- Nancy: 11 Years Old, 6th Grade
- Joni: 5 Years Old, Kindergarten
From Mom's Memory Bank --As Reported by Joni:
"The pictures starting with the horse and
me was a sorghum mill in Brown County Indiana. We would go there in
the fall sometimes to see the leaves and go to the little art colony,
Nashville. Nashville is the sight where you see the buildings. Mom and
Dad bought two paintings there at separate times. One was the watercolor
of the barn Mom had hanging over the couch on Madoline and then hanging
in the dining room on Buford Commons. The other painting was the oil
painting of the children swinging around a pole in a school yard. This
is the one that Dad had in is office...now you have it...and the one
Susan thinks she should have because she is a teacher...and the one
you say she can have over your dead body."
"The picture of me in that same series in front of a bunch of whitish
rocks is a limestone quarry (I remembered that one). Most government
buildings in Indiana are built of 'Indiana Limestone'. (I remembered
that one too.)"
"The old little building with the bars in the window is an old
jail house. Dad said that it's where they put the moonshiners. No, he
never said that but it sounded good when writing you...it's something
he probably would have said anyway."
"My hair cut...It's bad enough that I look like an albino but could
my bangs GET any shorter? Mom said that the haircut was called a 'Pixie'."
Joni, Horse Grinding Sorghum
Joni and Nancy, Old Log Jail
Joni, Limestone Quarry
I can just hear my Dad saying, "Joni, go pick up a rock."
Me and Mom
This really shows how tall I'm getting--I'm only 11 years old and my Mom
My Mom always said that I had good posture.
Joni is seen running on the right.
Joni, Me, and Mom
I can still remember my Mom's pretty sweater,
which had a pattern of fall leaves on a soft, knitted cream-colored background.
Joni, Take Me Home Country Road
Alan thinks she looks like a Catholic school girl.