Tuesday, June 10, 2014

'Attached At The Hip'


In Sunday's post I had mentioned that I had lunch at my sister Jo-Ann's last week.
I said that we were 'attached at the hip' as kids. We did EVERYTHING together.
I learned so much from Jo-Ann.
 Looking back I can see how fortunate I was having her there to 'hold my hand'.


This photo was taken in the fall of 1950 I believe.
I had turned two in July and Jo-Ann was three and a half.

Every Sunday, weather permitting, our father would take us
to the Halifax Public Gardens to feed the ducks.
I remember both of those outfits we are wearing!

At that time there were ONLY (almost) four children in the family!
One older sister, Marilyn, who was eight years old,
and my brother, Dennis, who would be born in two months or so.

Funny how places 'stick', eh.
Ron and I continue to visit these gardens on a regular basis.





27 comments:

  1. Good memories do stick, they far outweigh the bad. The picture is a treasure for sure! No wonder you like the gardens so much!

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    1. It was ingrained in me at an early age to appreciate this spot.
      I agree Sharon, let's stick with the good memories!!

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  2. What a cute shot! I have two sisters and a brother and am so grateful for them.

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    1. Hi Fiona. They can be our best friends at times.

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  3. Oh what an adorable shot. Being an only child I missed out on that sibling bond. It would have been nice to experience it.

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    1. I often dreamed about what it was like to be an 'only child', Davine. Many a time when our house was filled with 9 kids I wished I was an only child!!
      It has its pros and cons, like everything else I guess.

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  4. Such a precious photo to have after all those years, and having a sister to walk with, fun, safety, and togetherness. Cheers,Jean.

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    1. It is precious Jean. I am wondering now who took it? Maybe Dad took it. I am pleased that someone took the time to record this moment.

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  5. oh look at you two...how cute. i remember those boots too!

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    1. I can 'see' them now too, Joyce! They had a buckle strap at the top that tightened the top part.

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  6. Jim this is a beautiful retrospective post and I love that photo. There are few things like those bonds that last forever...

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    1. Thanks Keith. Lifetimes can go by but we can still go back to those days at the beginning and realize and appreciate the bonds that were made.

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  7. I recognized the wrought iron fence right away! Nice to know some things don't change. And you're both cuties!

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    1. That would be the same fence alright Debra!

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  8. Love of a sister and a brother is a link for life. This is so beautiful and touching. This is the way life, love ought to be. I'm happy for you, I still recognize something in that child that is so you, must have been that goodness of heart....and the fact that your sister looked so happy with her little brother is not that common, you have a lovely family.

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    1. Thanks so much Lorraine. I was very fortunate as I said to have siblings around me.

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    1. LOL! You are now officially a Canadian, Mitchell!!
      Seriously, I didn't say 'eh' in this post on purpose. It's in my blood!!

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    1. Pat, we were really good kids too.......mostly!

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  11. Jim, your photo made my heart smile.
    Lovely post, you are blessed

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  12. Oh how sweet!
    Your face looks like you! Don't laugh, you know what I mean.

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  13. What a darling pair the two of you made. I never knew what it was like to have only four children in the family since I was #6 in a series of 6.

    Love,
    Janie

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  14. What a great photo, Jim. I love it! You both look so cute. These memories are so special.

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  15. I just love those old photos...no do-overs. It's nice that you two are still close. It doesn't seem to happen much anymore

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