Sunday, August 9, 2009

To be young again

Ah, how time flies. This is me, 31 years ago.

See below for what I look like now.


Kathy said...

Wow, what a cutie! Nice pic.

Jim Melvin said...

I was in a photo class at the University of South Florida in Tampa. The year? 1978, I believe. A fellow student took this photo of me. Made me look better than I really looked. We all have photos like that, don't we? The ones that somehow turn out great?

But ... thanks for the kind words, even if I don't entirely deserve them! :)

Ray Wong said...

I look better in my pictures than in real life. But yeah, we all have those prized pictures that somehow make us look hawt. LOL. Great pictures, though.

Jim Melvin said...


Thanks much!

Kappa no He said...

I'm trying to think who that picture reminds me of...some 70's folk singer...?? No, that's not it. I'm going to have to do some random google image searches. A musician though...

Jim Melvin said...

I'm hearing Bruce Jenner. Kevin Bacon. Young Dexter. :)


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I was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., but grew up in St. Petersburg, Fla. I graduated from the University of South Florida (Tampa) in 1979 with a B.A. in Journalism. I now live in South Carolina near the Blue Ridge Mountains, a pleasant setting for writing, to say the least. I was an award-winning journalist at the St. Petersburg Times for twenty-five years and I currently work at the Charlotte Observer. I am married with five daughters.

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