Sand in our drawers.

This past weekend I had the pleasure of sitting around my mom’s kitchen table with her, my SAS, Carole, my cousin, Sandy and a ton of old photos. This photo is one that my cousin brought to share. Look at those beach babes.


The two cuties on the right are my cousins. I’m on the far left. That’s Carole (my SAS) next to me. And that’s my aunt’s thumb in the bottom left hand corner.

Those were the days. I couldn’t have been more than seven or eight. What a fun day we must’ve been having. Playing at the beach, no cares in the world (except maybe the sand in our drawers). No boys to boggle the mind yet. No piles of laundry haunting our dreams. No bills. No “to do” list.

I wonder what we were thinking about that day.

And what was my mom thinking of when she put my SAS and me in coordinating bikinis? Geesh.

Please let this be the only photo in existence of me in a bikini. That’s got to be the closest I’ve ever come to having a six pack and that’s how I’d like to remember it.

It’s always fun looking back but I wouldn’t take a do-over for nothin’. No thing. Not even a magic laundry fairy to take care of my mountain of laundry, every day for the rest of my life. Can you hear it? The laundry? It’s calling my name…

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    Oh, those were the days, weren’t they?
    I’m with you – I wouldn’t want to go back either.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Sandy says

    Wow! Finally. I can officially claim the allusive(to me)title of “beach babe”! My stomach is actually quite taunt in this picture. Sadly, it isn’t now.

    Seriously, we were really cute in this picture and I have fond memories of that day on Folly Beach.

    Sometimes I daydream about going back to the freedom of no responsibilities, or maybe just an occassional break, but a “do-over”? No way!

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    I would like to visit those days again sometimes, but wouldn’t want to go back to stay.
    Love this picture – you were a cutie pahtootie!

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    Mom says

    If you like I could come up with even more pictures of your younger days? HOw about the one of you in the hula skirt?

    Sunday afternoon was a fun time. Looking at the old (and I do mean old) pictures, letters and newspaper clippings was like stepping back in time. We just need to make sure everything is remembered, kept safe and pasted on to future generations.

    I’m off looking for the hula girl picture taken in 1969. What a cutie!

    Hugs and Kisses to all,

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    Angelia McGowan says

    What a great photo! You guys were so cute, I always wanted so bad to have a 2 piece bathing suit, but mama never let me have one till I was 16. Now I even were a bikini huge and pregnant! LOL

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    Angie says

    I second that vote! If it was 1969 you couldn’t have been more than one or two, I’ll bet it’s a real cute pic!

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