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Family Fun for TBT

Family Fun for TBT

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My parents sent me this gem. It is about 1970. We are on our grandparent’s farm in Illinois, which we still enjoy today. From the left…John, Andy, Laura, Bill, and then there’s me. Why do I look so serious?

The slide is rigged so it dumps into the pool. The swing set is set up in the back, I’m sure, so my brothers could jump off the swings into the pool. The chair to the right is probably a make-shift diving board. My brothers were fearless, especially John. Laura was most likely in charge while my parents enjoyed sunning themselves in the distance. It’s a safe bet that one of my brothers splashed me or bothered me in some way. Hence, the look.

We are all (almost) in our 50’s now. We gave our parents seven grandchildren among us. The oldest grandchild is getting married in June. Time marches on. Great memories remain.

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TBT: Splish Splash

Throw Back Thursday…Splish Splash!

We are putting a pool in and it is bringing back fond memories of the fun times we had in our pool in Great Falls, VA growing up. This is one of my favorite all-time photos. Older brothers Bill and Andy probably trying to dunk me. Good times in the late 70’s.

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Late 70’s. Great Falls, VA
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October 2015. Ponte Vedra, FL