I am still in the process of sorting and organizing. I should be ashamed of myself for tucking so many things away in different places. I will blame it on the three moves between 1995 and 1998 and putting “stuff” into storage several times.
Yesterday I found a piece of heavy cardboard in a drawer, tucked inside were many old 8 x 10 photos. Now they are on my desk to be scanned. They will make good blast from the past blog fodder.
We gathered at the top of the hill overlooking Straight Lake at my parents resort (Bass Bay). Mom had hired the cranky old photographer from town. He really didn’t take his time to get good photos.
The year was 1982. At this time my parents had six grandchildren. My Mom is holding Katie (6 months old) and Dad is holding Benjamin (2 months old). Jennifer (age 7) is sitting uncomfortably on the edge of the two lawn chairs. Trica has her eyes closed (age 10). Our dog Snuffer is running around someplace…irritating the photographer.
Back row: Julie (my sister), me, Far Guy, Jody (my other baby brother) She who sees Robin’s first with Josh (age 2), Beth and Carey(my baby brother) holding Kirk (not quite 2).
This summer will mark 35 years since this photo was taken. It seems impossible…but the calendar doesn’t lie.