Recently, my aunt handed over to my sister an envelope filled with photo slides from at least 50 years ago and some more, just judging from the one of my graduation which would have been the most recent. I promised on solemn oath that I WOULD NOT post any of the very dorky pics of us as teens in return for my sister and brother's promise that they would NEVER post any of me nor show any to anyone. That being said, both my parents have been in Heaven for over 30 years and I am posting here what I think are very nice pictures of them.
This is my sweet mother ready for church, I am sure. She always looked nice and took pride in the fact that she had successfully lost all the weight gained from having three children (75 pounds). She religiously counted calories every day and was always the "queen" at the TOPS club meetings. (TOPS being Take Off Pounds Sensibly.) Since I always saw my Mom as Mama, and I was so young, now that I am in my late 60's, I look at this pic and think, Wow! she was only 36 when I graduated from high school. So, in this pic, she may have been anywhere from 35 to 40. I don't know, but I think she looks great.
Sweet, sweet woman.
This is my Dad. They called him Slim. No explanations needed. He always was slim, no matter what he ate and he could eat whatever he wanted. Unfortunately, he also smoked. (That big thing sitting on the grass outside my uncle's home was an old swamp cooler. Remember those?)
Now I know I promised not to post any of my brother, but this pic is just too darn cute and not dorky at all! My Dad took so much pride in his son and I noticed in all the pics there is a smile of delight over this boy.
And bringing it forward, the smiles of delight continue. Here is my brother holding his beautiful granddaughter.
And his boy holding that precious daughter.
Mom would love the matching outfits!
I love it!