My brother must have borrowed me his star and his crown for this photo!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Wistful Wednesday : 1957
Vacation Bible School! This was taken in June of 1957, I was almost six years old. I would be the chubby blonde on the right, my brother Carey is right next to me, he was three. The other children, I recall..but not their names. We left the farm in Minnesota for the summer and went to a little town by the name of Ray, North Dakota where my Dad was working on a road, he was a construction worker. We lived in town in the basement of this house for awhile, then we moved to a trailer court. Trailer trash! But indoor bathrooms!!! We only had an outhouse at the farm. The basement apartment was dark, the windows were small, it was probably a fire trap. I had terrible leg pain while living there, I used to cry at night..my legs hurt so bad. I was told not to jump..and it was better. I don't know what caused it, possibly I was growing really fast..and we didn't have vitamins back then. My Uncle Andrew lived with us, he worked with my Dad. He would take us out for ice cream cones in the evenings. I learned to play Jacks with my brother that summer..and we both went to Vacation Bible School. We also went someplace and got spring water every weekend, we collected it in jugs. It flowed out of the rocks, cold and clear. I remember being very impressed that it just flowed, and didn't need to be pumped:)