April 18, 2009

Another Year Older

This picture was taken in 1956, the year I turned eight. My birthday was in April, but my parents were busy moving us into our first house so my birthday party was moved to the summer, giving me a chance to make friends in the neighborhood.

I love that my sister and I were wearing dresses and all the girls were barefoot. Seeing the front porch brings back memories of the times we sat out there surveying any movement going on up and down the street.

Left to right: Jeanette, Johnny, Snookie, Jerry, Me, Jackie and Bonnie.

Fifty-three years later, my parents still live in that house and I still feel like their kid when I go there.


  1. Happy Birthday, Donna. I've got you beat by a few years, but hey, who's counting?

    That's a great photo of you and your siblings. You did a lot of front porch sittin' just like I did when I was your age. Brings back a lot of fond memories.

    Enjoy your special day.

  2. Happy birthday! How fitting to have a birthday so close to Garden Blogger's Bloom day...

  3. Happy belated birthday Hope it was wonderful and you were well celebrated. I love the picture!

  4. Oh I love that picture too. Something about old black and white shots of kids. Times seemed so carefree back then. Hope you had a great birthday!


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