Wednesday, September 10, 2008

‘Fro Me to You – 80’s Super Star

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This week I am definitely bringing it all out. The humiliation factor has reached new levels. And it is off the chart. These two little ‘Fro jewels are from my senior year of high school.

The year, 1986. The school, a VERY, VERY small Christian school. The rules, VERY strict by today’s Christian school standards. The dress code, RIDICULOUSLY strict…keep that in mind!

My family moved to a new city during my 11th grade year. After attending the local public school for just one semester, my folks put us in this VERY small Christian school for my senior year, per our request.

I was a basketball star player and had previously played this school at my prior high school. So I sort of knew some of my new team mates. Anywhoo, that’s where my photos come in. Each year the faculty played the basketball team for a little roundball fun.

These photos were recently uploaded by my Speech teacher on her facebook account. She is the one wearing the blue. I would be the one in the, ahem, spectacular uniform #33:

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Yep, I believe I am wearing a tent. Those would be the VERY conservative Christian schools answer to comfortable basketball shorts. I appreciate the fact my legs were toned and “hot” back then, but who knew?? It sure put a damper on my dribbling between my legs trick.

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How’s that for an action shot taken in the 80’s? And you can see, I’m proudly sporting my mullet. I just noticed that if you squint your eyes and look to the right of the person wearing the white coat on the bleachers-- the little boy, that’s my little brother who is now 33. Wow!

That’s it folks, move along now. Go right on over the hostess Kristen’s at We are THAT Family for plenty of Sincerely ‘Fro Me to You fun. I’m not exactly sure how I am going to top this next week.

24 comments:

D... said...

LOL! Those were great '80s shots. :) You were rocking your tent!

So, do you remember who won? Faculty or students?

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

I did not laugh until I scrolled down and saw the tent!! It's a wonder you could run in that!! great pics:)

Leigh said...

Supaerstaaaahhh! LOve the shorts! LOL! But I will bet you were a star on the court. You are on the blog!

heartreflections said...

Hilarious! It's definitely better than the hot shorts!

Muthering Heights said...

Goodness, you poor thing...it's a wonder you could run in those things!

Suz Broughton said...

Very, very nice. I graduated the same year as you--1986. Good times.

P.S. He loves you... said...

And now they were briefs for shorts...it's come a long long way since then!

Cheri-Beri said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I, too, went to a very, VERY conservative Christian school. We got to wear blue polyester knickers with tights. I kid you knot. The knickers even closed below the knee. I have SO been in a tent, too. All in the name of the Lord!

Now the school b-ball players wear what the rest of humanity does. Not fair I tell ya!

jennifer said...

You have pulled out all of the stops and fully embraced Fro Me to You. Yep. You are QUEEN of the non scrappable pics!!

Jen

Crayl said...

Ahh yes, the conservative sports skort. Nice. The mullet is just the icing. You are a brave woman.

Twice Blessed said...

Tammy..this is hilarious! Are the actually shorts or a long skirt? It's hard to tell... Cute post...again with the mullet. I remember being a little upset that my hair dresser refused to cut my hair that way since it's so wavy/curly. Now I need to thank her!

Happy Mommy said...

I am really sorry you had to wear that!!!

We are THAT Family said...

Omy gosh! that just brought back so many memories from the tiny Christian school I went to until my parents got over that phase! Aren't those called (I have no idea how to spell this word) Koolots? Coolots? That's what we called them. And they were horrible!

Valarie said...

Bless your heart! When I saw that first picture I thought ya'll were playing basketball in a skirt! Are you scarred from this experience?

Ramblings of Kimberly said...

Ahh...very nice shorts and the well..mullet..nough said!

The Source said...

Oh now THAT is one lovely uniform. So modest. So feminine. So exactly the same skirt the cheerleaders wore at my private Christian school. Ha ha.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Your school description definitely explains the basketball uniform... goodness, it even explains the never-before-understood mullet. (Mostly.) If it was an all girls school, then I completely understand. I mean, who would know it was a mullet if you didn't have boy mullets surrounding you every day?

Groovewoman said...

OH GIRL I feel your pain, BECAUSE... I too attended a small Baptist Private School and we had uniforms. We had almost the exact same gym uniforms. Knee length coulots with a gray "BBCS" t-shirt and tennis shoes. I DO NOT MISS that uniform AT ALL!

Awww the days of 80's private school uniforms. What memories. Thanks for sharing!

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

So Funny...

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

How did you not trip over that super long skirt?

marky said...

I don't know which rocks more the Tent cullot or the serious mullet!!

I gotta love any girl who wore a mullet! I myself sported a pretty classic one as well!

Well Behaved Krissy said...

hahaha! I believe even Jesus would tell you to loosen up in that skirt. Thats hilarious!

jennifer said...

I am all caught up with you now!

Just thought I would let you know that :)

Trinka said...

Another conservative Christian school grad here (1987). Our cheerleaders had very similar uniforms also. :)