Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dale's Birthday Present

For Dale's birthday (yes, back in October), I lovingly made a slideshow of old photos with the hopes of embarrassing him greatly as my contribution to the thorough roasting that several friends gave him.

Judy and Jerry, Dale's parents, secretly provided the pictures with enough info to make a lovely (and very effective) show. Though some of the captions didn't come through at his party, we had a lot of laughs at Dale's expense, but he enjoyed them too. So to share these pictures with Judy, Jerry, and others who would like to see them, I'm finally posting everything here.

Oh, the pictures are organized in memory of Dale's hair...

"Oh Behave! A Tribute to the Early Years of Dale's Hair"



"A long, long, LONG time ago, in a galaxy far, far away (called Virginia)... Dale found his first hair hero..."





"Excited about his first den meeting, Dale is disappointed at the lack of chicks in Boy Scouts."





"Macaulay Culkin?"

"The Patriotic Big Hair Phase" Interestingly, he seems most excited about some sort of hair product...

After obtaining appropriate styling tools, Dale begins the quest of which he had been dreaming: Getting Dates. Though he seems to have started with a more traditional approach, Dale soon realizes that he'll have to dress more creatively to get girls.
"May I Have this Dance?"


Wow! That's a lot of creativity!

The Footloose Period: After the smashing gray tux and multi-scarf ensemble went out of style, Dale decided that "bass player" should be his new look. He tapped several of his closest friends to form a band--The Diff'rents--and to experiment with varying degrees of undress. Note: With close study, one can see the genesis of many of Dale's Mardi Gras costumes.





Dale's hair goes to the prom...

Skipping a few hundred years or so...


Rest In Peace, Hair. You are gone, but not forgotten...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT. Great job, the pictures are very cool. The History of the Hair is a potent timeline. Hope the half marathon went well. --Dean

Amber said...

That was a wonderful display of the evolution of Dale's hair. I have to ask, is that Wes Barnes in the photo at the bottom?