Thursday, February 23, 2012

Childhood pictures

Thought I'd simply post some photos from the wayback machine.

My mother and grandmother in Salt Lake City, Utah, where my father did his internship.

At our home on Kearney Avenue in Denver with my sister and younger brother right before we moved back to Ohio in 1956.  Dad did his pediatric residency at Denver General Hospital.

On the porch of our new house on North Clinton Street  in Defiance, OH, 1957.

Christmas, 1957.  Note I did not get a Red Ryder BB gun with a compass in the stock, but something more "ladylike."  I was wearing a brand new Christmas outfit too, until my baby brother Mark erped on me.  I was rather upset at the time, as I recall.

A  birthday party for me at our house on North Clinton Street in Defiance.  I remember we played pin the tail on the donkey and dropped clothes pins into glass milk bottles as party games.  I lost both, badly.

My sister and I playing dress up.  We're in the house my folks built on Elliott Lane in 1959-60.  It was a two story house, which went against the style of the day.

Fishing either at Coldwater Lake in Michigan or Clear Lake in Indiana.  For a while, our family vacation was to rent a cottage at a lake for a week in the summer.  Never had a speed boat though, so never water skied.

Two of my siblings and Alan Busteed with our puppy, Duchess.  Alan used to come over to our house and ask if he could go 'pee-pee in the potty,' which upset my mother because she considered that very bad language.  I think Alan plays for the Puerto Rican National symphony these days.

Winter dance freshman year in high school. Really looking forward to it, aren't I?

Junior Senior prom 1967.  I was a freshman and was asked by a very shy senior, Kirk Scharmin.  I remember when he picked me up and we were going out the front door, all 4 of my younger sibilings yelled out, "Please don't squeeze the Charmin!"  I managed to spill a chocolate milk shake on my dress at the drive in burger joint north of town, bringing a tense evening to an ignominious end.


Anonymous said...

I love that last picture. I have a similar one for a freshman high school dance and a similar expression on my face. I love your commentary under the pictures.

Anonymous said...

Oh, yeah, little plaid dresses with white collars and a bit of lace. Been there. Didn't have to ask for a Red Ryder, because my mother had one. After due warnings, she'd let me ping away at targets with in the back yard.

Sending good thoughts your way. - Minnie

Anonymous said...

love the photos, Regina. Hang in there on the radiation treatments.