My 7 year old grandgirlie, Micah, got her first pair of glasses today. It made me think about when I got mine. I got my first pair of glasses in grade 3 or 4. Can't remember exactly. What I do remember, however, is what a difference it made in my life. I could see things! Trees had leaves, cats had whiskers, creeks had rocks and the blackboard had discernable words on it! Having glasses opened up a whole new world to me. I loved being able see the details. I think maybe that's why I'm such a detail oriented person now. I spent the first 7 or 8 years of my life not being able to see clearly. Did I get teased because I wore glasses? Probably. Kids are mean but I don't really remember being singled out because of my glasses. I got teased for other things like, crooked teeth, being a pastor's kid, having scraggly hair and having a big mouth. Glasses? Don't remember that. My glasses are so much a part of me I couldn't imagine being myself without them.
This I think is grade 6. I think this is my favorite school picture. To be perfectly honest I really don't remember these glasses. They may have been the ones I dropped in the creek I guess I didn't have them long
enough to make a very big impression
Grade eight. The classic John Denver wire rims.
On to the late 70's early 80's with the gimondo plastic frames. And get a load of the hair. This "do" earned me the nickname Tumblweed from
my then boyfriend now husband.
Late 90's back to wire rims but black this time and a more face flattering style. I wore these for a number of years.Some where in here I wore the red wire frames I'm sportin' in the Huckleberry Pie banner above.
So this is me now. Taken on my 50th birthday to be exact. Black wire rims for me...pink plastic for my adorable grandgirlie