Here they are, three kids later...John, James, and Nancy...my dad is, obviously, the youngest and was a bit of surprise, since he was born 13 months after his big sister....oops. For some reason, they look a bit overwhelmed!
Must've been a church day...or maybe a first day of school??
Hangin' with the family pooch. Not sure if this is the same dog that jumped out of their picture window but on the back steps leading to the lake behind their house, they all signed their names in the concrete and they signed their dog's name as well...wonder if that's still there or if time and weather has eroded it.
if you know me, do you think I look like any of these folks? I probably don't much resemble my uncle John in the back but ya just never know...it's funny because if you heard my uncle talking but couldn't see who it was, you'd probably think it was my big bro Tom...they have the same inflections in their voices and mannerisms...
I am not sure what prompted my nostalgia this morning...probably the fact that I'm starting Levi's Kindergarten this morning, taking the set of pictures that I take for each kid's school career start...they then make a little "All About Me" book. Pics of them in front of their house, doing one of their chores, with their pet (oops, we have none really, except for Liz), with a favorite toy etc. That has to be it. Man, I'm all over the place today. Forgive me.
It's a special tradition and time in our family.
I have had these pix that Aunt Nan gave me back when Aunt Mimi died, sitting on my incredibly messy desk for too long now. With the coming visit from Dad's siblings and their spouses this weekend, I figurued I should get them scanned and copied so I can give them back to the family.
I so enjoy walking down memory lane...it's good for my kids too...to see where they came from and to appreciate their heritage, which just happens to be very English, Scottish, and Swedish (from my side anyways). David's side is a mish mash of lots of things but mostly Irish and German (emphasis on the German, hee hee). Maybe that is why D. takes it so personally when I call him Hitler. I dunno. Ok, so that is what we are doing here today...I will be back later on with some charming photos of my fourth child, I'm sure of it! My big Kindergartener!! sniff sniff...
Happy Monday to YOU! Have a wonderful week!