There are three of us with September birthdays. Years ago there were just two of us…then along came Adam to join us. His birthday is at the beginning of the month and I have not blogged about him because I wanted a new photo!
This is what we used to call “Cake Week” and it seems to be coming up faster every year.
Here is a cake and a child almost 33 years ago. It is not her birthday quite yet a few more days…not mine yet either.
Jennifer and I in 1982 when she was 7 and I was 31…goodness was I ever that young? It looks like a cake with clowns and balloons and seven candles. Isn’t Jen cute? Her haircut suits her…we were lucky enough to find one fellow in all of Moorhead Minnesota who could give her a decent haircut and he cut her hair for years. I cannot remember his name but I can see him plain as day…silvery hair and quite handsome and he owned his own hair salon. (Dwayne’s House of Beauty maybe?)
Jennifer would have been in First Grade at George Washington School, I should remember her teachers name…but it has escaped me….no face to go with a name either. ( All that info is in Jennifer’s School Days Scrapbook at her house. See if you make a scrapbook it is okay to forget a few things. ) I cheated and looked it up in her baby book…I still have that.
Mrs. Fridgen was her teacher and I wrote: Jenny is very interested in Math.** She can tell time, count money, write numbers to 200. She can read quite well but doesn’t like to read. She can spell some words~ she spells them like they sound. Mrs. Fridgen said “Jenny really enjoys life.” Jenny likes school but it is hard for her to get up in the morning. Jenny took an after school dramatics class and enjoys art, coloring and drawing.
Jennifer and her Grandmothers. My Mom(age 53) on the left and Far Guy’s Mom ( age 68) on the right. Jen must have wanted to see the photo and her Grandfather H. obliged…he loved that Polaroid Camera. (Those bigger than a boat spectacles must have been in fashion!)
The photo was taken at Far Guy’s Parents home in Park Rapids. They are standing in the dining room, through the doorway I see the strawberry wallpaper in the kitchen and yellow curtains above the sink.
**Jennifer hates Math and loves to read! She has changed a little in 33 years!