gorgeous Hayter girls
[back: Mom, Lynda, Susan; front: me, Cheryl]
Some family pictures are cool to stare at. This is one of those, for me. I’m thinking this was Christmas of 1958. Every year, we would have a Charlie Brown tree, the same ornaments and Mom made us kids hang the icicles individually, we couldn’t just throw ‘em on. I remember the blonde wooden coffee table and the curtains and the concrete floor.
Look at my Mom in that pencil skirt. She was a knock-out. That’s one of those fake collars she’s wearing, black felt with white lace. I think her sweater was red.
My sister Lynda was beautiful. She had curves in all the right places and was very ladylike. There were 14 years between us, so I don’t remember her living at home with me. At the time of this picture, I remember she was married to Jimmy. He was tall and handsome, liked lifting weights and he had a candy apple red car.
My sister Susan was pretty. She and I shared a room for a while, until she got married. I remember I wasn’t allowed on her side of the room. She slept with a picture of her boyfriend, Pete. It was covered with lipstick, because she had kissed it a thousand times. She kept it under her pillow. Pete bought her a pair of sandals, and she wore them until they disintegrated
The little imp in the picture is my niece Cheryl. Isn't she cute? She & I are only 4 years apart in age. We’ve been partners in crime since the beginning! Cheryl is Lynda’s first born and Mom & Daddy’s very first grandchild, which makes her kind of special.
And that’s me, with a devilish look on my face, thinking it fun that The Kid is misbehaving. Wish the 5 of us could return to this picture moment. I think this time, instead of helping to subdue The Kid, I would go running around the room with her. And... I would be giving hugs & moochies to my Mom and sisters.