I realized I still had some borrowed family photos from my uncle Tom that I had promised to return, after scanning them, about a year ago... So, today's the day to scan them and blog a little about them. The photo above is my mother along with two aunts, in Boston, circa 1958.
My mom, the hottie, is on the left. She is about 15 here and very 1950's fashionable as she marches into her teens. Coming from a family of nine kids, and being the second youngest, my mom did not have a lot of things of her own. I wonder if that handbag was her own or borrowed? (Maybe she will comment and fill us in?) I wonder where that handbag IS???? Beside her is my aunt Susie, likely about 12 or 13 and just becoming a little hottie herself! Teenagers looked so much more grown up back then, did they not? On the far right is my aunt Marilyn. She was married to my uncle Tom, one of four older brothers to the two to the left, so was likely taking them out and about when this photo was taken. Tom took the photo. Sadly, Marilyn died far too early several years ago, but she was the same elegant and generous woman with that engaging smile for as long as I knew her.
I had to really crop into this photo in which the figures are tiny. Dating to about 1969/1970, that is Marilyn's son David on the left, at about age 5 or 6, with two of our cousins to the right. My dad, looking scarily like a brunette Drew Carey, is "buried" in the snow mound which covers half the swingset. I really have no idea what is going on here aside from what appears to be quite a substantial snowstorm!