Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Family Love

This picture exemplifies how my siblings and I grew up poor but had very rich childhoods. We knew we were “short of cash”. On more than one occasion, my older sister and I took Mother’s keepsake 1887 quarter along to Church activities to spend if necessary. Her father had given it to her since it bore the year of his birth. The generosity of fellow members enabled us to keep it and I still have it to this day. Though being “poor”, we never went hungry, always had clean clothes (hand-me-downs), clean sheets on the bed, a big level yard for playing ball and a nearby creek where we would wade in the summer and  skate in the winter. We grew up with ponies and even beyond what this picture shows, an abundance of LOVE.

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