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Short History of My Family

This afternoon the photos told a story.
In 1974 I had a darling baby in Baytown named Davy.
Ben and I took a whole roll of film to get this one picture.
And Ben's head was cut off...
By 1983 we lived in NJ and had 5 kids.
Baby Cor was 2 days old.
Tommy loved his baby sister.
Mary made Tommy's lion.
The next year we celebrated Cori's birthday.
That fall we took more pictures.
Please notice Tommy's pucker.
In 1985 we moved to Houston.
During our time there, Ben took several scout troops to Philmont.
They stopped at some Air Force base on the way each time.
We dealt with a lot of critters when we lived in Clear Lake.
Ducks hatched in our yard all the time, and we learned
we could play with them and then send them off to their mommy.
Unfortunately, the ducks attracted snakes.
The boys became adept at killing them.
I sewed a lot in those days.
I made Tom's shirt and Cori's outfit.
Sewing was good therapy.
I guess that's an editorial comment.
Just before Dave left on his mission and Sa…

Christmas Cards, Giggles & Bangs

I asked Mary Elizabeth for help with a date on this photo.
She told me it was 1974.
This is the only picture I have of Mary with her namesake,
Grandma Mary.
Mary said to me, "What a kind, kind person Grandma Mary is."
It's Easter, remember.
Oh, we loved her so much. My heart aches when I see her pictures.
I don't want to make this blog about me,
but I'm obsessed with something right now: my bangs.
I'm trying to grow them out.
Name one thing as trivial that is more agonizing.
I'm dying here.
So, I was amused to see the progress of my bangs through the years.
The above picture was taken in 1973.
I'm six months pregnant, not that it's not obvious.
This was taken in 1976.
This was taken about 1987.
Isn't my darling daughter adorable?
I made both our dresses.
That is, btw, my natural hair color. Or, was.
Of course, I'm not the only one who has changed
the hair around my face.
In 1989 Ben and I flew to Mexico City to visit
Uncle Bill and Aunt Marilyn who were se…


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