Friday, November 06, 2009

Vintage Photo Friday--A Family Affair

With special thanks to the most awesome sister in the whole world, we continue the photo journey of Laurie Ann. You may find yourselves asking, "How did she get to be so amazing?" Well, I had a lot of help from my delightful brothers and sister. In our Easter bonnets, with....oh, yeah. This would be me with my sister, Kate, sitting on the front porch. You'll see in future pictures that I did a lot of sitting on the porch. Mom always said Kate was not happy getting her picture taken, but I was charming as ever. This, too, is a theme.
Easter again, a few years later. We're just like the Five Stairsteps, only lighter and not musically talented. That is me in the Cindy Brady dress (could it get any shorter?), followed by Kate, Roy, Brian, and Michael all lined up on the front walk.We do love our Easter photos. I'm not sure where the rest of the siblings are, but Roy and I were happy as clams...well, I was happy anyway. Bonus--A rare glimpse of my parents, Joan and Jake, when they were still happily married. And look! That's where the sidewalk ends or begins, depending on your direction. I guess because there were no houses up the street (we were #1) they didn't feel the need for more sidewalk. Several years later, the borough put in new sewer pipes and tore up the roads and such, and part of the deal was new sidewalks up and down both sides of the street in the whole neighborhood. This would lead to many skateboarding injuries, but that's a story for another day.Kids--It's what's for dinner! Sometimes when you have so many kids you don't know what to do, you just throw them in a giant cast iron pot like lobsters (watch out! the big ones are escaping). Actually, this is another photo from Gingerbread Castle in New Jersey.
I swear, we were happy kids, but you'd never know it from this picture. It's like they just told us Santa Claus was dead or something. Maybe it's just the weather. This was taken in Mystic Seaport, Connecticut.

Next week--some delightful school photos


MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

So very, very adorable. Funny, with the last photo, I was thinking, uh-oh; looks like they've reached that pre-/teen angst stage... :) You are the only one with even a hint of a smile!

Ellen Bloom said...

GREAT photos, Laurie Ann!!! You look thrilled in all of them...such a sweet, little girl smile!!!

woolanthropy said...

LOVE the photos. You are too cute. The last photo looks like maybe you all got busted for foolin' around while dad was trying to get the picture.