Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sentimental Sunday: Happy Birthday to My Baby Sister!

Happy birthday today to my youngest sister, Mary Elaine!

I received my first camera a few months before this photo was taken.  My baby sister became my most willing photo subject - which was probably a good thing, since, being the fifth of five children, my parents didn't take quite as many photos of Mary when she was little as they had of me, the oldest.

In this photo, taken in February 1967 when Mary was two-plus years old, she is recovering from a broken collarbone - hence the funny lumps under her shirt.  And - oh yes - she dressed herself in a striped shirt, plaid skirt, and pink corduroy pants!

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  1. What a sweet sentimental memory on this special day of your sisters birthday. I bet Mary loves this photo and your memories, too. It's so true that the youngest child's every moment is not recorded like the oldest. I'm the oldest of five, too. I wish I'd had a camera for pictures of my youngest brother...he was a corker!

    I'm visiting you via GeneaBloggers Sentimental Sunday. Today was one of my first post to this prompt, and I hope you'll have a chance to stop by and read about my Southern Baptist Preacher Connection.

    I enjoyed browsing your blog and look forward to seeing more of your posts, photos and stories. I'm a New Follower.
    Sue...CollectInTexas Gal

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Sue! I'm now following your blog, too - it's beautiful!