Not to be confused with the wonderful film The Way we Were*, I'm talking history here!
Earlier on tonight I almost dropped my tea when I read that The Glasgow Garden Festival happened 20 years ago. 20 freakin' years. Although I remember the festival fondly, what I remember most clearly is what I wore the first time I went to the festival. I remember that as clearly as if it were only last year. Everything that happens in my life is archived according to what I wore. I have lost count of the times over the years that I have had no memory about a place or event until the Grand Empress Gillian reminds me of what I had on at the time. She has an encyclopediac memory which puts mine to shame every time.
I love how clothes can help shape a special memory.
What were you wearing 20 years ago?
*The Way We Were
Made in 1973, starring Barbara Streisand and Robert Redford, as the star crossed lovers. The bittersweet tale tells of Katie Morosky, an awkward, intense and intelligent jewish woman who marries Hubbell Gardiner, a carefree, handsome, talented WASP following World War 2. The story follows their life together and the role reversals that eventually force them apart. Memorable for much more than just the song it spawned, if you have not seen it, track it down today...