I was over at Sharon's and she had some photo albums in the kitchen, that she was going to bring back down to Diane in Maryland. I had my camera in the car so I decided to browse through the albums and shoot pictures of the pictures.
I came across a few that were obviously taken on the same night, at a party my parents had in the coop. Based upon the furniture and the Christmas stuff on the walls and windows, it had to be from December 1971. Back then, the heat and water were kept turned on in the coop all winter because my mom was a Camp Fire Girls Leader, and our meetings were held in out there, during the school year.
Left to right: Uncle Yim & Aunt Glady Wilkowski, my mom in the groovy pantsuit, Aunt Evelyn in the yellow and Irene Edquist. Glady & Evelyn are sisters; Irene is Aunt Eve's daughter and Sha & Di's mom. The Edquists and Aunt Glady & Uncle Yimmy always came up from New York, from Christmas through New Years.
My parents. I'm still wondering what possessed my mom to buy that pant suit.
Aunt Eve & Uncle Dick.
Irene & Hal Edquist.
Dear friends of the family, Gene & Carol Morrow.
Mom & Dad, Carol & Gene. See the cigarette in Gene's hand? It should be noted that of all the adults in these photos, my dad and Hal were the only non-smokers. All of us kids were raised around copious amounts of second hand smoke.
I was surprised to see this one of me, Sharon & Diane as part of the set of pictures from that night. I have ZERO memory of it. ZERO. And clearly it was a night to be remembered, based upon the happy faces depicted in these photos. I had just turned 7, Sharon was about to turn 9 and Diane was 6-1/2.
Obviously there was music if Sharon & I were dancing. How is it that I have no memory of this at all? And where were the Morrows' kids, Marybeth, Gene & baby John? Why weren't they here?
Why don't these photos jog my memory? I wish they did. :-(