Archive for November 21st, 2007

In the younger days

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

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I would estimate that I’m about a year old in this photo. Don’t you just love the stroller?

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In this photo, where I’m about 2 years old, I’m with my Grandpa Schmitz, my dad’s father.

About 50 years ago

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

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This photo is of my mom and me, taken when our family lived in Flagstaff, Arizona. I think I was four or five years old in this photo. I really enjoyed Flagstaff, since you really experience the changing seasons there, including getting lots of snow in the wintertime. This was all new to me at the time, since I was born in Phoenix, of desert-y dryness. In the winter, one might need a sweater, but not a coat.

While we lived in Flagstaff, my dad once built us an “igloo” of compacted snow, and took us sledding near our home. That was very special to a child used to the desert. 🙂

Tea with Merry

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

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In a recent post, I told you a few things about my wonderful friend, Merry. Here’s a cute photo, taken during our latest visit, of the two of us enjoying a spot of tea.

Traveling is uncomfortable for Merry now, but in previous years, she and Ken would travel north to visit us a couple times of year. The children so looked forward to those visits, not just because they would get to see Ken and Merry, but because of all the goodies Merry would bring, such as doughnuts, root beer, lunch meat, cheese, and home canned fruit. So, when three of the older children and I went to visit Merry this time, we brought some goodies to her: Black Forest ham, sliced Muenster cheese, croissants, and some fancy cookies. But the best treat of all was the opportunity to visit with a good friend once again.