Here is a photo of My Mom, 1st little girl on front row from the left side. My Mom was born in 1937, Franklin D. Roosevelt was the President,Stalin ruled over the Soviet Union, Mussolini over Italy, King George is sworn in after his brother King Edward gives up the throne to marry an American woman and Adolf Hitler ruled Germany. Amelia Earhart disappears over the Atlantic Ocean, the Hindenburg explodes, the Golden Gate Bridge was completed and a popular movie that year was Snow White and the seven dwarfs. The average cost of a home was $4100.00 and the average wage earner earned about $1700.00 per year. Gasoline was .10 cents a gallon and a new car cost you about $750.00!!!! Times were so much simpler back then, life was busy with family and homes to run, most women stayed home and took care of the household. My Mom had 2 sisters and 1 brother, she is turn also had 3 girls first then a son!!!My Mom grew up in a small town on a farm in Indiana, her Dad ran the farm and worked for GM!!!!My Grandparents sold their farm and moved to Glendale, Az in 1957. My Grandpa purchased a small gas station in down town Glendale, but due to some business partner issue sold it for much less then what it was probably worth, my Grandpa then went to work for Don Sanderson Ford and worked there for 25 years!!!!My Parents soon moved to Phoenix, Az, I was 4 months old. My Dad got a job for John F. Long and he built homes for several years before getting a job at a food warehouse. My Mom was a stay at home Mom. We always had dinner around the family table. My parents became Christians when I was young and we always went to church as a family.
Easter Sunday 1964, the year my new baby Brother Jim came to live with us!!!!Isn't the hat my Mom is wearing just divine????I wish times were like that still, even her corsage seems special.
She always dressed us girls alike for special occasions!!!
This family photo was taken in 1968,I remember the photographer came to our house to do this picture, I'm so glad that location photography is so popular again!!!!Although I think he brought a screen with him!!!!I like candid outside photography!!!!My Mom always made sure us girls hair was curled and combed jsut right!!!!My sister Reda the oldest one got the nice long blonde locks!!!!
For my Mom's 70th Birthday(sorryMom) we took her to Florida for her 1st trip to Walt Disney World, she has gone to Disneyland many times but never to Walt Disney world. She loves Disney parks as much as I do, I must have gotten it from her and passed it down to my kids!!!!It was so much fun for my Sister and her two daughters to come along too!!! It was the first time all of us had done a girl's trip together like this. My younger sister Carolyn lives in Seattle, WA and just couldn't get away at this time. Stacie had just moved to Florida to go to work for Walt Disney.I want to thank my Mom for always putting us kids first and doing so much to make our home a fun and Happy place to call Home!!!