Childhood Memories

Fun with Cousins by the Bayou

My parents and grandparents loved to have cookouts with family and friends. This left me and my brother often around more grown ups than with children our age. This cookout was different. My parents and grandparents were with adults, but this time we were with others...

Ready to Shop

With my purse in hand and standing by our car, I must have been ready to go shopping! It reminds me of my maternal grandmother handing me "a few dollars" (as she would like to say) to buy something for myself. She did this until I was in my early adulthood. Momo would...

Chiemsee Ski Week

The day I was chosen as one of the students to attened one of Chiemsee's Ski Week was a day I was ill and didn't attend school. To my surprise my friends Dianne and Jane came to our apartment, excited and let me know that I, along with both of them were going to ski...

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

With the unusually cold weather we are having right now, it reminds me I grew up in several places where the winters were colder than here in south Louisiana. The picture above was in Highland Park, Illinois when I was three years old. As with several other photos of...

First Easter I Remember

I was just under two and half years old for this Easter, which was the first Easter I remember. Mom, my brother Glenn and I were living with Momo and Papa while dad was stationed in the Army in Giessen, Germany. Check out the wild wall paper Momo had on the walls! She...

Helicopter Ride, Anyone?

I've never rode on a helicopter, but I posed by one! This photo was taken at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. On the left is me, my brother Glenn on the right and our friend Barbara in the middle. Although I don't remember everything about that day, I do remember us posing in...

Big Girls Do Cry

This photo certainly brings me back to simpler times. I was four years old and was drawing or coloring along with my brother Glenn at our dining table. There are several things in the photo that are familiar to me. In the center of the table is a glass bowl and plate...

JW Low’s Lunch Counter

The JW Low's lunch counter is a favorite memory of many from Opelousas. Thinking of it brings up memories of cherry colas, biscuits, lunches and  of the candy counter which was nearby. For me the memory of JW Low's brings on memories of mom working there when we lived...

Kitchens are Important Parts of Memories

As a young child, I felt important if I got to wash the dishes. Of course as I got older, I didn't feel the same way. When I washed dishes as a young child, I imagine the dishes weren't cleaned as well as they should been cleaned. And this is the second picture of me...

Back with Momo Again

We had just moved back to Opelousas, Louisiana from Highland Park, Illinois when this photo was taken of my brother, Glenn and me with our maternal grandfather Louise.  The dooly on the coffee table is something I remember mom having for many years. The western motif...
Ready to Shop

Ready to Shop

With my purse in hand and standing by our car, I must have been ready to go shopping! It reminds me of my maternal grandmother handing me "a few...

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