Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Did I Miss Christmas?

(This has nothing to do with the following post but was anyone shocked to see Kim Bauer Monday night? And, I don't even want to talk about Tony. I can't wait for Jack to kill him.)

I've been sitting here, working on a post for Vintage Thingies Thursday and thinking I need to hurry up and finish it and then post it before I go to bed, when I realized it's just after midnight on Wednesday and not Thursday like I was thinking it was. (Later today, I am totally making myself a giant calendar to hang up on the wall I'm facing so I can keep better track of which day it is.)

I'm posting some old pictures for VTT tomorrow but this one doesn't quite fit with my theme of Meet The Kraygers (my mom's family) so I'll share it now. This was taken in June 1972, after the Brownie ceremony where you "fly up" to Girl Scouts. That's me in the middle with Leslie Talley on the left (your left) and Shelly Monroe on the right.

I know Leslie is on Facebook but I'm still debating sending her a message about our time in Brownies together. She may not have fond memories of it. Mine are kind of sad. My mother was the troop leader and I don't know why not but we never got to make S'mores. Once, we went to the local fire station for a tour and only one fireman was there because everybody else and all the trucks were out on a call to put out a fire in the field next to our elementary school. (I wish I could remember the name of the kid who started that fire -- we all knew him.) That's really all I remember about Brownies. And, now I'm wondering why I didn't have the cool orange tassels on my socks like Leslie did. Good times.

Happy Not Vintage Thingies Thursday, People!


Jenny S said...

aww your brownie uniforms were so cute! Mine was a bright yellow sweater... ick!!

Happy Wednesday! (I actually thought it Tuesday lol!)

Martha said...

But you had the cute purse thingy on your belt! I joined Brownies because all my friends were talking about "flying up" and I thought they were going to ride in an airplane as part of the ceremony. What a dope!

Busym1 said...

I never had the little purse thingy! But I had the orange tssels, but I don't know what they are for! I disliked Brownies, didnt make any friends, wasn't allowed to go to camp trips, so my memories weren't fond! LOL! I would send her a message,I bet she'd be happy to hear from you!

Bunny said...

What a cute photo! I love the knee socks and ties.

My Brownie uniform was dark brown and we had pageant-like sashes where our badges were sewn. No knee socks, only horrible itchy, tights. Curse living in a cold climate!

barbara said...

I got in big trouble at Brownie camp, and that's all I'm saying. Oh, except to say it was nothing I did. My leader was mean. And yes, I'm scarred for life. I still get teary-eyed when I see a sit-upon. (I hope you got to make sit-upons, at least.) Also - you watch 24? Like, while you're embroidering, you watch Jack "interrogate" somebody? Hmm.

Threeundertwo said...

I have to be honest - the tassels were the first thing I noticed in the picture. Very cool.

I was a Camp Fire Girl (nobody remembers them). I loved it, and stayed through high school. We always sort of had a rivalry with Girl Scouts

Diane said...

You are so adorable! I ALWAYS WANTED that belt purse you're wearing!! Maybe one of these days, I'll have to make myself one :)

Congrats on your "fly up"!

Amy said...

I can remember how bad I felt when I would forget to wear my uniform on Meeting day. You should post that picture on Facebook, your friend would be happily surprised!