Tuesday, August 17, 2004

THE MAGIC OF OUR LIVES

SO MUCH OF WHAT WE LEARN OF LOVE...WE LEARN AT HOME!

HENRY VAN DYKE SAID,

EVERY HOUSE WHERE LOVE ABIDES AND FRIENDSHIP IS A GUEST IS SURELY HOME, AND HOME SWEET HOME IS WHERE THE HEART CAN REST....

Remember the Times, Remember the Magic, Remember the Magic in our Lives at 1805 St. Charles Court.

....Playing dress-up...Paper dolls...Rock School...playing house

Old Maids...Vacation Bible School...Christmas...Micro Midget Track..

Jump Ball..I See Something...Hop Scotch...Jump Rope...Strut Miss Lizzie...

Kick The Can...Making clover chains...Putting on Plays...Red Rover...

Digging for Doodle Bugs...Roller Skating... going barefoot all summer...

Five children sharing ONE bathroom successfully...Making up songs...

Dodge Ball..I Spy..Mickey Mouse Club...Ain't No Bugger Bears Out Tonight...

Walking around and counting the number of whistles we got....

Going to Vacation Bible School....Bible Drills...

Cheerleading... Majorette....Twirling the baton...Beauty Pageants...Talking on the phone...

sharing a bedroom...Sneaking clothes from Betty Jean's closet...

Going on Dates...sharing clothes...sharing dreams...singing in the kitchen...

Going to Proms..Fixing our hair..putting on make-up..spinning on pot lids.

Calling boy friends for one another..Roller skating on Mrs Farmer's Hill.

Brother Williams..Berney Points Baptist Church...Bus, 3 West End..Village Creek

Across the Alley Girlfriends... Football Games &Yelling until we were hoarse..

Hiding school shoes so I wouldn't have to go to school (Just Me)!....

Tossing eggs in a circle..Crying together when we lost a love...driving lessons...

Alabama Football Games...Sliding in the mud in the front yard...

Digging Fox Holes in the back Yard...Prom gowns...Wedding gowns...

Sister's Weeks....Christmas' at home...Going to Montgomery and Greenville...Lemons..

Lee School..West End & Fairfield High Schools....West End Theater...Woodward Park...The Sky Castle with Tommy Charles and Doug Layton. Kissing goodnight on the front porch. The light on the porch going off and on if we sat in the car too long with a boyfriend. Auto Movies # 1..The Spinning Wheel, Vulcan.

Panama City..The Big 10...West End Lions..5 Points West..The Fire Tower..Sneaking into the Alabama State Fair.

GreenSprings Park... The Church Yard...Joe's Store...Cherry Cokes...

Dwight, Jack, Tommy, Johnny Mack ( John Mack), Dan.... Judy, Carol, Joy, Charlotte, Nancy Lou, Ann, Sylvia.

So many wonderful memories, Peggy... I will keep all of them safe for you!

YOUR YESTERDAY'S ARE GONE TO YOU BUT NOT TO US BECAUSE WE....REMEMBER HOME AND WE...REMEMBER YOU!!!

I love you Today, Peggy...

Mary Louise

1 comment:

oldnantiq said...

ML, love the picture...one reason is because I am the one taking it(your oldest sister BJ)! Could not trust any of you so Mother always made me the photographer. We did do, see, live all that you mentioned.  Sometimes my heart aches to go back for we again would have the parents we loved so and our beloved and wonderful Peggy.  I took her on her first bus ride, bought her the first high heels she wore, also got her her first 5 school dresses (I had started working at age 18 and she was 6 starting first grade). Daddy always wanted to "concrete" the front yard and paint it green....as you can see in picture, we neve had grass!  And, Daddy was not in picture because he was always working!!!! Mother was wonderful to raise 5 who love each other so much. Love to you today/always.  Betty Jean