One of the fun things about Throwback Thursday is what you find when you go off in search of old photographs. Most of the throwback images I share are all prints, which over the years have wound up in shoe boxes and the back corners of dresser drawers. I've never been organized enough to put them in albums.
This one was in a box of old Hasselblad images, but I can’t figure out why. It’s seventh grade, and I was one of the five winners of the magazine drive. I won an Olivetti typewriter, which a few years later cost me four weeks of summer school when my folks challenged me to take a typing course and learn how to use it! In all honesty, if I look back on all the classes I ever took, typing was one of the most useful.
What I love about this image is the fact that I sold enough magazine subscriptions to win. Or, had most of the other kids already alienated all their family and friends with subscriptions over the years before? I was a seventh grader, and everybody in the picture was a few years ahead of me. I was just starting in Junior High – a rookie who, fortunately, had a big family. My grandparents died when I was in my twenties, and I think they were still getting magazines from helping me win that typewriter! LOL
I make the same plea every Thursday – Take the time right now and go look for a few old images. There’s incredible entertainment value from the stories that every old photograph you coax out of moth balls.
Happy Throwback Thursday!
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