Thursday, July 19, 2012

Summers past

We lived in the same house at 57 Circle Lake Drive outside of Little Rock from the time I was born until I was 17. From the age of about 3 until 4th grade, I was best friends with a girl across the street named Amy, til she and her family moved to Louisiana. Amy and I were out of touch for most of the last 30 years or so, but as it happens, we reconnected on Facebook a couple of years ago. And now, Amy might even be moving to Austin. Who knows, we could be neighbors again! Anyway, Amy posted these in a facebook album so I am shamelessly stealing them.

I remember this wheelbarrow, that swimming pool and that garden tiller, as well as those matching bathing suits my sisters and I are wearing. They were like super-thick 70's polyester with hardly any stretch. It was like swimming in a leisure suit without buttons. I don't, however, remember being that much shorter than everyone else.

circa 1975?
This is on our front porch. It was Amy's birthday, so it must have been right around now in July (the 26th?) I think we were about 6 or 7 here. I remember the pink gauchos I'm wearing. That's right: gauchos baby.  I LOVED that outfit.  We were always hanging around in a pack like this. If Amy wasn't wearing a dress, I would have guessed we all just got done with game of kickball.
I'm guessing 1977 or 78?



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