Childhood Memories

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 good as they should ben 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...

Christmas & the Aluminum Tree

When growing up, we had an aluminum Christmas tree for many years. This is the first Christmas picture of my brother Glenn and me with that tree. Glenn is holding a tree for spice drops. Not sure what I am holding, maybe a tin with cookies in it.Mom decorated our...

Friends Rolled Up Into One

Thru our years of moving, each place we lived held a special place in my heart. Leaving friends behind was the hardest. It was like my best friend was an illusion of all my good and special friends rolled up into one. Fortunately, due to the Internet and Facebook,...

The Whale that Talked

One of the places we lived when I was growing up was Worms, Germany. Dad was in the Army which meant we moved frequently. Several years ago in a Facebook Group regarding Army dependents in Worms, one of its members, Cindy, said she was a year behind me in school....

Time When I Liked to Wash Dishes

There was a time I liked to wash dishes. That was when I was quite young and had to stand on a chair in order to wash the dishes. Being a child, I often enjoyed doing household chores, probably because I didn't have to but wanted to do the chores.This photo was at my...

My Pretty Dress

This is a picture I didn't see or remember seeing until last year when going through my brother, Glenn's, childhood photo album. I have no recollection of this photo being taken so can only speculate on things from this time period.Being that I have on a pretty dress,...

Same Expressions

We had just moved to Barling, Arkansas a few weeks before Christmas. Dad was back from his second tour of Korea in the Army when we moved to Barling. Our duplex apartment was laid out basically the same as the duplex apartment we lived in back home in Opelousas,...

Coming of Age Summer

Dad’s last military orders were to Fort Knox, Kentucky after he returned from Vietnam. We werent't there for long as shortly after getting to Fort Knox, dad became tired of being in the Army and retired after eight months of being there.We got there in around June ...

My First Partner in Crime

My older brother, Glenn, was my first partner in crime. Just look at us in the picture ... we certainly had been in some mischief ... angels in disguise. He is fourteen months older than me and from what I understand, we both wreaked havoc with mom. She said we took...

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