Sunday, April 2, 2017

BFTP: 1984 New Jersey Album

This morning as I pulled the green lid off the large plastic box I've been working on, I lifted out a small red album and saw this face.
I didn't have a blog in 1984, but I had a 35 mm Pentax, and I had a mother-in-law who enjoyed photographs.  I made this album for her.
What did I do with 3 boys at school and these two yahoos at home?  I took their pictures. We lived out in the wilds of New Jersey, and this was a fun five years of my life.
I can still remember the fun I used to have with little Cori.  Of course, I'm giddy because Corinne now has a similar slide and a child who on occasion slides inside the house.
Ben hung a hire swing in our back yard.  He also built a tree house, but there were no pictures of it in the album.
This was surely a Sunday morning before church.  Jeff and Sammie's boots were both hand-me-downs from our Texas years.  Hmm...which grin is my favorite?
Same kids, but this time posing on Halloween.  I sewed, painted and helped with each costume. I cannot help but laugh when I see this picture.
Christmas that year was for Cori.  Let me make that clear right now.
She was delighted.  Grandma Markham spent Christmas with us.
Baby Cori and Grandma Markham enjoyed time with their new friends.  Aunt Joan smocked the dress for Corinne, and then sent me the pieces to sew together.
This was a pattern for later Christmases -- brothers dutifully played with Cori's new gifts--for a short time.
By the look on Ben's face, he knew what was in the box.  I'm sorry, but I don't remember, even though I'm certain I bought and wrapped it.
While I was home with Tommy and Cori during the 1984-1985 school year, the 3 older boys were in class.  Dave was in the 5th grade.
Sammie was in the 4th.
Jeff was in the 3rd grade.
Did I have cute kids, or what!

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