The photo I'm pretty sure was taken in the summer of 1961. My grandparents are on some of the photos that were taken on the same day, and my grandmother was a teacher, so they could not have been to visit unless it was summer.
My mother in the same set of photos is heavily pregnant, and my younger brother was an early spring baby, not a late summer one, so I'm fairly certain that the baby she was carrying was my second sister who was born on September 9 and passed away from SIDS on the 17th - the day before my 4th birthday.
The death of my second sister changed my entire world. My parents, up to that point, were just bouncing along thinking everything was going according to plan. And then it didn't. She changed ALL of our lives - even my sister's and mine, although we were both so young we barely understood the impact of her being part of our family. But her death changed my father into my DADDY and my mother from "The Officer's Wife" to our MOM. I'm not sure how all our lives might might have turned out had Amy lived, but her short little life had a tremendous impact on how mine and my sister's actually did.
There's not really anything particularly SPECIAL about this photo - just me and my sister taken at a time when we were pretty much the only playmates each other had.
The location was Quantico, Virginia - where we lived right up the street from the Marine Corps base. We had a huge old house with an enormous yard, and this tree was good for hours of fun. There was a big knob, just above a little four-year-old girl's eye level, which jutted out to make a kind of seat. In addition, it was hollow and loads of fun to explore. I'm actually sitting on that knob in this photo, about as precariously as the fairy embellishment is on that flower!
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Gosh, it feels like forever since I was able to find time to sit down at my scrap desk. My fingers have been itching to get to this project for Round Robin!
I also got incredibly lucky, because for the AGC Weekly Challenge, I rolled a tails, which means that i got to choose a LIFT instead of a sketch, so this one gets to do double duty for me.
Challenge Stack ~ 1) AGC Weekly #2 ~ A Garden Challenge
2) Round Robin ~ Week 2
~ I lifted justowen's School Art Fair which you can see here:
3) Scraplift The Person Before You
~ April is a tough month for me, so when Jenny signed up, I grabbed the spot after her quick, so that I could stack Round Robin with this one. It doesn't usually work out for me like that! 4) Girls Only ~ me, my sister, the fairy, and the bees!
5) Childhood Challenge ~ An important childhood memory
6) Heritage ~ 1961 photo, pretty sure that qualifies as "heritage"