Welcome to Under the Lids – a lighthearted look at life from my yearboxes.
I started to keep stuff around 1980.
There was no rhyme or reason as to what I kept other than at the time, it was very important to me: concert tickets, movie stubs, rocks, a feather, clippings, notes passed in class…the list goes on. Each year I started a new yearbox for no purpose other than to keep my stuff, and go back whenever I wanted. About 20 years ago I organized the boxes, labelled them and put them in storage.
Who did 11 year old me have a crush on? (more like who didn’t she have a crush on). What movies did 17 year old me go see? What concerts did 28 year old me see with my then boyfriend/now husband? What did 44 year old me do yesterday?
Take a trip down memory lane with me as I go under the lids for a nostalgic look back at music, movies, fashion, pop culture, and always a little bit of Bowie.