This is me on my first day, back in 1972. If you weren't born yet in 1972, just hush up, because I don't want to hear about it.
Like my school bag? I wish I still had it. It was RED and PLAID and I loved it. I'm sure it was dead empty, but I insisted on taking it.
My Grams bought me that dress, and it was a Great Big Deal because not only did we go to Hess's Department Store (which was pretty swanky), but it was also the first time I'd been in a dressing room. Mom made all my clothes, so it was a great novelty! You can't see it in the picture, but the top was striped, and it had two shiny brass buttons at the waist.