When looking for envelopes
for my homemade thank you cards
(more on that tomorrow)
I came across these handmade cards
I made when I was young.
Whenever we had a big group for dinner,
well, being the youngest of six kids
we almost always had a big group,
but when it was a special occasion my mother
would ask me to create some
place cards for our guests.
Here are some from Thanksgiving
many moons ago.
He was always taking us in to the city
for some 'culture"
believe me, we needed it.
My big sissy, Winky.
She was always smiling
and always taking photos.
Not much has changed.
She's a little more modest these days,
whoa that's lowcut!
My Sweet Mother Mary
She loved Thanksgiving
and woke up in the middle of the night
to prep the big meal.
I loved to ice skate,
and loved my mom.
What's up with the Farrah Fawcett 'do?
My big bro Peter
I am not sure if he came home this year,
might have been wishful thinking
on my part.
a.k.a. You Bee
He worked for a big publisher
and was always giving us books.
Another big bro
He rode his bike everywhere
and was always singing.
who rode a different kind of bike,
a BMW motorcycle,
he obviously had a little accident.
His shirts were a little tight too,
especially after thanksgiving :^)
He was always yelling at my sister Betsi
who would turn up the thermostat to 85
so she would not be cold getting out of the shower.
Problem was that in our antique house
there was only one thermostat and she
would crank that baby up,
then leave for school.
I would come home hours later
the dog would be panting
and the plants were dead...
and my Dad would be pissed.
Betsi was almost always pissed at me,
can you guess why?
I love that my parents saved these.
It was like opening a time capsule
and really made my day.