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Friday, October 8, 2021

Flashback Friday: Steppin' Into The Weekend, Southgate Style

Set the controls of the Earth-Toned Wayback Machine to the mid-1970s, where this photo from our BFFs at Reston, Remember When shows a nuclear family unit heading out of their swanky Southgate digs for an outing in Reston, which at the time meant either a trip to Memco or some fine dining, or maybe to play on some skull-crackin' concrete abutment or listen to some rockin' live music or see a blockbuster at the Reston Twin (it's daylight, so not that kind of blockbuster) or to get a really rad portrait made. All's we know is that 1) the only thing more gaudy than mom's mustard yellow slacks, which were likely visible all the way from Lake Anne, is dad's ginormous belt buckle, which is so wide that it appears to make a semicircle around his waist and 2) the kids look just about as excited to be hanging out with the parents as they would be today. The girl's even looking down at something in her hands, as if checking her "snaps," or whatever the kids call them, on a smart cellular telephone that wouldn't be invented for another three decades, the end.

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