Friday, May 20, 2011

Flashback Friday

Based on clothing and my size in this picture {bottom in the green shirt and pigtails} I believe this is a picture from about 1977 or 1978 {so I was 7 or 8}. 
My sister is behind me in the ponytail.

On the left side of the picture is my sweet Aunt Tootise {real name LaWanda}
who died 3 months after my mother did in 2002.  

The woman in the middle was my great grandmother- Mama Bessie.  
I believe based on the fact that she's wearing a flower and holding a gift, we were there to celebrate her birthday as she was in her 90's during this time. 
She was a neat lady and we loved going to visit her in Arkansas! 

The lady in the lovely sunglasses, big hair {see it's genetic}
 and snazzy green shorts is my mother.  How cute {and thin} is she?
{That thin part? Sadly NOT genetic.}
Standing behind her is her father who we called Grandpa Stegall. 

I know this picture was taken long ago but looking at it- 
it feels like yesterday.  
can remember being there- hugging my Aunt and Mama Bessie
 and playing on the big porch with my cousins.  
Such sweet memories that remind me once again,
 pictures are so important- because they remind you of great memories!