Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

On Break

(Found in my childhood dresser yesterday while I was unpacking the kids’ suitcase. Circa summer, 1993. You’re welcome!)

Hi from Missouri! We flew into Kansas City on Saturday and spent a couple days with friends there, and yesterday we arrived in Springfield to visit my parents. I thought I’d have a new column up for you by now, but I didn’t have wifi for a bit and now I’m enjoying some down time with the fam. It’s been a summer of limited childcare, so it’s nice to have some extra hands and a little time to relax. We’re taking a long break this time – won’t return home until the end of next week — and posting will be sporadic in the meantime, but I promise to post some new content at some point. In the meantime, the forums are up as always, and here are a few posts you may have missed in the past (and if you’d like to follow some of our trip, I update more frequently on Instagram).

12 comments… add one
  • LisforLeslie August 14, 2018, 11:05 am


    Thank you for that delightful gift. You were (are) adorable!!!!

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  • Kate August 14, 2018, 11:25 am

    Hahahahahaha, my friends got those in HS. Even though I worked at the mall and had high hair, I never did for some reason. I should have.

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  • Dear Wendy August 14, 2018, 11:36 am

    My parents bought like half a page in my senior yearbook and had this photo published along with a note of congratulations. Yeah, like, congratulations on surviving THIS.

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    • Kate August 14, 2018, 11:45 am

      Yeah but it was cool then. My friend Karen who was super spoiled had them done. I think she was wearing a denim shirt that’s now back in style.

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      • Dear Wendy August 14, 2018, 11:47 am

        I think it was an early birthday gift for my 17th birthday. I look like a 12-year-old dressing up like a grown up, not a cool almost 17-year-old… (not that I was cool…).

      • JD August 14, 2018, 5:38 pm

        I hope the collar was up!

  • JD August 14, 2018, 5:37 pm

    I wanted to get Glamour Shots so bad but my mom couldn’t afford it. Now I wish i had just for a good big hair pic. That outfit is exceptional Wendy.

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  • keyblade August 14, 2018, 7:28 pm

    I think you look nice. The big brows are back. Your teeth were straight and your complexion was clear. No perms to grow out. But I would have died if my parents had taken out half a page of me in my year book 🙂

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    • Dear Wendy August 14, 2018, 8:12 pm

      Ha- totally.
      And so ironic how much hair I had- th brows, the sideburns I cut short every week. And now I have alopecia and have lost all of that!

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  • Bittergaymark August 15, 2018, 7:29 am

    Hah! Glamour-shots are so wonderfully indicative of just how RARE stylized photos were in the time before “selfies.”

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  • Guy Friday August 15, 2018, 5:59 pm

    Personally, I think it was great that you took the time to pose for a picture on your way to pulling a rabbit out a hat somewhere 😉

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    • Dear Wendy August 16, 2018, 10:44 am


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