Tuesday, September 16, 2008
No matter how old you get there are just some photographs that you can't get out of your head, like this one of my parents taken in the Summer of 1952. [Correction! another envelope of photos says 1951 and these photos must have been taken by the Miller family]
Judging from the other photos in the envelope, my mother's friend, Virginia and her husband Steve and their two young sons invited us to this house that may have been a family summer home in Maine. [on China Lake]
I would say that this photo shows my parents just goofing around. It was so unlike my mother to be like this that it just tickles my funny bone. She was known to destroy any photos that did not portray her in a glamorous light so I am impressed that this survived.
I do remember this trip as I was four years old. Outdoor plumbing (yuck) and very cold water to swim in are all I really remember as happening to me. I do remember that it seemed the parents were having fun. I couldn't figure it out!
It is good to remember that your parents were once young and impulsive!