Monday, September 14, 2009

Summer Ragamuffins, 1956

Summer Ragamuffins, 1956, originally uploaded by confections.

Here is a portrait of my cousin Sandy, me, and my brothers Gary and John, taken during the summer of 1956 at my Aunt Margaret and Uncle Pete's farm in Muncie, Indiana.

Sadly, my beautiful cousin died of a brain tumor at age twenty, nine years after this picture was taken. She was like the big sister I never had in my life and she was taken much too early.


  1. Oh my gosh. This post broke my heart.

  2. Oh, demandablog, sorry to make you sad. Sandy's Dad, my Uncle George, passed away last month at the age of 92, so the whole family has been on my mind a lot lately.

  3. Cute photo! So sad to hear your cousin passed away so young.

  4. Great photo, how sad about your cousin and her dad, I think they would be delighted to be mentioned in your blog x