I looked through my old photos searching for a photo of both of the girls with an Easter basket. I found some very sad dark looking photos. I was not a very good photographer back then.
There wasn’t much I could do to the photo to make it any better. Jennifer is on the left she would have been 4 1/2 and Trica would have been 8.
Since Jennifer was brought home to this trailer house ( mobile home) in Moorhead, Minnesota after she was born, I will describe the living room. You walked in from outside directly into the living room..it had two large windows and one very small coat closet. The carpeting was several shades of green and white shag. The furniture was another shade of avocado green…lovely. Behind Jen is an old rocker that we recovered…it was Grandma H’s ( Far Guys Grandma..the girls Great Grandma..it used to be burgundy and had an oval crochet rug in the seat cushion). Oh the paneling, dark and oppressive. That “work of art” hanging in the background was a sheet of plywood that had a poster glued to it..a poster of a mountain and a lake in the Fall of the year someplace out west. The curtains were beige..there is a plant stand off to the left..there was Swedish Ivy, Wandering Jews and Spider Plants in the south window. There is a huge TV pillow on the floor ..it was Trica’s. The TV is no doubt in the corner..I have no idea why I had a table lamp and a hanging lamp in the corner. What you cannot see..is a red brick fireplace along the south wall..we ripped out the bar and put in a fireplace..wood burning. Probably not the smartest thing we have ever done in our lives..but it kept the heat bill down.
Jen is wearing the same little blue dress that she wore for her Uncle Jody’s and Auntie Cindy’s wedding the previous December. Trica has a new Easter dress, white with little blue flowers and green leaves. Back then a new Easter dress was a big deal, sometimes you got a new one, sometimes you had to make do if an old dress fit you and it was not in the budget, sometimes you might even have to wear a hand me down:)