Welcome to Seaside Simplicity's Flashback Friday. Each week feel free to post an old photo on your blog and the link back to Martha's site. It's really fun to see the old photos and hear the stories behind them.
My photos this week were taken at the same event, just in different years. When I was in my early twenty's, I was the office manager for a gourmet gift basket company that was a division of the JM Smucker Company. Every year there was a huge industry convention called the "National Fancy Food and Confection Show." Each year the convention was in a different city and I'd get to go with the sales team and help work the show.
One year when the convention was in New York City, we planned a spectacular entrance. The president of the company, the whole sales team and myself all dressed up in tuxedo's and made a grand entrance into the convention hall. I'll tell you, when we walked into the convention center, jaws dropped and we were the talk of the show. It was great fun and very theatrical.
Here I am again in New York at the same annual convention, just a different year. That year my mom and dad were on vacation driving along the east coast and decided at the last minute to swing into New York and visit me. So they showed up at the convention center, I got them in, and they spent the day walking the trade show.
Afterwards we went to dinner at The Old Homestead Steakhouse. If you're ever in New York City you need to go there for a great steak. The owner of the restaurant was friends with my boss, so we got treated like royalty. I will seriously never forget that meal - it was that good!
Don't forget to post a Flashback Friday picture and link back to Seaside Simplicity!
Great shots Kim. I love the first one of you in the tux! That must have been a blast!! Love the one with your parents too. I could go for a dinner at The Old Homestead Steakhouse right now! Thanks for playing along!ReplyDelete
Oh and by the way, in answer to your comment on my post - I do have a birth certificate but I guess back in those days they changed them in adoptions or something. It shows my legal name and my parents that I grew up with as mother and father. How crazy is that?! I think anyone who may have known anything are already gone.That's the hard part about finding out so late in life.
Thank you so much. It was really fun to do that and I loved working the trade shows. That was one of my favorite jobs.Delete
My mom does genealogy, so I'm going to show her your post and see if she has any suggestions for you.
So COOL! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Oh, I love the tuxedo! What great photos and fun times to remember! You haven't changed...you are still so cute! I'm joining in tomorrow morning! Sweet dreams!ReplyDelete
You don't look a THING like your dad, do you? lol You have the exact same smile! Neat pictures!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Yes, we do have the same smile and until I knocked out my front teeth, my one tooth crossed the other exactly like my dad's does.Delete
Fabulous photos both, but I really love the shot of you in a tux! That must have been FUN!!! :o)ReplyDelete
I've always thought that you are SO pretty! I bet you knocked Louie's socks off back in the day....and still do!ReplyDelete
Ah, thanks Della! xoDelete
Fun photos! I think my mom and your mom had the same hairstyle back then!!ReplyDelete
OMG - we were just talking about that too. I had permed my hair like that too after Barbra Streisand did "A Star is Born" and it wrecked my hair. That's why my hair is so short in the tux photo - I had to cut it all off to get rid of the perm damage. LOL!Delete
I went the "body wave" route with the same terrible results! Never did it again!!Delete
So cute. I've worked a few trade shows back in the day too. Those were lots of fun. (Thankfully my pics are long gone)ReplyDelete
What a cool idea for a meme! I must find an old photo and participate! I'm loving your trip down memory lane.ReplyDelete