Following the long-overdue, much-needed, and instantly-canonical Lost Live Dead article on Mrs. Donna Jean, some alchemical archivist rummaged through old Alabama yearbooks until some gems popped up: here is Young Donna Jean (née Thatcher) before…well, let’s just leave it at “before.”
If you’ve read the article, then you’ll know that Mrs. Donna Jean was already singing professionally when this picture was taken, most likely; she looks about 17. If you haven’t read the article–written by Comment Section stalwart Corry342–then you must, immediately, and if you choose to stay over there scrolling through page after page of arcane delight, then I fully understand.
On the other hand, if you haven’t read the article and don’t plan to, then you can’t come here anymore, either.
Fun fact: that’s not an “S” on the cheer sweaters, it’s the Alabamian symbol for “hope.”