Here is a blast from the past. My dad sent it today, after receiving it from one of his German colleagues. My family went to Germany to visit the candy factory where the gummy bears were made, before the Black Forest brand was sold. I think I’m 12 in the picture. I actually think the picture is hilarious because it highlights almost all of the ugly, embarrassing things about being that age. Note the braces, spiral perm, white Keds, and (gasp!) fanny pack. My brother’s glasses are pretty funny too.
This picture makes me rethink the magnitude of any embarrassment in my current adult life. 🙂