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I’m ready for my close-up

It was my first day of school and I was excited. Standing at the bus stop at the top of the street with my best friends and neighborhood kids. A reporter stopped by and asked my Mom if they could take my picture. It ended up on the front page. Back to school when I was that young was always an excited time for me. I loved school and learning. It wasn’t till I was older when the real homework started so it still had that excitement to it.


That dress too was one of my favorites. The rose… yeah that was my Mom’s doing, I swear I wasn’t that much of a brown noser.


Linking up with Elle for Behind The Pic.

Do you remember your first day of school? 

We you excited or did you dread it? 



  1. I love this! So cute! I see the same look of excitement on the faces of the kiddos at my school. And maybe an air of uncertainty too. Anxious optimism, maybe. I love the rose…so precious. What a great post idea! Have a great day!

  2. thank you for linking up, kerry! you looked too adorable–no wonder they wanted your pic!

  3. um, how adorable are you! love the story behind this pic. hahahaha @ the rose.

  4. Look at you famous lady!! Such a cute photo! xo, Biana

    • Haha! Just a blip but it was pretty cool. My Dad ended up buying like 12 copies or something like that, I have a few originals.

  5. Seriously… you were so freakin’ cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. haha you were such a cute kid!!!! i love that pic.

  7. Linda Sheridan says:

    What a priceless picture!! I am in my 59th year, so remembering back that far is hit or miss. My parents did not take a lot of pictures which was a sign of the times. I do remember going to kindergarten in a taxi with
    other kids. There was no kindergarten in our close-to-home elementary school, one car families at that time necessitated sharing a taxi!! Love that you brought a rose to your teacher!
    Awesome memory- thanks for sharing!

    Love, Steph’s Momma

  8. Maybe you started the first day of school pics trend lol

  9. Look at you – front page – already a super model at a young age 🙂
    love the rose touch – smart mom! 🙂

  10. You might not be a brown noser but you’re still sweet enough to bring a rose!

  11. Such a fun post – what an adorable pic <3

    Green Fashionista

  12. I loved the first day of school when I was little, but once I got to High School that love quickly disappeared and then reappeared in College. I love that you brought a rose for your teacher! So sweet!

    • Yes. I loved it in junior high, high school not so much, college was good. Cycle of fun! My Mom was smart she taught me to bribe them early! 😉

  13. Yayyyy for being famous as a kid! I love the picture, you can see how excited you were!

  14. I love the rose, that is too cute!!!! I remember when school used to be exciting. Those were the days!

  15. Nice you made front page! Cute photo.

  16. I love that you took a flower to school, that’s such a sweet thing to do and what an absolutely awesome memory to have documented!

  17. SO darling! I was rockin’ a side ponytail for my first day of school, and I was wearing a dress that my Memaw sewed for me specifically for the special occasion. I remember fondly those early years when wearing something that was handmade was really special to me. Then, I got older and worried about wearing the “right” clothes. Now, I wish I had my grandmothers to sew for me. Well, we learn from school and from experience, don’t we?

    • That is awesome that she made them. It is a shame we start to outgrow those simple things but glad you can appreciate it now.

  18. This is so adorable!

  19. That is so cool! I would have been so excited to be in the newspaper. Love back to school.

  20. How cute! This picture is adorable!

  21. That picture is too cute.

    I don’t remember my first day at school.

  22. This is pretty much the best! How adorable!

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