Monday, June 12, 2006

Sea World in Ohio


Yeah here we are with our fake Addida's shoes circa summer 1979. The last summer I spent with my mother. I am the babe with the knee high blue socks on. The other girl is a friend from my grandparents neighborhood, Vicky Frantz. Last I heard she was married with 3 kids, an RN and living in Elyria still. I don't recall feeling overly fuzzy about this picture. We had a good time but I remember a small chasm beginning between my mother and I. The normal "I am heading for adolescence chasm". But still wanting her to be my mom too. Could have also been the fact that there were the rumblings of unhappiness within her: my mother lost her father in March 1979. So in this picture she was starting to really be depressed. It shows in her appearance. She always dressed to the nine's but in this picture she is wearing my dad's tee shirt. Good or bad...it was still my last summer with her and if I could climb into the photo I would just HUG her one more time.

3 comments:

haasenfoose said...

Great socks Holl'. They look like the cling wrap they put on your arm after you give blood. I love retro pictures don't you?

Diary of a motherless daughter said...

Ahhh the seventies! School was just not school then unless each outfit was complete with KNEE HI socks! If only life was as simple now!
And yes...I am addicted to retro pix!

Diary of a motherless daughter said...

Update on Vicky..no longer an RN..under sad circumstances. Pray for her...