Thursday, November 03, 2005

Alvin the Chipmunk

Alvin the Chipmunk, circa 1978 or so
From the archives: Winnipeg, Manitoba -- circa 1978 or so.

It's one of my favourite photos of my younger brother, when he was innocent and impressionable and had cheeks full of winter supplies.

We called him Alvin the Chipmunk because... well, it was irresistible. How could we not? "Alvin and the Chipmunks" were in their heyday (did I just say that?), and our favourite cartoon was "Chip and Dale". Alvin even had a dark blue cap with a red 'A' on it, and by his second year of school had glasses. Classic 'Alvin the Chipmunk'. Cuteness and chipmunkeyness personified.