I’m nearing a milestone birthday this week (30!), so it felt right to celebrate with a nostalgia-themed Happy Mail featuring illustrator Gabrielle Muller. Her work speaks to anyone who came home to Full House on Friday nights or consumed miles of Fruit by the Foot.
Here’s my envelope to Gabrielle:
As an elementary schooler in the 90s, I have fond memories of square pizza lunches (always with corn—why?).
Also only ever eaten with a spork.
Here’s Gabrielle’s envelope to me:
Gabrielle writes: “FINALLY the right moment to draw my old Teen Spirit Baby Powder Soft deodorant! I decided to revisit 1997. The good memories of being 13 involve girlfriends, note-passing and BFF necklaces. They do not include gym class, that mean girl Tara from my homeroom, or that kid that threw my flute out the band room window.”
Too good! What are your favorite childhood memories?