Mom essay. 1950s family photos included. An essay I wrote for a Costume History course. The assignment was to write a one page paper on our family's cultural heritage. We were to interview a family member (I chose my mom), and use clothing and fashion of the era, to illustrate.
Aaron's LOLmoths. Aaron played a little practical joke on me and hijacked my website. He infested it with his LOLmoth creations. They were hidden in some of the pictures as Easter eggs. Here they are together, preserved for posterity, in a moth gallery.
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