Leaves on this Family Tree

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Memories of Days Gone By

I was cleaning out a cedar chest today, I know . . get ready for the skies to all in, and I found pictures hat I carried in my wallet for a LONG time. The wallet has been in the cedar chest even longer, and, since I am in a cleaning mood, I figured I'd clean the wallet out,  pitch it, but make copies of the photos for posterity.

These, however, are going to stay with me . . the others were Senior Pictures and they will end up on my classes Facebook page, time allowing.

So, here is a look back on my life . . . .

Mom, somewhere at the beginning of her tenure
as school secretary at Riley/Franklin School.

Mom, before she retired .
Dad, circa 1944

Joy . . she arrived into our family when I was 4.
Of ALL the dogs I have ever known,
she was the best behaved AND had the softest ears.


1st Grade

2nd Grade

With Peggy Roach Kitchel Billiard
Pennsy Family Club Picnic at Lake Shaffer

With Linda Powell Rossome,
8th Grade field trip . . Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

Sometime in high school . . last time I looked good in glasses in a picture.


  1. How cool! You were in kindegarten when I was born. :o)I don't have very many of me when I was young.

    Hey...I think you should do the clown thing. It's funny you say that because I have a clown hat pattern somewhere and I was thinking the same thing! I almost have Gail's done, I'm missing one arm. So I hope to get that done tonight so I can post a done pic of it. He's turned out great and I love the colors!

  2. You look just as vivacious and happy then as you do now!! You seemed to exude cheer and rainbows!

  3. Nah, you don't want to relive the 80's and the big hair to see my HS pics!

    Love the trip down memory lane!


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