Thursday, June 5, 2008

You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile...


In 1982, Annie came into theaters. And an obsession was born.

I loved Annie. Had to own everything Annie related. To this day, I can't hear any song from the Annie soundtrack without breaking out into song. Loud, obnoxious song.

One essential element of that was the Annie dress. You know the one. Red dress, black piping, white sash. I had the red mop of hair to go with it so I think I truly believed I was Annie when I had that magical dress on.

I wore this dress every opportunity I got. And, at this moment, that dress is hanging in a special "don't ever touch" spot in the playroom dress up closet. I would wear it to this day if I could. Okay, maybe not. That's creepy. But, still, I do love that dress...

For more pics from the past, check out the Fro' Me to You Carnival at That Family's website!

20 comments:

P.S. He loves you... said...

Tomorrow...tomorrow..o'sorry..I to also thought she was da'bomb!

Great PIX!!!

jennifer said...

"Dumb dog, why are you following me. I ain't got a crumb dog...."

This was my baby brother's favorite movie. I have watched it a BUNCH!

Jennifer

Bethany said...

Let's go to the movies,
Let's go see the star,
Cops and robbers,
Cowboy movies,
Music and light,
All here tonight...


I was an Annie fan myself! My sister and I used to sing all the Annie songs in the car every time we went somewhere. We even assigned my brother a part of the movie song. "Turn the kitchen light off!"

Bethany said...

Oh! And you pulled Annie off pretty well! Cool dress!

Anonymous said...

I was the same way about Punky Brewster (at least Annie is timeless). I adored her and we saw a taping of a show in NYC and I got this Punky sweatshirt that I never took off. Rolled my jeans up like her, did the pigtails and all and the icing was that my gym teacher in 3rd grade actually nicknamed me Punky Brewster - a sound that was heaven on earth to my little 8 year old ears...ekw

We are THAT Family said...

I had the same dress, but my twin got to wear it more! She was just like you. She had every song memorized.

But you look like her with the hair! How funny!

"When you look at a day that's gray and loneelllyy...

Good luck on the Atari!

The Fritz Facts said...

Oh my goodness Oh my goodness

How cute were you!! Love it!

World's Greatest Mommy said...

You make a great Annie! Love your photo. I didn't even see Annie until I was a teenager, but I've always loved it.

Bahama Shores Mama: said...

I too loved Annie and passed the Love of all Musicals on to my children. They could sing every line to the soundtrack of Chicago!

Tammy said...

What a cute little Annie you were!

Kelsey Smith said...

Aww Thats so cute!

Gotta GROW with it said...

i just wanted annie's hairdo! cute photo.

life & love in rose cottage said...

You looked just like her!

Valarie said...

It's the hard-knock life for us!
It's the hard-knock life for us!

'Steada treated,

We get tricked!

'Steada kisses

We get kicked!

Oh I love that movie! When Annie or Grease comes on, I stop what I am doing and watch it.

You so could have been Annie.

franticallysimple said...

Some day
I'll step on their freckles
Some night
I'll straighten their curls
Send a flood
Send the flu
Anything that You can do
To little girls...
Love that movie! And you look adorable.

Muthering Heights said...

You do look just like her!

Neurotically Yours: said...

OMGosh - you were toooooo cute!

Kristen M. said...

Congratulations on winning the prize. Your picture is priceless.

Mrs. N. said...

I am cracking up.I'm reading these so late, but glad I am. Loved this

P.S. He loves you... said...

CONGRATS!

The best "annie" won!