Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Birth Order Blues
You thought I was kidding about my mom's picture taking abilities?!!
I am the fourth of four, the third post war child, and I grew up with three sisters.
Judy on the right, the prewar child, left for college when we moved south and she just reminded me of those brief summers she spent with us before she entered her teaching career and child rearing. Linda, also had a teaching career, Janet,moved around in ministry and has worked in administration for a long time.
What happens when you are the last and only boy. Well, I slept in some odd places at times, corners of dining rooms, because very few houses came with four bedrooms at our income level. I heard a lot of girl talk and was a alone alot, at least it felt like it. All in all we enjoyed our life and did the best we could with school and life where ever we lived. Mom and Dad had high school educations and all the kids got college degrees and beyond. I have thought often about the dynamics of my father's work history and how it affected each of us. What would have happened in my development had we not picked up and moved south when I was eleven?
Is my zipper halfway down or was it a zipper blowout. I never paid enough attention to my clothing. Each of those pieces of furniture, the old upright radio, the wall fixtures bring emotional reactions when I see them. I love capturing history in pictures, too bad that slides were so prone to getting fungus when stored in humid places.