Not sure why I’ve been looking back so much lately. This is my current Facebook profile. I don’t know how old I was when the picture was taken but I was probably 2 or 3. It was probably taken in late summer based on the dryness of the yard. I grew up on an 80 acre farm in northeastern Oklahoma. The house was a quarter mile off the main dirt road. The closest town was 10 miles away and my mom didn’t drive until I was in 6th grade, which meant I didn’t go to kindergarten because I had no way to get home. (Which was okay with me, I didn’t know what I was missing.) We only went to town on Friday evenings when my Dad got home from work.
It was such a simple time in my life. No cares, no troubles, no responsibility. I don’t have a lot of memories of my early childhood. Probably because it was just so simple.
As I said I didn’t go to kindergarten, but my mom taught me the basics of writing and letters. I don’t know if I actually started reading before that, that wasn’t as important then as it seems to be now. I started first grade. I think there were 6 of us that went to school together the entire 12 years. Of course the 5 others were in kindergarten together but that’s another story.
It’s nice that two of those friends I’m still in touch with, I probably don’t contact them as much as I should, but hopefully they know how much I love them. Crystal wasn’t there at the beginning and she is a YEAR younger, but she makes me smile too. And thankfully, she’s not been doing the early morning “text a prayer request.” I was about ready to take my friend, Tom’s, advice and start texting her at midnight my time. 🙂
Here’s Tammy and I, I’m not sure what we were doing. But this was also from our senior (I had my contacts by this time!)
Good times with good friends.