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I present a challenge:

Guess which first-grader is me. (ETA - answers here.)

There is no prize, except the smug, superior knowledge that you were right. And also the embarrassed joy of looking at the children's fashions of 1979 and knowing that, while yes, you did wear something similar (age-appropriate), you never, ever, ever will again. Nor will you make your kids do so.

maeyan is ineligible. Neener.

For your convenience, the possible choices have been numbered. Also, to save both of us embarrassment should you otherwise mistakenly pick a boy. It was 1979, after all.

For your inconvenience, the two userpics I usually possess which show portraits of the author at an early age have been temporarily removed from the lineup. Smarty-pants.

(If you happen to be one of the other people in this picture, I shall laugh myself sick, then ask what you've been doing with your life. Aside from reading the journal of someone who writes gay porn.)

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amproof

2003-10-22 11:00 am (UTC) (Link)

#9.

miniera

2003-10-22 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)

#3

journalkitten

2003-10-22 11:05 am (UTC) (Link)

I'm guessing #3 and protesting the lack of enlargement possible on a web post

mpoetess

2003-10-23 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

I thought it was blown up fairly large, actually -- it's bigger than the original!

mabiana

2003-10-22 11:29 am (UTC) (Link)

#4

10zlaine

2003-10-22 12:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm going for 11...

which nobody else picked...

nakedwesley

2003-10-22 12:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

#7

And Gah! What were our parent's thinking when they dressed us like that?

searingidolatry

2003-10-22 01:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Also picking 11

chip_dip

2003-10-22 02:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

No 4 - definitely, and if your not you should be coz..... awwwwwwww!

twistingflame

2003-10-22 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

4. Cause you're the good one.

chicken_cem

2003-10-22 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

I say, #3 ... ?

You've inspired me. In 1975 in Colorado, the clothes were equally horrible.

raincitygirl

2003-10-22 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm going with #4.

Incidentally, that is the whitest first grade class I've ever seen. One little Asian girl, and everybody else is white.

mpoetess

2003-10-23 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Whitest first grade class, hell. There wasn't a black student in one of my actual classes until... I'm gonna say choir. Which was, at the earliest, freshman year of high school.

Just the demographic of our little pocket of industrial suburbia -- right between Chicago and Gary. Lots of kids of steelworkers, who were themselves either Greek and Yugoslavian immigrants, hispanic, or the whitebread children of the whitebread folks who built houses in the area during and just post WWII. Lots of more ethnic steelworkers too, but most of them lived in Gary, Illinois, or the northernmost part of Indiana right around the steel mills, instead of out in the old war-era suburbs.

faemovana

2003-10-22 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

um, number 11?

I'm probably wrong but goodness does that pic bring back memories...hee *hides own first grade pic*


sarabi

2003-10-22 06:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm going with #9.

As is Mr. Sarabi.

Though #11 keeps bugging me...

justhuman

2003-10-22 08:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm with the 4s

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