Plaid is Rad

plaid is rad

While food shopping the other day I came across a woman in this totally hip plaid outfit. Think about it, you would usually see clothes like this on a rapper. But this grandma was flying her plaid flag high last Saturday and strutting her stuff through the gourmet section of a market Gary and I like to refer to as Stinky Farms. (before they renovated the place it stunk to high heaven, I used to gag when I was pregnant and had to go in there).

Notice the adorable young gentleman in the background picking up some goodies for his family like the super hubster that he is. That would be the fabulous Matt, who nailed me taking this picture… big time.

There I was, camera at waist level as he rounded the corner the moment I was framing the perfect shot of Plaid Rad Granny. At this point I have learned to carry the camera in a spot in my bag akin to a holster. I whip that baby out and don’t miss a step.

Right after that shot was taken he came over laughing and pointing that he had nailed me taking random supermarket pictures.

As if that is something everyone does not do.

Oh, they don’t? Well they should. Some moments simply beg to be immortalized. If only for the sheer joy of sharing them with your friends.

(A quick newsflash for the PW peops, I am happy to report that the School Budget passed  2785 to 1989). 

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Filed under absurdities, carry a camera, fashion, grandmothers

9 responses to “Plaid is Rad

  1. I love the outfit.

    I’ve always thought that it would make a great photo series to photograph people in such attire, seated in their living rooms. It would be fascinating to see what sort of environments, people dressed that way, have created for themselves. It would be like an up-dated version of Diane Arbus.

  2. Dr Jimmy

    I like her sensible shoes

  3. Liz

    My grandmother would have rocked this outfit as well!

    And congrats on the budget!

  4. margi

    Rock on granny and nice hair, too.

  5. I think it might be safe to give her props for matching, you know, the top plaid and bottom plaid.
    I wonder, what color were her shoes?

  6. everybody loves this woman, that makes me so happy.

    razzuffnik, i am a huge Arbus fan. and i would love nothing better than to see the homes of some the people i capture. i suppose that might make me a stalker so i should rethink

    liz mentioned in an email that you can only buy those clothes in the ’70s. i do love the idea of a little time travel.

    jimmy and stacy, you may want to talk shoes offline.

  7. Jennifer Krieger

    My husband was thrown out of Trader Joe’s once for taking pictures. Some people are so sensitive!

  8. Love that plaid. Wait, I think those are my dad’s pants…

  9. OMG, I haven’t seen this much plaid from head to toe since the 70s. Come to think of it, the suit was on Herb Tarleck on WKRP in Cincinnati!

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