Who knew that I could pull of the 70’s-era mobster look at age 10? I didn’t, that’s for sure! This picture was taken of me while I was riding inside of a Jeep for a parade, sponsored by my school. I don’t quite remember why I was dressed up like Sal the Mobster, but I do remember that my school chose a few kids to ride in the parade, and I just happened to be one of the lucky few. We had to dress up in stereotypical outfits from multiple decades, like the 70’s and 80’s, and I was picked to be part of the 70’s group. I guess ten-year-old Tucker found it funny to have a massive, greasy plume of chest hair and sideburns to look like an extra from one of The Village People’s music videos. And, I guess that fifteen-year-old Tucker still finds it funny, seeing as how I still have the sideburns and chest hair for special occasions. I do remember vividly, however, having fun being in the parade, as I had a bucket of candy to chuck at people, depending on whether or not they had been nice to me recently. If they hadn’t, they didn’t get no candy from me, as I held the raw, unbridled power of a candy thrower in that moment. The fate of entire nations rested upon my shoulders in that moment. Looking back at this picture, I became aware of how serious I take myself, which is not very serious. Even back then I dressed up in ridiculous outfits, and this wasn’t even for a Halloween parade. I just went all out on the fun factor. I guess you could say that the experience was pretty “sweet”!