Thursday, July 10, 2014
Sorry for the fuzzy picture this week. The original is just as bad, so if you can't tell, that's me in the white skirt laying across the front.
The question is, can anyone tell where this picture was taken? Anyone? Bueller?
That my friends was taken in June 1984, 30 years ago in the 1200 court of the North Carolina Legislative Building the week I was a page for the North Carolina General Assembly.
For those that may not know, I have worked as an attorney for the General Assembly for over 18 years, so maybe you could call this a sign of things to come.
Still, it's a perfect example of why I love going back through old pictures. I never thought at that time, that I would spend my career working there, but that's definitely the summer that I first became interested in government. 1984 was a busy summer for me. After I was a House page for a week, I went to Rotary Youth Leadership at Guilford College for a week, and then went to Governor's School West for 8 weeks. Governor's School was where I first found out about the North Carolina Student Legislature, which I was heavily involved in through the rest of high school and college, and the rest I guess is history.
On a separate note, I'm also pleased to say that those programs that so shaped me that summer are still around 30 years later.