Friday, March 12, 2010

rock that 80's style, babe...

are you guys old enough to remember the 80's???


this is what we looked like ...



what we watched.....


what we wore...


how we convo'ed...



where we blogged....


Earlier this week, the hubs got a call from a lady - who he did not know - in our former hometown. With her business partner on speaker, she began to explain that they were renovating their offices. As she continued, the hubs couldn't figure out what all that had to do with him. After a few minutes, she explained that as the old panelled ceiling in their office was being torn out, down fell a wallet. After looking through the wallet for ID and making a few phone calls, she located the hubs. Turns out -the wallet was mine!

In the late 80's the business I worked with moved to a new building. My office was near the back entrance. I clearly remember the day someone snuck in the unlocked back door, went into my desk and took that wallet out of my purse. I just assumed it ended up in a dumpster.

Of course, all the cash was gone, the caller told hubs, but EVERYTHING else remained and it was all in pristine condition.

I think the callers were excited about the find and tracking down the owner. They were so nice to mail the wallet to me and, after TWENTY YEARS I got my wallet back yesterday!






It was such a blast going through everything. Ancient credit cards from banks and department stores that no longer existed, a list of Christmas presents I was going to buy, 25 cent stamps!, hub's old college ID, business cards from antique and thrift shops that I'd visited. And my driver's license! Big. Hair.

Rock that mall hair, babe!

Guess we'll never solve the mystery of how the wallet got where it did,  but it was so much fun going back to the 80's! 


what's in YOUR wallet... ?


       

14 comments:

bluehydrangea said...

I can't believe you got your wallet back!! I love the trip back to the 80's and even funnier I did a retro post today too!!

Tades said...

That is amazing!!! What a story! Must have been fun to look through the wallet after all these years (I remember that wallet btw!) It's funny to see the cards of businesses that don't even exist anymore! What a hoot! ;)

Kathysue said...

That is such a cool story. It really is a blast from the past. I was just talking the other day about how I hated the 80s style in clothes and hair. I never fit in. I kind of feel like it is happening again. The styles are so out there right now. Thank goodness for the classics. I guess I am just not a trendy girl. Fun post and thanks for sharing,Kathysue

Windlost said...

That is so amazing to find all those things!! I was a teen in the 80's and fashion-obsessed, so I did every trend imaginable. Glad there is not much photo evidence....

Thanks for your sweet comment on my birthday post. That was a lovely first comment to receive!

I love your blog and hope all is well with you! xo Terri

The Zhush said...

That is one crazy story! Back to the future for sure (like totally)!

Karena said...

Really amazing, the first image reminded me of Peter Max's pop art! Oh and that hair!!

Karena

Art by Karena

my favorite and my best said...

i heart the 80's. duran duran.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

WOW! Love this story...what a gift from the past!How cool of them to send it back to you!

And oh yeah baby...leg warmers...I was in college and had a dance minor...leg warmers. Everyday, all day!

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

Good story, great blog. I was going through- absolutely crazy over your grey kitchens post. I'll be following. :)

Trouvais said...

When I saw the first photos I wondered if I was on the right blog...hideous!!! Nails on chalkboard! Oh...but what a great story...I forgive you for the 80's stuff! Just so cool that someone took the time to make sure it got back to you. The complete respect that showed a fellow human being. Wow! Thank you! Trish

Full House said...

Get out if town...that is such a cool story. Of course I remember the 80's..I have a special place for them in my heart.

Charlotta Ward said...

Yes the 80s.. Neon earrings and all, an era that definitely got the worst of me.. :)
Amazing that that lady went through the trouble to find you and send your wallet back.

xCharlotta

Raina Cox said...

Stamps you can lick!

That's all I got.

Oh, and I think we had the same hair.

annie said...

What a great story...I clicked on it because of the 80's thing. How amazing that someone tracked you down and sent it back.