Monday, June 21, 2010

Vintage Summer


Above is my brother carting me around, about 1964.
Just above are my sisters and me, about 1967
 First is one of MANY art projects provided by my Mom
Just above is a typical Sunday on a sandbar in the Mississippi.  We would load up the car & small boat, drive to Lansing IA, put in, and boat up the river.  Then pitch the awning and play.


My sisters playing "pool" about 1975.  They got all the neighborhood kids to go home and get their suits, then pretend to swim on our lawn while my sisters blew their whistles and ordered them around.
Born Leaders.


My sister SJV and I, about 1967


Me, about 1964


My Dad, us kids, some neighbor kids, and a fish called "supper".  About 1967.

10 comments:

SkylersDad said...

OMG! I had that same tractor!!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Brilliant. I love the young cheesecake shot of you on that towel, very hubba hubba.

Lesli said...

I love these pictures! I have been to Lansing many, many times. I will say the Lansing bridge always freaks me out--it looks & feels so old. I get across the river as fast as I can!

Anita said...

I love these. Most of my childhood pictures are on Kodachrome slides. I am going to have to find the money and time to get them on digital or prints.
Happy Summer!!

Churlita said...

So cool. I love those old timey photos. I'd also love to have a boat to ride around on. When we were kids we went to Coloma Michigan and boated and skied all day. It was wonderful.

Mommy Lisa said...

Happy Days! Love these.

kirby said...

I think we all had that same tractor. I even remember a little turquoise convertible that I would hang on my wall as art if I still owned it today.

Cathy said...

Great pics!! I love old family pictures....they always bring back such great memories.

evleky said...

Just stopped by Margaret. Your parents did such an awesome job capturing your childhood. So typical of your mom to be creative w/fun little projects! Mary.

michaelg said...

It's hard to imagine Shirley and Ruth ordering other kids around. Just can't see it. ;o)