphy says:

    Sweet story.

  3. Gina says:

    I had the same suit as the little girl only in green! Tragically I didn’t have the bad perm til much later in life ;)

    • Julie says:

      As soon as I could dress myself, I switched to pastels. I never looked good in the reds. That was all my mom! :D

  4. Nathalie says:

    LOL! We laugh at those perms (and glasses!) now, but they were just so fashionable then! I remember paying a fortune to get those perms, which were also so bad for the hair! :-)

  5. DebLG says:

    I love this picture and story so much!

  6. katie says:

    Poor thing! It’s always a great idea to give a little girl a super-short haircut.

  7. Josie says:

    I so love this pic. How sweet!

  8. JB says:

    Looks like a ventriloquist version of the Little Miss Sunshine actress with curly hair.

  9. Mary says:

    Cute picture, sweet story.

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