2/21/10

Sunday Smile

Today's Sunday Smile is brought to you by... the Charlie Brown gang & Saudi Arabia!





Little known fact: I spent my childhood living in Saudi Arabia. In the late '70s, to be exact. I am full of happy  memories of my time in Riyadh. Nothing captures that more than the Tshirt I wore quite often, that said "Happiness is being one of the gang in Saudi Arabia". I kept that tee all these years; even modified it a bit so I could don it once again in my young adult years. And then, quite wonderfully, I received a gift of that tee transformed once again, but this time in the form of a pillow! I am so delighted to have use for something that is from an important part of my history. Thanks mom! :)

How the Charlie Brown gang ever became a part of a Saudi slogan, I'll never know. And odd combo, but fabulously retro at that! I did love Woodstock & Snoopy so (I still have my hand puppet versions of those 2 tucked away somewhere). 

This nostalgia makes me want to get a slideshow going of all the photos my dad took of our family's time in Saudi. Don't you just love a good old-fashioned slideshow?!
~caren

3 comments:

  1. i love the peanuts characters so i think that t-shirt pillow is super awesome! i grew up reading all the comic books and watching all the tv specials and collecting the peanuts pez dispensers. :)

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  2. I had so many Peanuts goodies, too - specifically Woodstock & Snoopy, though. I still have a couple of my childhood keepsakes, like the puppets - I should take photos of those old cuties.

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  3. I remember this shirt and the RICS Rebel shirt and the Oilfield Trash shirt....too funny

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