|My Grandfather and his older brother Jake around 1925|
|I am the short clown - 2nd from the left - around 1984|
|My Mother and me - I'll let her hair date the photo|
I really don't miss being a kid. I didn't have an unhappy childhood or anything but I like being an adult WAY better than being a child. I like being in charge of my own time and my own decisions. Yes, sometimes that responsibility is stressful but I'd much rather have it than not be in charge of anything like I was when I was a kid.
|My Aunt and me - 1981ish|
|Same Aunt as a little girl with her brother. I love the old school zoo with the chain length fence!|
I think the main thing I miss from being a kid is that sense of timelessness. The feeling that my world and the people in it are going to just stay the same forever. As time has gone on my family has shrunk and become less connected as people have passed away, moved away, or become unable to visit as often for whatever reason.
|My Aunt Mary and Aunt Clara with a couple of cousins. Aunt Mary was the most proper Southern woman you could ever meet but with a hidden rather wicked sense of humor and Aunt Clara was glamorous and mischievous and always up for an adventure.|
|My Grandmother with one of my uncles - early 1950s|
|My Grandfather with my uncle 1951|