As a young child, I loved listening to the record player and swinging on my swing. Sister Terry was 5 years older and I learned from her. My grandparents had a cabin at Deep Creek where we spent many summer days playing with cousins, swimming in the fresh water, fishing and crabbing. I loved the meals of fresh fish and eating watermelon outside. I made my first scrapbook, cutting pages of Annette Funicello stories out of my Aunt's salon magazines. In the first grade, I was sad to leave home and my Mom. We went to Sunday School, dressed in fancy hats and shoes, where I made many friends. When entering school, I joined the girl scouts and made life-long friendships. I took ballet lessons at the town Union hall. In school I was competitive, yet ornery. I enjoyed music, acrobatics, swimming and crafts. We moved into our newly built house in 1960 when my Grandparents moved along beside us. Brother Jim was born in 1958.
The "Scrap Book" on the right of the page is a pocket I sewed onto the background sheet. I has a few mementos inside-a birthday card signed in my Dads' handwriting, the hospital bill when I was born (some $50) and a few pictures.
In the picture of the group at Vacation Bible School, I'm the little girl (I was 2) on the right, bottom row. That's me and my sister in the boat in the picture on the left.