Monday, February 25, 2008

Hawaii 1989

I've been scanning old photos with my mom today. We've done a lot of them already, but I get the feeling that we've barely scratched the surface. All the albums that you can slide photos in and out of are done, but most of the pictures are in albums that make removing the pictures much more difficult.

We're doing four photos per scan, so I still have to crop and separate the pictures which means that it will be a while before I get them onto flickr.

In the mean time, you can enjoy this picture of Jeff and me on top of Diamondhead during our vacation to Hawaii in 1989. You will probably notice the very stylish black 'hip pouch' that I am wearing.

They were all the rage in Hawaii that year. Everyone on the whole island had one. I *really* wanted one but my parents seemed to think they were stupid and wouldn't buy me one.

I decided that I would have to take matters into my own hands and so I begged my parents for all their spare change every time they bought something and eventually built up $5.50 worth of dimes, nickels and quarters. It took probably three days. When I finally had enough money, I went down to a store at the bottom of the hotel and bought one for myself.

When I got back up to the room to show off my prize, they decided to buy Jeff and Jackie each their own. Boy that made me mad. All that effort, scraping all that change together and then Jeff and Jackie just get theirs handed to them. I wished that I had just kept the money and begged more for the 'hip pouch'.

That's not the only time my parents and by parents I mean my Mom has not understood how much I have actually wanted something that I asked for.



Sarah Scoville said...

Gary, I have loved all the photos! Thanks for sharing them with everyone. It sounds like you are enjoying photographing! That's great. I wish I had time to get out and take more fun pictures...but all you'd see is me staring at my computer screen (got to love school). I love reading your blog and getting the latest update :)

Jon said...

Gary, are you bringin' back the fanny pack?

I have some unfortunate fanny pack pictures of me as well. Add the braces, tinted sunglasses and hair parted on the side I wonder why I wasn't a hit with the ladies.

Anonymous said...

A little tip for Jon

If you ever come to Australia, it might be a good idea NOT to use the term "Fanny Pack"

It's always nice to have a heads up I always think.

Famous US words from a male shop assistant....

"Your fanny looks great in those pants"

Just wrong in SO many ways.