#TBT: Fourth of July 80s Flashback

It was the late 80s. My favorite music was by Depeche Mode, Prince, Adam Ant, The Cure, David Bowie… I had discovered hair dye, colored mousse and cigarettes. I tried wine coolers for the first time… too much wine cooler that first time ensured it was the last time. I fell out of love with a boy named Nate who wore spurs on his Doc Martins… 

Fourth of July just happens to fall on a Thursday this year, and since Thursday is celebrated as #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) I thought I might look back in time to a fourth of July a long time ago.

I lived in Somersworth, New Hampshire and think I had just started my gypsy/hitch hiking era. I can’t remember whose couch I was sleeping on around this time, but this photo was taken in the drive way of my parents house. I was house sitting for them. I spent my time writing bad poetry and doing things I shouldn’t.

Where were you in the 80s? Do you remember a fourth of July holiday from that time?

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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2 Responses to #TBT: Fourth of July 80s Flashback

  1. Marge Simon says:

    I’ll tell you that this July 4th, I was viewing an old American Masters interview by Mike Wallace with the legendary Rod Serling . Those episodes were before your time, Angela, but they still held up.

    One thing you say I especially relate to — about falling out of love. Sometimes that turns out to be a good thing for you, but not for the other person! Fickle finger of Fate?

    A guarded secret: Like most dogs & cats, I don’t care for fireworks. :D

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