Saturday, April 25, 2015

Throwback Sunday or Something

I've never done a Throwback Thursday or Flashback Friday or anything like that. Mostly because I don't keep tons of old pictures around that I can upload every single week or anything like that, and I feel weird showing one every week anyway.

But I got curious about what the oldest picture of me on the Internet was, and I think I found it. Now, my sister has done some Throwback Thursdays that included me, so there are pictures of me as a little kid floating around the Internet. Since this particular picture was taken before Regina was even born though, I think it's the oldest. My aunt uploaded this to Facebook years ago before Throwback Thursday was even a thing.

I could be wrong and there's some older picture of me out there, but if there is, I don't know about it. There's another one that my aunt posted from when I was maybe two that's probably the second oldest, but here's one from before that:

I'm the baby on the far left. I think I was a year old. Maybe slightly less? It was taken in 1994, and I was born in 1993. It looks like summer, so it was probably right before my first birthday or right after. (I was born in August.) My little cousin is there (next baby to the left), and she's roughly a year younger so...

It was a family reunion with my grandma's family if you can't tell by all the matching shirts. The back row is my grandparents on the far left, my nanny (great-grandma; and actually my Papaw's mother, not my grandma's) next, and then my grandma's siblings and their spouses.

I won't get into the specifics of who everyone else is, but the second row is basically my dad (behind my mom) and his siblings and cousins. The third/bottom row is my mom (holding me), my dad's first cousin's wife (confusing much?) who is holding my technically second cousin-once-removed but I just refer to her as a cousin usually, and then the other various grandchildren of my grandma's siblings including the other baby who is another second cousin-once-removed who I usually just refer to as a cousin (I was the only grandchild my grandparents had at that point.).

Was that information overload?

So, yeah, that's a lot of extended family. My more immediate family is clustered to the left, but since I'm the oldest grandchild, it's pretty small compared to today. Not everyone is shown there anyway.

It's strange looking at this picture because I, of course, don't remember this at all. I don't really have any memory of when everyone was that age and whatnot. And when it comes to that cluster of kids, I'd more than likely know who they were if I was given names, but I can't recognize them by myself.

What's most crazy is that the two babies who aren't me (who I think you can tell are younger) are both now married and one of them has a kid. We have definitely grown up. There's no way we're adults. Just no way.

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