Roll Another One / Enrolla Uno Más

My only excuse is that I was 19 years old in 1973 and most likely stoned when I dressed for my cousin’s wedding.

Mi única excusa es que tenía 19 años en 1973 y lo más probable es que estaba drogado cuando me vestí para la boda de mi prima.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

34 thoughts on “Roll Another One / Enrolla Uno Más”

  1. Looks like some of your mother’s furniture from that time period. Look at how the tie mirrors the lighter colored diamonds in the pattern of the sweater. It almost looks like you have a series of four ties marching up from your best to the real tie at your neck. Ah, those were the days.

    1. Wilma:
      My mother’s furniture fabric combinations had settled down by then. I don’t know WHAT I was thinking. But thanks for noticing the tie and argyle coordination. I WAS an art student.

  2. I like how Wilma put so much thought into this 🙂 My first reaction was: Wow, you look so much better (and sexier) older and without hair! As for the outfit, it’s better than the powder blue, giant black velvet bowtie ensemble that BH wore to our prom a year later. Your smile hasn’t diminished one bit.

    1. Deedles:
      And Wilma understood where I was coming from, too. Jerry had a mint green brushed cotton, bell-bottom suit. The tie was purple velvet with multi-colored flowers and there was piping to match around the jacket’s gigantic lapels. He may have won this round. And, thanks, although that might be one of the worst pictures of me ever; I have been told I’ve aged well… and I do like myself better now (which isn’t saying much)!

      1. Oh nooooo!! Not mint green!! That color shouldn’t even be painted on walls! Did he have a big red nose and gigantic shoes too? Too bad he wasn’t into wearing dish cloths on his head back then. That would’ve been the cherry on top!
        I’m so glad you like yourself better now. That is very important. I think I can speak for everyone here , we like you too:)

      2. Deedles:
        He still had that suit when I met him (hanging in the closet) and tried to tell me it was very fashionable. Maybe in the Midwest in the 70s! I had a trendy 70s green suit, too (the bell bottoms and wide lapels). But mine was a beautiful subtle mossy green and elegant woven wool. Mary, please, I said! We both do wish we still had that suit. What a great wall hanging it would make. Neither of us would fit into it! He was all sharp angles in those days.

    1. Debra:
      Yeah, it was pretty amazing. I had just cut several inches from the length. Not very flattering, but a healthy head of hair.

    1. anne marie:
      I didn’t, of course, dress up in those days. So the look was not only weird but uncomfortable.

    1. Bob:
      So strange to remember a time when I didn’t just wipe the water from the top of my head! That’s what it looked like brushed and left to dry naturally. Imagine the wigs I could have made.

    High fashion back in the early 70’s…….hey we all looked alike back then!
    So different now in Canada since legalization of marijuana……can pretty well ‘roll another one’ with no worries. Not that I do!

    1. Jim:
      I haven’t rolled another one in so many years. Maybe it would make my hair grow!

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      I had friends at the time who actually, seriously, used the word groovy. Not I!

    1. Natalie:
      Yeah, I don’t think it looked as bad then as it does now. But, why oh why did I tuck in the argyle sweater?!?

    1. laurent:
      It depended on the day with me. No humidity, no hairdryer… Louis XIV (well, sometimes). High humidity, no hairdryer… Diana Ross. Hairdryer, Clairol commercial.

  4. 1973 there’s that date again!
    I don’t know if you know but 73 follows/haunts/gets me through life ~
    sure hope it means something good.
    Now for a joint because we are allowed to in Canada, eh!

    1. Cheapchick:
      That wasn’t even a sweater vest. It was an entire sweater! I bought it that year on my first trip to England.

  5. When the Robert Redford version of The Great Gatsby hit theaters in the early 1970s, there was a brief revival of ’20s fashions. Looks like you got caught up in that.

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