Wednesday, March 25, 2009

‘Fro Me to You— Stop and Go


Yikes, I cannot believe that it’s already time for the ‘Fro again.  I love it and therefore cannot miss it.

This week I bring to you a photo from a favorite childhood event.  But before I bust out the spectacular photo, let me tell a little story or two. 

This week’s photo has to do with roller skating.  And when I was a child, the only time I was allowed to roller skate was if it involved a birthday party or a church event.


No Friday or Saturday, your parents drop you off at the skating rink for a night of skating fun!  No ma’am. Never happened.  Not even once.   But I did love it so. 

No kidding, one of my favorite songs when I was young was “Knock Three Times on the Ceiling”…. which required skater participation by carefully tapping your skates 3 times (brilliant) on the skate floor.

And who couldn’t forget doing the Hokey Pokey on skates.  What orthopedic surgeon came up with that brilliant idea?!  Props to him.

And in the 80’s who couldn’t forget the “Couples Skate”, which wasn’t complete without a nice song by Journey and some boy’s sweaty hand. 


Without further babbling ado, I present to you one of the only photos I have of myself skating.  With good reason, I suppose.

I am about 6 or 7 here and clearly have skating fashion sense down to a fine art:




Yes, I am the beauty in the Pizza Hut tablecloth shirt complemented by the denim shortall complete with “GO” and “STOP” signs on each hip.  This entire ensemble is highlighted by your basic 70’s white knee sock and beige roller skate.  All for your viewing pleasure. 

The original Tammy skate design is almost overshadowed by the young lovely in the dingy white bell bottom and striped shirt ensemble.   She musta been rich, looks like she had her own white leather skates.





For more Sincerely ‘Fro Me to You fun, please go visit Marcy at The Glamorous Life Association HERE.  I double dog dare you to join in the fun.  Oooohhhh. 


Muthering Heights said...

AHAHAHA, that is SOME outfit! Luckily for you, you can blame it on your parents!

The Glamorous Life said...

Holy cow that is a great pic.

Its like a young Daisy Duke look you got goin on....and the Stop and Go? Wow bet that came in handy....

I think you have inspired me to share a roller skating photo next week. One from when I CAMPAIGNED for roller skating to be put in the Olympics. For reals.

(thanks for the FRO love)

Norse, Jesica, and Boden said...

WOW! That is all I can say... WOW!

Teresa said...

I continue to be astounded at your willingness to throw yourself under the bus with these posts. But kudos to you my friend. I might not EVER get this image out of my head.

And might I also add...


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

man that looks like ages ago!

And you still look so young!

Great share!

The Source said...

So cute! My parents never let me stay for skate nights either. My hubby got to have all the skating fun. So I was always the kid falling on her butt.

Brooke said...

lol @ pizza hut shirt! :)

a Tonggu Momma said...

Personally, I most enjoyed doing the limbo in skates. Because nothing says grace like THAT.

jennifer said...

What an AWESOME picture! That is pure gold. I wouldn't have even noticed the stop and go on your pockets.

And yeah, rich chick in her own white skate and real (wide) leather belt!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

these pictures crack me up...the skirt! What can I say! Hee hee

koala said...

You haven't changed much. Apart from the wardrobe choices I presume.

Heather said...

Looks like fun, and I love the outfit!

Leigh of said...

DO you realize how your parents truly rock for photographing as much as they did! TO COLL!

And I love to roller skate

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