Friday, May 8, 2009

Favorite Family Foto Friday



It's time once again for Favorite Family Foto Friday.
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This is a picture of my sisters and me, along with our cousin, Roger. It was taken in September, 1962 in my Maw and Paw McDonald's front yard. You can see I've been giving the smaller kids a ride in Roger's Red Flyer wagon. They LOVED for me to pull them around in that thing!

In the wagon are my sisters, Charlotte and Debra, and our first cousin, Roger. I am standing behind with the quite authoritarian 'hands on my hips' pose! I liked being the boss! Hey, when you're the oldest, you've gotta take your joy where you can get it! You sure get all the responsibility!

At the time of this foto, I was 4 years and 10 months old; quite grown up, don't you think?! Charlotte was 3 years and 5 months old; Debra was 2 years and 4 months old and Roger was 22 months old. I made those kids walk the line! Ha!Ha! It's more like they made ME walk the line, always threatening to tell Momma so and so.....KIDS!!!


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Favorite Family Foto for this week.
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Have a great weekend!

20 comments:

Terry said...

good morning diane
i came by to see you this foto friday and i am glad i did,
how nice it was in those days when most family of kids owned one of those red wagons.
just big enough to hold a few little kids in and just small enough for one big sister to pull those kids around!
even at the tender age of four years and ten months, it seems you had a real care for people!
have a good day diane.....love terry

charlotte doesn't look too happy about something..do you perhaps think diane, that SHE wanted to be the boss that day?...ha!

Denise said...

What a GREAT picture!! How wonderful that you are all so close in age. Looks like you've always been best of friends.

Constance said...

Our daughter Jessica got a Red Flyer wagon for her 3rd birthday. Today it sits out in one of my flower beds, ivy growing up all around it. It's rusted, one of the wheels has a big chunk missing out of it, but there it sits! Jess has asked me for it and I am thinking of surprising her with it sooner than later!
Connie

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Going through the family pictures, I've run across several with kids and wagon. I know *somewhere* there is one of me in a wagon but I haven't found it *yet*. I love your "I'm the boss" stance!

I'll be thinking of you this weekend.

The Raggedy Girl said...

I just realized how young you are. You write with wisdom and I am now seeing I am so much older than everyone else. The picture is just precious.

The Raggedy Girl

Sue said...

What a beautiful picture, too cute! I LOVE the wagon!
Take care, Sue

ann said...

don't you wish you had that wagon today.and no Roberta,you aren't the oldest either.tee hee.it doesn't matter,in blogland we all mingle with our hearts and minds,huh Diane?great pic honey.yes,you can tell,you have always been a caretaker...ann

Angela said...

Hey Diane!

I'm the oldest and I can relate to being the one who always does the pulling of the wagon! lol Looks like you and your cousin Roger were having a great time. He looks so happy being pulled around in that wagon with the older kids. Now, your sister Charlotte doesn't look to happy. Maybe she wanted to be the boss! hehehe

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Pam said...

What a sweet photo of you and your family. I had a red flyer wagon when I was a little girl also. I was an only child so I had to pull the dog! : )

Samantha said...

I love this picture, Diane.
You are just too cute with those hands on your hips !
What precious memories to hold in your heart, such a blessing.
Have a wonderful weekend !
Love you !!

♫ Spasm ♫ said...

LOVE that picture!!!!!!

Keetha said...

This picture looks like it was taken back in MY day!!! I even had the straight cut bangs bobbed hair cut and all!!!

Fun memories.

Sheila T said...

That's a wonderful picture! Look at how much fun the kids are having, and look at who is IN CHARGE! Have a great weekend!

Trish said...

This brings back memories...I am the oldest in the family. And I so relate to being responsible for the younger ones. What happy times though...seems like yesterday doesn't it?
Love Family Friday's...and you!!!

Montee said...

Diane, I was THE BOSS too and I LIKED it! Gosh, I loved pulling everyone in the wagon back in the day and I would try to whip them out. When it was my turn to ride, the person pulling would try to whip me around and toss me out to get back at me, but I thought it was fun. This is a great picture you are sharing.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

LOL..yep, the little ones had a way of getting the older ones to do what they wanted...I know, I was a younger one in my family...hehehe...that is a preciuos picture I know you are so proud of it.
Molly

jeanne said...

Diane, this photo is adorable. You definitely have the authority pose. How wonderful to have this memory with your sisters and cousin.

Hugs...Jeanne

Lori said...

Oh cute cute cute cute cute!! LOL! You looked like you were in one of those "because I said so" poses! You go, girl! :)

byhisgracealone said...

LOL do all older sisters look like that??? brought back memories...great picture.

hugs
donna

Renna said...

That is a darling picture! :-)