Shelby, sitting on the sled, seemed to be the only one having fun! I remember how bundled up mama had me. I don't think my arms would bend. Believe me, I was never the fat child that I appear to be in this picture! I also remember that green knit hat with the ball on top. The ties were shaped like a beaver's tail.
Our house, in the background, is where we lived first in Robbins. That would have been in the mid or late 1940's. We moved from this house to Summerville, South Carolina.
This is the house where Jackie's little friend Diane lived next door...
Jackie was such a sweet looking boy...with that worried look of his. He looks like a little Dutch boy here...
We were living here when Shelby and I each got a Betsy Wetsy doll and a wooden doll cradle for Christmas.
We moved back to Robbins as I was going into third grade...
I hung around the sewing machine watching mama make this dress. The fabric was a combination of brown, with brown and white checks, trimmed in white eyelet lace. I remember mama taking the leftover scraps of cloth and making my doll a matching dress.
Mama had the patience of Job! She never tired of cleaning, cooking and taking care of us. If she did, It never showed. She worried over our hands getting wet and cold when we played in the snow. She was continuously calling us in to warm our hands and feet...putting our gloves, socks and shoes on the heater to dry. With every snow, mama made snow cream for us to enjoy. It was soooo delicious!!! With sugar, cream, and vanilla flavoring!
It was when we were living in this first house in Robbins that daddy came home one night with a fishing plug hooked through his chin. Daddy used to fish a lot. The plug had gotten hung on something. Daddy was pulling and jerking on the rod when the plug came loose, flew back and hooked him in the chin. It was a big plug too! One of those with three hooks on front and three hooks on the back! I can still see that plug dangling from daddy's chin and the blood! I remember the fear and excitement in the house, and daddy going to see the doctor that night.
Okay, enough of this. I am sure this is interesting only to me...so thank you for sticking around.
A note about my third grade picture...what a horrible looking ear I have showing in the picture. Actually my ear was fine and normal. :) All of my school pictures were accidentally ripped into shreds many years ago and to make matters worse, I had scotch taped them back together. I carried a couple of the pictures to have them restored and this was the best they could do.