15. A photo from your childhood
The universe must be telling me that this is the next thing on the 30 list to post about. Last week my mom randomly texted me this picture:
OH MY GOD. This was taken, I'm guessing, around 4th grade ish. I remember thinking I was the shit in my preppy collared shirt and pink bow slapped on the side of my head. And those teeth, THOSE TEETH. Oh my.
Then a few days later I was browsing my bookshelf at home for a new book to read and this picture fell out of the pages of the book I picked:
This is football Hall of Famer Jackie Smith. My grandparents owned a restaurant in the 70's and the story about this picture was that I was visiting them at the restaurant and Jackie Smith came in to eat. He played for the St. Louis Cardinals at the time which makes sense because I was born not far from St. Louis and lived there until I was about 5. I would love to know who wrote on this photo because 1) they spelled Jackie's name wrong and 2) my last name is also spelled wrong. I find it so interesting that Mr. Smith finished his football career playing for the Dallas Cowboys which is funny because I've lived in DFW for most of my life.