24 August, 2007

flashback friday! tshirt theme

Happy flashback Friday!

Okay, this week's theme is tshirts, so this is going to be quite a stretch for me. Fashion has never been my thing, so the closest I think I ever got to a popular tshirt as a child was a Cats tshirt (yes, musical theatre... no where near as cool as ET or Star Wars!)... and this was in I think about 1987.

So, with the limit set at 1985, this is the best I could do.

This is a photo of me with my brother in 1985, sitting in the open air chapel of a Brownies camp called Tintuppah Gunyah. Brownies were junior girl guides... guides got to wear blue, we had to wear yellow and brown... very attractive! I am in the skivvy on the left - I told you... not a fashion victim - whilst my brother is on the right.

Still with me? Okay, here comes the stretch.... My brother is wearing a Tshirt which has the wording "NYNGAN Beyond the Black Stump" on it. Nyngan is a tiny little town with a population of about 2,000 people, 575km inland from Sydney. My family lived there until about 1981ish, before moving to the bright lights of Tamworth (a big country town of 33,000 people).
Whilst this is not a popular Tshirt (like ET, Star Wars, Strawberry Shortcake etc), it does make me laugh that we were living in Tamworth but still wearing Nyngan tshirts 4 years later! (It also makes me laugh that my brother is dressed in brownie colours).

While we are talking brownies, have a look at this hilarious shot of me in my brownies beret! I loved that beret! (actually I think I still have it...) How serious I look! Just hilarious!

Happy flashback friday, and a happy weekend everyone!


Anonymous said...

How far away is that photo, I can't see the words but I'll believe you. Nyngan is just down the road from me and nothing flash. That shirt would make me laugh. Love your beret and that face, what were you thinking. I found another great brownie photo too. And would you believe it's my weird beret. I'll have to save that for later.

three buttons said...

You obviously took your brownies very seriously, your look tells me so.

I didn't attend brownies myself, instead I went to GFS (girls friendly society). Alot of people laugh when I tell them that, it's rather odd :)

whitney said...

I love the look on your face in the beret. Does the beret still fit? You have such a great face!

posiepatchwork said...

Oh, so cute!! My brother lives in Glen Innes, so Tamworth is the big smoke for them!! My nephews board at TAS, but when i was little, i dated a boy from the Farrar School, he he. I was in Sydney though, but you know, gives you something to think about when you're 16, that country boy you pashed. My next door neighbour is from Nyngan, he fled to join the Navy as a teenager. See, super small world!! I wasn't a brownie, although i have snaps of my husband in a beret from cadets, aged 13, & he was bloody serious, no wonder he's now a sergeant in the Army!! Did you see Corrie from Retro Mummy's entry this week, we are both Navy daughters & i have a very similar Tshirt to the one she is sporting. Love Posie

Susan said...

My beautiful daughter took her Brownies very seriously. I was once quartermaster (should that be mistress/person?) for her Brownie pack when we went on an overnight camp to watch the progress of Halley's comet. The comet was great, but making trifle for 25 girls and their leaders was not!
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