This morning after I had my coffee on the back
porch I decided to pull out the memory box and
take some photos of it. My mom had asked for the
"Lucky 13" newspaper article. So, here goes!
She made this box for me in the 70's.
There are some precious
momentos on this little box.
THE TOP OF THE BOX
This photo is me helping Daddy with
I am evidently totally uninhibited and
getting into the paint was more important
than getting dressed. Hope you're not blushing!!!
I cropped the picture just for you!
Here's the article that Momma requested.
"13" Is Lucky Number For McKinney Girl".
Born 6/13, weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz.,
Room 313, Baby #13.
I am NOT superstisious (sp?).
I don't believe in luck-I believe in Jesus!
THE FRONT OF THE BOX
There is a newspaper article from the
Dallas Morning News,"Engineers With Curls".
Soozy and I helped Daddy survey the street in
front of our house. The city was extending it
to meet the highway and to build the Gibson store.
That was before Wal Mart. I also helped
Daddy survey the area for Lake Towakoni.
Then, there is a picture
of me and Soozy in our Easter bonnets,
ruffled dresses, and patent leather shoes.
The back of the "Station Wagon".
That's another story.
We are ready to go on vacation.
Probably to the beach,
and definitely camping.
I love the old (it was new then) metal cooler.
That's my baby brother, Kenney standing up.
ONE SIDE OF THE BOX
We were McKinney Lions fans.
I don't think Daddy ever missed a
game, no matter how cold or rainy it was.
And we would travel across the state
for championship games. Every week during
football season Daddy drew school spirit cartoons
for the newspaper. Our school mascot was this
HUGE stuffed lion. I remember waking
up one morning and the lion was in Kenney's
baby bed in our room. It scared me at first then,
I felt proud and OOOH so priviledged.
"The Lion" was at our house!
How could one girl be so "lucky"?!?
Soozy, Kenney, and me in my with
my wanna be a hippie hair.
I wanted long, straight hair.
Oh well, I am not going to go there!
This side of the box has some of
my early handiwork, a painting
of a snow scene, an article about Daddy
and his portraits, and a day pass
and 10 cent ticket to Disneyland.
That was from 1955 or '56.
That was before Six Flags,
Orlando, Disney World.....
For some reason there are no articles
about Momma on this box.
It could be because she made the box
and left those things out.
She was and still is very involved in
anything and everything to do with
her family. She was most likely on the
other side of the camera when the
pictures were taken.
Here is the newspaper article about
Daddy and the portraits that he painted.
This has been a precious trip
this morning. As much fun as going on
vacation to the beach but without all the
sand and sunburns.
See Ya Later, Alligator!
* Sorry if you got this twice.
The picture of the back was missing
and I couldn't leave that out.