Bossy recently came across a stack of photos taken during a Thanksgiving dinner a handful of years ago, where handful equals the hand that now has arthritis and has lost total track of time.
Shall we begin?
The first Thanksgiving guest is none other than Bossy’s son:
Wait — that’s not Bossy’s son, that’s Bossy’s husband. Because this is Bossy’s son, taken that same day:
Next on the guest list is Bossy’s mom:
And what Thanksgiving dinner worth its weight in tryptophan would be complete without the Artist Formerly Known As The Cutest Brother
Why, it’s none other than the very famous Harry Potter!
David saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 5:24 am
While Son of Bossy and Hubby of Bossy look quite similar, I did not for a minute think that first photo was of Son of Bossy. However, for just a moment I did think “Hey look, it’s Viggo Mortensen!”
MariaV saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 6:30 am
They certainly do look related. But … I think Bossy’s husband is even hotter now.
I think I have those frames in a drawer somewhere.
Peg saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 8:16 am
Love the photos and while the rest of you have changed over the years, I swear your bro looks just the same! He must be Peter Pan!
pam saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 9:57 am
Oh Bossy I had those exact frames! Did we look in the mirror and go ‘oh cute’. I don’t think so.
What I did not have was those cute boy husband and brother.
karen saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 10:02 am
It is kooky how much your son resembles your hubby! Thanks for sharing the pics.
As for all the denim, I have vivid memories of owning long sleeve denim shirts, short sleeve denim shirts, sleeveless denim shirts, denim vests, denim jackets etc…. At the time, my closet must’ve been a sea of blue. After I moved in with my husband, his sole request, as he helped me unpack, was that I please purge some of the denim from my wardrobe. Since I didn’t work on a ranch all that denim seemed a little unneccessary.
corrie saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 10:40 am
So young you were just an arthritic-hand full of years ago!
Still all pretty too!
sarah saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 11:22 am
Oh my Gah, I total remember the denim!!
Lizzy saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 12:02 pm
Bossy’s mom has the same expression as Bossy does now… OR Bossy has the same expression as her mom did then: both equally adorable.
We used to rock the denim pantsuit, too. What I really liked about that look was that it was so fitted and streamlined…
Lesley saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 12:22 pm
Despite the fact you’re all dressed as if you’re going to a hoedown, you are all gorrrrrgeous!
Little Miss Sunshine State saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 12:31 pm
Did Bossy’s brother tell his future-brother-in-law to stay away from his sister or was he responsible for the match?
I will NEVER part with my denim jacket.
Lisa saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 12:31 pm
Perfect youthful perfection!
We all turn into our parents, eventually, eh?
Cat saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 12:35 pm
You know, Bossy’s husband, son and brother all look a lot like each other.
amberstar saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm
I never had that exact shade of denim…on my computer it looks sort of turquoise except for your brother’s. Ah those were the days. My kids are grown now and my grandson wears denim, too. However, khaki has been creeping in for a number of years. We are all klass around here on holidays with our dressing up and all.
So Not Mom-a-licious saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 1:52 pm
Denim being popular at that time is not the funny part. Te funny part is that it was coordinating denim shirt day! Wish I could have seen that Christmas card!
katie saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 2:18 pm
Bossy! You look just like your mom!
kate saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 2:53 pm
the denim shirts are quite nice. i love the matchy matchy theme for the day.
except don’t EVER do that again!
Tracy saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 2:57 pm
At least your denim shirts didn’t have flowers or some other random thing embroidered on them! I remember seeing a few of those!
Andrea's Sweet Life saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 3:28 pm
I want to know what kind of pact Bossy’s brother made with the devil that allows him to look exactly the same, no matter the year.
Fairly Odd Mother saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 4:47 pm
Did you guys dress the same everywhere you went? The denim shirts make me laugh. But, they do look very nice set against the red checkered paper plates.
Your glasses look positively fashionable compared to the GIANT peach frames I wore for way too many years.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 4:56 pm
Bossy’s husband and Bossy’s son look like they took a long swim together in the same jean pool.
rory saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 4:58 pm
Is it a bad thing that I STILL have a denim shirt? (OK, maybe two)
And where can I buy the preservative that your brother’s drinking? I need some of that.
Mr Farty saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 4:59 pm
I still wear that denim shirt sometimes. It seems to shrink a bit every time I put it on.
The Cheap Chick saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 5:26 pm
I was just wondering… is Bossy’s mom wearing a headband with an attached snood? Because that would be AWESOME!
And yeah, your husband is totally hawt. Not that I’m jealous or anything…
sometimessophia saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 5:28 pm
You look like you were doing your Shelley Long impersonation. Don’t you just love making that trip down memory lane?
dgm saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 7:30 pm
How I cherished my Banana Republic denim shirt back in the day. Soo cool. I like the fact that Bossy and Bossy’s husband (and son) are all dressed in the same shirt. Incidentally, behind those glasses, Harry Potter looks like Bossy’s Daughter (and that’s a compliment, Bossy’s Daughter).
Maria saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 7:41 pm
OH, gosh…the denim era. I had to throw all my photos out. But was that a SNOOD i saw?? On bossy’s mom? Snoods are making a comeback, I swear.
Bush Babe of Granite Glen saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 8:30 pm
Yup. Denim overload. Too funny.
On little side note: if Bossy is almost six feet tall, how enormous are Bossy’s husband and brother? Do you live in the Land of Giants? I am 5’8″ but fear I would be considered a shrimp in your house!
Michelle saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 8:44 pm
Well, I hear denim is quite… warm… ?
ms. changes pants while driving saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 10:19 pm
tattooedminivanmom saysFebruary 1, 2009 at 11:35 pm
Your making me want to go pull out my denim jacket AND my booger flavored jelly beans.
clickmom saysFebruary 2, 2009 at 9:20 am
Are you insinuating that denim is NOT in fashion anymore? whoops.
Barb saysFebruary 2, 2009 at 10:04 am
Is Bossy’s borother really Dick Clark? Because he does not seem to age!! I had those glasses in purple…I know.
sista #2 saysFebruary 2, 2009 at 10:04 am
I had the long denim skirt, denim shoes(oh yes i did) and denim jacket. I was all that and then some.
patois saysFebruary 2, 2009 at 11:49 am
Did you three always go out dressed alike?
kay saysFebruary 2, 2009 at 2:02 pm
The resemblance between Bossy and her mother is really uncanny.
Is it a good thing that you’ll now know what you’ll look like in another 25 years?
In my sons’ cases: no. Two of them hear all the time that they look a lot like me, although I don’t see it at all. I’m sure they’re delighted to know that in 25 years, they’ll be fattish, grayish and FEMALE.
Thanks for the prance down memory lane. My good friend is the chief of police, and anytime I might forget how ridiculous my glasses choices were, he prints out a copy of my DL photo from, say, 1984.
KellyS. saysFebruary 3, 2009 at 1:54 am
Your mother is wearing a snood! How cool is that? Also, I am waiting for the day when you finally reveal the name of your guitar-hero brother. Was he in Starship? He looks sooo familiar in that picture.
jen saysFebruary 3, 2009 at 12:06 pm
Ah. Mah. Gad.
I had those glasses! You looked way better in ’em.
I had a SHORT-SLEEVED denim shirt. You looked way better in your long-sleeved version.
Kady saysFebruary 5, 2009 at 5:42 pm
OMG. Denim shirt year. I totally remember that year.