throwback thursday: parents

I love the idea of #throwbackthursday and I love it every week when friends post their own throwbacks on instagram or twitter. I live in a perpetual state of nostalgia. Ever since I was a kid I’ve been obsessed with looking through old family photos, wanting to bring back retro styles, and watching old movies and tv shows that most people have forgotten about. I love memories, whether they are good, bad, or hilarious. I figure this is an easy feature to incorporate into my blog as I am sure I will never run out of things to post about under this category. So for starters, here is this hilarious picture of my parents being goofy, taken on christmas
Eve, 1971 (and visibly damaged during hurricane andrew, long ago). I stole it from my mom’s house before I moved out years ago, and it’s been hanging on my wall ever since then.

They had only been married a few months at the time this was taken. My mom had just moved to the states, she was 19 and my dad was 21. He was also wearing his mom’s wig. My parents have always been pretty hilarious. While i was growing up they were pretty strict with me and never really put up with my crap, but in spite of that they have always been down to earth, relatable, and just… funny.

I definitely get my goofiness from them.


  • July 19, 2012 - 10:52 pm | Permalink

    That was stalk ;) #damnyouautocorrect

  • July 19, 2012 - 10:51 pm | Permalink

    Love this Gabbie and I have loved reading and getting to know you through your posts.
    Please continue to write and tap into your creative side and express it here! I love it and will talk you from China :)

    • whereismouse
      July 20, 2012 - 9:56 pm | Permalink

      thanks, love! i will miss you while you are gone but i can’t wait to read about your adventures! <3

  • July 19, 2012 - 10:25 pm | Permalink

    OMG….what great memories, thanks for keeping them alive for us. We had so much fun during that time in our lives, hardly any worries, full of new adventures and making every day a new gift to each other.
    Not much has changed since now that you guys are on your own now (sort off anyway…)…and we find ourselves creating new adventures for the next chapters of our lives.

    I love reading your blog…it reminds me of driving you around as a child, always talking of so many things. I think that this was the best times when you and I really connected: you telling me all your crazy stuff and me with my hands busy so that I could not strungle you….ANYWAY….I always love your stories !!!!

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