I was going through a few more of the old photos that my mom had stashed away and came across this one. At first I thought it was my sister standing in my grandparents backyard in Montana in the early ’70s and not me at all, but the date on the back of the photo finally cleared up the confusion.
July 1974. Ah, that would explain the bows on the trellis! This was taken at my uncle’s wedding in Southern California. My dress is a little cattywampus on the shoulders because we had spent quite a few hours in the motel pool the day before and my siblings and I each had pretty bad sunburns. (Pacific Northwest kids were unfamiliar with the SoCal sunshine.) Mom had sprayed us all with Solarcaine and got us dressed for the wedding, which was held in my uncle’s backyard.
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Amazing how a photograph can bring back a memory so strong that you can’t believe you forgot it for a moment.
What a lovely memory!
I love all the details in the story–solarcaine brings back memories for sure.