"This one was taken in 1980, when I was 2. I believe that is a velour hoodie with Paddington Bear embroidered on the front, and the bathing suit speaks for itself. This was near the pool at our beach club in New Jersey." --Rob
"I was 11 years old, standing in front of my grandma's house in Alliance, OH. It was Easter Sunday and I was in my Sunday dress -- I'm the tall one in back. The three monsters in front of me, from left, are my sister Emily, my cousin Rheanna, and my cousin Gaige. It was my responsibility to watch them and keep us all tidy. Yeah right. The file name on this one is GERM. My grandma used to write that to note who was in the picture. Gaige, Emily, Rheanna, Melissa... GERM." --Melissa
"Birmingham, Alabama, 1989 (I was 13). The terrible thing about this hand-painted Christmas sweatshirt I am wearing is that I did not only wear these during Christmas. I had many of the 'made with love from Mom' sweatshirts, and I loved them! This one in particular was over crowded with appliqué and puffy paint, including glitter puffy paint and jingle bells hanging from bows. I worked very hard to have a pair of Keds with large red bows to match my 'made with love' sweatshirt. Christmas socks pulled over my tight-rolled Guess Jeans and a bow on top of my 6 month old worn out perm really seals the deal! (Well of course the RAVE aerosol hairspray is what sealed those high bangs!)" --Dondi
"I'm pretty sure all of our parents made us take at least one picture with Santa. This, however, was taken when I knew he wasn't real, as you can see by the forced smile. Printed turtlenecks ran throughout my childhood, especially anything Disney. I was probably rocking my Lion King light-up sneakers with this outfit. I wasn't too into brushing my hair and look at those D.I.Y bangs -- thanks, Mom! This photo was taken at one of those 'Kids have breakfast with Santa!' events. These kids were all excited and making lists, and all I knew was there would be free pancakes involved." -Frankie
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