[This picture has nothing to do with these 3 memories. I just wanted to post it because it's one of our Hayter family gatherings. Jill, Big Al, Dennis, Larry, Kay, Mark and Ma.]
I was a bride’s maid at my brother Dennis and my sister-in-law Dardon Ann’s wedding in 1969. I was a junior in high school at the time. After the wedding, all the bridesmaids and groomsmen were in the receiving line. My escort was Gary Clark. A young man walked up to Gary, shook his hand and said, “Looks like you got the cream of the crop.” I took the comment with a huge blush, as the boy then shook my hand. After the wedding, why didn’t I find the boy and talk to him? We might have become friends for life! But no, the thought didn’t even enter my goofy, naïve mind. I was too shy around boys who might be interested in me, still am.
I took a good whiff of the scarf I’ve been wearing around my neck. It smells like old lady. Some would think, ewww! But instead, a sweet memory came to me. I realized that it was the smell of my Grandmother Teegarden. Sometimes old lady smell is very cool.
After a Hayter family gathering, where there was food involved (hahahahahahahaha, there was never a gathering where food wasn’t involved in a Hayter family gathering), we girls would help Mom clean up. Sometimes Mom would combine all the chips into one bag – potato chips, Fritos, Cheetos, taco chips. I never asked her why she did it. I wanted to tell her, “Ma! When my taste buds are set for a Cheeto, it’s disturbing to bite into a Frito!” I never said anything to her though. Another sweet memory.
Love you guys! Come back to visit! I adore comments!!