My father has spent a lot of time in recent years sorting through decades of pictures, report cards, letters, etc. from all of we Rhodes Girls. I am amazed by the things that he has saved over the years - things that I had long ago forgotten about. He is in the process of giving each of us a bag with our own memorabilia and it has been a blast to look through them. Some of the pictures and letters (back from when actual letters were written) are a little cringe inducing, and I probably won't share those here, but I thought it would be fun to show you a few of my earliest pictures with some of my long gone grandparents and great-grandparents.
|I loved my Raggedy Ann (at my feet) and still have my last one, minus an arm. I'm not sure where it went!|
|What a cute dress I'm wearing!|
With my mother, my grandfather Paul Young, and my great-grandmother, Norma Young. My grandfather was a real sports enthusiast, and while he loved us dearly, I suspect he would have loved a grandson somewhere in the mix! I also have clear memories of my Great-grandma Young. Sadly, she had not had an easy life and was therefore, not a very happy woman.
So there you have it - some of my earliest pictures. I suspect that my bag of memorabilia will be the fodder of future posts. If I get really, really brave - I may even share my 7th grade picture!!!