My little sister was born Feb 3, 1946, so she was probably inside with mom, while Dad took my pic with my friend Doogie.
|Cousin Claudette, myself, little sis and cousin, Sandra, at Gummy and Poppy's home in Houston|
My St. Louis years are full of snow in wintertime. Some of the time I got to play in it.
When all St. Louis had coal furnaces, you had to get up early and play before the drops of coal ash fell everywhere and turned the snow speckled and grey.
|Myself on left, then Mom, then little sis|
|I think this was earlier than 53, probably our first sleigh ride in 50 or so. You need to salute my mom for going down the hill far enough in boots and heels (I think that's all she ever wore) to take the pic!|
|Visiting Principia College in Elsah IL probably 1950. My sister and I both attended 3 years there, beginning about 10 years later than this photo.|
|Our apartment on the 2nd floor, 5530 Cates Ave, St. Louis MO (building no longer standing)|
|Our home in St. Ann, MO, a suburb of St. Louis, with little sis|
|Me and one snowman with Dad's hat and sister's scarf!|
Hey, I may not have put a binkini on mine, because I probably had never seen one at 13 or 14 years of age...but I did make a snow woman way back then (1956-7) Unfortunately the picture of her, sitting in a rocking chair by the way, hasn't been found. She was outside for a few days before a thaw.
Every morning is like a new reincarnation into this world. Let us take it then for what it is and live each moment anew.