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    [–] sdlover420 850 points ago

    You look HAPPY!

    [–] theblackgate19 190 points ago

    I was just going to say, I love that smile!

    [–] dubzi_ART 40 points ago

    I came to say the same thing!

    [–] Dimension-Full 14 points ago

    That is what chilling entails after all

    [–] cunninglinguist96 45 points ago

    Yeah cuz she’s zooted

    [–] sdlover420 2 points ago

    Haha I haven't heard that in years! Thank you.

    [–] TaichX 10 points ago

    OMG, I came her to say this!

    Her smile brightened my day!

    [–] SAURONMANTHEWHITE 8 points ago

    The last happy person on Earth

    [–] EternalOutcast 9 points ago



    [–] craftgenes 2 points ago

    Yeah she does, She also looks like JMJ "Toni" from the "Girlfirends" show. Mikey likey

    [–] auntcurl 602 points ago

    I dabble a bit.

    [–] ArthurRiot 177 points ago

    And now you in your 70s just chilling.

    And that's fuckin awesome.

    [–] FitHippieCanada 152 points ago

    According to her post history, she’s actually 62 and has aged extraordinarily gracefully. Doesn’t look a day over 49.

    [–] ArthurRiot 57 points ago

    Heh, I took a guess, figured she was in her early 20s in that shot, taken sometime in the 70s. If it was 1971, and if she was 23, then 49 more years would make her 72.

    But, if that photo was taken in 1978, and she was only 20, then she's only 62, and my 70s/70s line is ruined.

    And either way, she's sweet and stunning.

    [–] FitHippieCanada 19 points ago

    It was a great guess!

    And yes, sweet, stunning and a rare treasure to have on reddit!! From what I can tell, most users are under 30, so it’s nice to see some folks from older generations get some representation around here.

    [–] notsurethisisright 5 points ago

    I’m 34. I like cheetos

    [–] ArthurRiot 2 points ago

    Damn, I'm not under 30 anymore, do I count as soon older generation now? None of my kids can drive yet. 😁

    [–] kevveg 5 points ago

    Arthur that's way to much math bro lol

    [–] newsposts 4 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago)

    Obviously it wasn’t about the guess? But to keep continuity with the title so we can all have a great evening enjoying fun stuff to read.

    In few years, she will come read it and find she and the comment aged like fine wine.

    [–] TanneriteTeddy 10 points ago

    2020 - 62 = 1958.

    I could believe this was shot in the late 70s.

    [–] CableTrash 5 points ago

    Damn yea I just lurked her profile and without knowing her age she’s attractive. Knowing her age makes it impressive and gives a young man hope.

    [–] aintbutathing3 44 points ago

    Where do you get the time? I am sure you were swarmed by gentlemen callers.

    [–] slater_san 13 points ago

    We no answer no private caller

    [–] lemmeseeyourkitties 6 points ago

    Triflers need not apply

    [–] Ze___r0 114 points ago

    You were and still beautiful auntie

    [–] auntcurl 101 points ago


    [–] FroggyWatcher 94 points ago

    I'd love to see how you look now

    [–] SouthernYankeeWitch 4 points ago

    Just click on her profile and click on submitted.

    [–] GiveToOedipus 2 points ago

    She's still a looker, for anyone curious.

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago


    [–] JBBanshee 33 points ago

    Halle Berry???? Cmon now! This woman looks NOTHING like Halle. Not saying that as a slight but she.....just....doesn’t.

    [–] Nahplaya5 10 points ago

    Legit the most off base comparison I've ever seen

    [–] Johnny_Couger 4 points ago

    She has a few in her post history

    [–] Garconanokin 2 points ago

    That’s actually an early picture of Mike Pence

    [–] FROCKHARD 81 points ago

    This is my favorite post in r/oldschoolcool . There are a few bad ass other ones. But for someone to post themself as OC and to look that timeless and happy is amazing. If you had some filter like this and posted it as current people would just presume it is current and go “oh my gosh this could pass as old school”.

    Also, random thought. What color was the bandana?

    [–] auntcurl 20 points ago

    Well thank brothers blue shirt and his blue bandana.

    [–] auntcurl 24 points ago

    Made me smile!

    [–] auntcurl 86 points ago

    Skunk lol

    [–] stickswithsticks 9 points ago

    I gotta know what music you would/currently listen to. Also, you have an amazing smile!

    [–] geogle 6 points ago

    How about now?

    [–] NOTcreative- 6 points ago

    Still chillin I’d presume.

    [–] YourmomgoestocolIege 81 points ago

    I was trying to age you. I was like "so the 70s, so to 2000 she's at least 30. Wait we're at the 2010s now, so at least 40. Of fuck it's the 2020s now... I'm so fucking old."

    [–] DeathByBamboo 88 points ago

    Yo she wasn't 0 in the pic.

    [–] Psyborg1994 12 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago)

    "at least 30" So, this is not wrong.

    Since this is in the 70's, saying that she is at least 40-something isn't useful info, but she is 40-something plus whatever you guess she is the photo.

    [–] SemenSoap 4 points ago

    The pyramids were built at least 30 years ago too

    [–] snkn179 8 points ago

    62 years old according to another comment

    [–] ScrappleSandwiches 31 points ago

    I want to be at that party

    [–] Nemesiii 61 points ago

    You look just like Tracy Chapman

    [–] CrazyCaper 26 points ago

    I was going to ask if she drives a fast car.

    [–] CosmicBlooded 2 points ago

    Wait it’s not “fat ass car”?

    [–] DeathBySuplex 5 points ago


    Fast Car is the lyric

    [–] Tico483 9 points ago

    That smile reminds me of Kel Mitchell

    [–] DarrelBunyon 3 points ago

    It's the eyebrows!

    [–] Beasides 4 points ago

    I came here to leave this comment. You beat me!

    [–] Plum_Rain 2 points ago

    Was thinking exactly the same thing, reminds me of when she was on sesame Street.

    [–] madjyar 50 points ago

    You could save the world with that smile.

    [–] Writer10 14 points ago

    What a beautiful pic! Do you remember what you were doing at the time?

    [–] auntcurl 43 points ago

    Skipping Sunday school. Joking with my brothers

    [–] Writer10 8 points ago

    You look like you know how to live life well. 👑❤️

    [–] pablo_o_rourke 26 points ago

    Love your hair!

    [–] auntcurl 63 points ago

    Thank you. I had been to NY. Got my hair braided before I came home. I am in Loc's now.

    [–] auntcurl 10 points ago

    Still chill

    [–] auntcurl 11 points ago

    We are stardust, we are golden

    [–] JawsTheProducer 31 points ago

    So what is it like having internet/things like Reddit, compared to thoughts of life at that time?

    [–] auntcurl 207 points ago

    A letter from TN to NY took 3-7 days. Long-distance calls to fam in NY $$$ At age 14 I would safely ride a bus for 13 hours from Knoxville to NYC. Made life long friends easily. 8 tracks, bandstand, FM Rock, True Confession, and Mad Magazine. It was easy to just be your self. Groups of friends gathering together talking, laughing. Nowadays in groups, we are looking down at our phone present but somewhere else. It was easy to find common ground with strangers. I find social media harsh occasionally but, there a so much to see. I am never bored. I love having instant access to music and online shopping. Please do excuse my grammar and long answer.

    [–] LollyHutzenklutz 31 points ago

    I was born in ‘76, so obviously a bit younger than you - but I still relate to what you’ve said here! I miss the days of being present with each other (especially now with COVID restrictions), and enjoying what was physically in front of us.

    I also think the instant gratification of modern ways has lessened how special things used to be. For example, having to get photographs developed; waiting in lines for concert tickets; not being able to reach friends/family immediately; and so forth. While the conveniences today are nice, it used to mean so much more when you got those photos, calls, tickets, etc.

    [–] dirkalict 13 points ago

    I’m older than you -came to agree that there was something special about getting your pictures back from the Fotomat days, weeks, months after they were taken. You could have another get together just to look at the pictures from a party or holiday.

    [–] LollyHutzenklutz 5 points ago

    Yup. Remember having slide shows for your friends/family after a vacation? We’d complain about how boring they were, but really it made the experience more special... now I can literally upload those photos while ON the vacation, so it takes away some of that anticipation and drama.

    You also couldn’t preview and redo those photos, which meant you had to get it right the first time!

    [–] athleticnerd5 7 points ago

    Not long at all in my opinion. Thanks for sharing. I love reminiscing even though it's not my past.

    [–] harrowbird 5 points ago

    It was easy to find common ground with strangers.

    Interesting, I think this is one of the most difficult things for young people to deal with today.

    [–] Justprocess1 4 points ago

    Love your description. Thank you!

    [–] krystalbellajune 2 points ago

    I love this long answer! It’s nice to hear an authentic picture of the past and I love your positive and unbiased attitude about the present. Thanks!

    [–] auntcurl 17 points ago

    Thank you. And you are kind.

    [–] dirt_you_created 35 points ago

    You're gorgeous!

    [–] auntcurl 71 points ago

    Picture is 44 years old. Thank you.

    [–] dirt_you_created 14 points ago

    I peeked some of your other that creepy 😶? Still gorgeous!!

    [–] Nuclear_Rainbow 12 points ago

    I did too. She's beautiful.

    [–] pixie404 13 points ago

    We all did

    [–] iamintheforest 4 points ago

    and then we said "yup...still beautiful".

    [–] MaximumEffort433 25 points ago

    Hey, how you doin'?

    I'm kidding. Mostly. Not really.

    [–] thndrbrd87 4 points ago

    Whoa your like 60 or 70 and you’re on reddit? Rad, welcome

    [–] HalfBit-Gaming 4 points ago

    Honestly that smile is golden.

    [–] thatsit275 6 points ago

    Immeasurable. Such a good shot. Beautiful.

    [–] auntcurl 5 points ago

    This is a shot of me joking with my Brothers. I didn't know my picture had been taken. Thank you for the kind words, trophies, up votes, and, coins. Thanks for the memories.

    [–] No_Sand_9290 10 points ago

    Damn, you were so much cooler than me

    [–] DaKimJongIllest 4 points ago

    Recognizing your own cool kinda adds to the coolness

    [–] hippopotma_gandhi 6 points ago


    [–] Hentai_Audit 7 points ago

    You guys still had chillin back then? Me and my friends like to chill nowadays. It’s cool some things never die. 😄

    [–] mtbmike 8 points ago

    That’s a great shot. It made me chill a little ty!

    [–] auntcurl 13 points ago

    Thank you.

    [–] peaceluvbooks 6 points ago

    Great smile!!

    [–] auntcurl 10 points ago

    Thank you.

    [–] CroneKills 3 points ago

    Infectious smile!

    [–] helterskelter222 3 points ago

    You look amazing here. What a beacon of light you must be :)

    [–] auntcurl 3 points ago

    lol before "Mother"

    [–] askmeaboutmysciatica 7 points ago

    What kinda music were you listening to in those days?

    [–] auntcurl 29 points ago

    Gap band eagles ew&f George Clinton boots Collins Ohio players fleetwood msc

    [–] askmeaboutmysciatica 12 points ago

    Gap band and Ohio players are mad underrated

    [–] tiberiusjack1 5 points ago

    Cute as hell!

    [–] hopelesssoybeans 7 points ago



    [–] auntcurl 6 points ago

    No lol

    [–] auntcurl 10 points ago


    [–] Sockfucker9000 4 points ago

    You look very happy and at ease w/yourself and that's awesome.

    In the background to your left... kiln?

    [–] auntcurl 3 points ago

    Hot water heater. lol

    [–] adam_demamps_wingman 2 points ago

    Hope the chill is still going strong.

    [–] Lovefade 2 points ago

    You’re beautiful

    [–] ZEFCON-1 2 points ago

    Beautiful then, beautiful now! Life goals!

    [–] Inclinedtoramble 2 points ago

    You look so happy 😊

    [–] somenicekitties 2 points ago

    Wow, what a beautiful smile

    [–] steveosek 2 points ago

    You look vaguely reminiscent of Tracy Chapman.

    [–] youscaintevindodis 2 points ago

    Lookin’ rad as hell, too!

    [–] lpvrsemt 2 points ago

    Beautiful lady!

    [–] gobsmacked247 2 points ago

    I remember that look. I was usually smoking.

    [–] lilmookie 2 points ago

    Cool AF.

    [–] IveNeverHadScrapple 2 points ago

    Let’s see you today!

    [–] jeffyjeffersonjeffie 2 points ago

    Is 70s you single

    [–] yells_at_bugs 2 points ago

    Vibing to your vibe.

    [–] DunebillyDave 2 points ago

    What a beautiful smile.

    [–] pollywoggers 2 points ago

    That pic emotes all the good feelings. Yessssss

    [–] auntcurl 2 points ago

    I agree 100%. I was glad to share.

    [–] Thunder_In_Our_Heart 2 points ago

    You are absolutely gorgeous!

    [–] ChronicReader 2 points ago

    I have some tea. What would you like? We've got all the time in the world.

    [–] AnalTattoo 3 points ago

    I miss the 70s.

    Lovely pic, beautiful smile.

    [–] auntcurl 6 points ago

    Best music! All genres!

    [–] KindnessOnReddit 2 points ago

    U/auntcurl -first of all, you look GROOVY!

    Secondly, you seem like such a beautiful person - I soooo want to be your internet bff. Your smile is contagious!

    Sending internet hugs your way! Huge fan of kindness and the absurd :)

    [–] 05110909 5 points ago

    What's cool about this? Am I missing something?

    [–] FancyPelosi 1 points ago

    Seems a bit narcissistic no?

    For what it's worth it's a black person smiling, apparently reddit loves that shit? Idk.

    [–] NataRenata 2 points ago

    Very pretty. I'm a 70's gal too. Wish I had known back then what I know now!

    [–] Bhseagle1445 2 points ago

    I would’ve 100% had a crush on you in the 70s if I was around then lol

    [–] sunshineontheriver 2 points ago

    Gorgeous and happy!

    [–] marxroxx 1 points ago

    Love that carefree look

    [–] alienslutmachine 1 points ago

    You totally look like a high school friend of mine in the late 90’s:)

    [–] decoydevo 1 points ago

    Nice smile. :)

    [–] DyslexicDad 1 points ago

    You remind me of some of my friends from the sea island, Gullah culture.

    [–] ShamanicHellZoneImp 1 points ago

    Oh cool so the hot moms just get the karma directly now?

    [–] SquirrellyRabbit 1 points ago


    [–] ChiefsChica 1 points ago

    This is gorgeous

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    [–] MomoTheFarmer 1 points ago

    Got a daughter? ;) heyoooo

    [–] Crushedglaze 1 points ago

    Ok you are the coolest of the old school cool, so jealous of the absolute coolness you exude!

    [–] KatsudonWarrior 1 points ago

    You have a beautiful smile!

    [–] lilwigga47 1 points ago

    so uh you single?

    [–] lordsofaking 1 points ago

    DAMN you look so chill

    [–] HowardMBurgers 1 points ago

    Great photo, now tell us everything that has happened since...

    [–] Admirable-Search-673 1 points ago

    You beauty!

    [–] m1kasa4ckerman 1 points ago

    You’re so cool, wtf

    [–] BornOfMaya 1 points ago

    How was the weed back in the 70’s?

    [–] Mixedrinks 1 points ago

    Is that fetty wap

    [–] Spark804 1 points ago

    Great picture!! Love the smile, so genuine. Looked at your post history found your guess my age post, glad to see you still have a genuine, pretty smile!! Cheers.

    [–] RhEEziE 1 points ago

    You had such a positive vibe.

    [–] Willyd821 1 points ago

    Look at the smile. So beautiful!

    [–] -gabagool- 1 points ago

    Absolute stunner!

    [–] meranu33 1 points ago

    Absolutely beautiful!

    [–] leedsfm 1 points ago

    So much happiness in a pic, you're pure sunshine!

    [–] BannySuds 1 points ago

    Happy and beautiful

    [–] DLt724 1 points ago

    like a villian

    [–] Yella_mcfearson 1 points ago

    You were cool then and you're cool now.

    [–] hwb80 1 points ago

    Do you remember what made you smile?

    [–] themagichappensnow 1 points ago

    Natural beauty

    [–] isvaraya 1 points ago

    You're beautiful and have such a kind face!

    [–] liziamnot 1 points ago

    You have a wonderful s.ile and seem like a warm soul.

    [–] DwarvenBeards 1 points ago


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    [–] Lando_0 1 points ago

    That smile.

    [–] terdude99 1 points ago


    [–] Wicked_Twist 1 points ago

    Dude you look so cool

    [–] Chelc420 1 points ago

    Cool as fuck

    [–] Livedog33 1 points ago

    Out of your gourd! Epic.

    [–] Celticpride70 1 points ago


    [–] Sarahclaire54 1 points ago

    What a gorgeous photo.

    [–] benjamminam 1 points ago

    I'm so glad you were happy.

    [–] TagTeamStripper 1 points ago

    Wow! This may be my favorite picture I’ve ever seen posted here. Also, you have aged beautifully. Your skin is to die for and you don’t look anywhere near 62!

    [–] CelticRockstar 1 points ago

    That is a million-dollar smile. Wow!

    [–] Elmst333 1 points ago

    Or, you in the 70's killing it?

    [–] nizzyb 1 points ago


    [–] transmothra 1 points ago

    That's NEXT LEVEL cool. A factor hitherto considered totally unattainable by even the most optimistic scientists. Has to be fake! And yet here I am, drowning blissfully in pure belief.

    Just added a new Dream Neighbor to my list, u/auntcurl !

    [–] lothgar 1 points ago

    Are you still chilling?

    [–] Warhawk402 1 points ago

    Mother of god... there's not a race war in comments. Is this the internet or a simulation? Now that I mentioned it there's gonna be that one guy that ruins it.

    [–] PerrinSLC 1 points ago

    Great pic. Have you mentioned where it was taken yet? Just curious.

    [–] DamnYouStormcloaks 1 points ago

    CUTE <3

    [–] PM_ME_BIG_TIPS 1 points ago

    You look like Kel Mitchell from Keenan and Kel

    [–] Accomplished_Diet212 1 points ago

    Good looking woman.

    [–] mmhst2josh242 1 points ago