For some reason, I think this was the trip to my grandparents house that we went to Disneyland. My memory of Disneyland at this age was that I was terrified of all the life size characters in costume. I remember my mom trying to have me take a photo with them, and I was crying and trying to hide behind her. I also remember my grandmother standing on the carousel with me, and every time we completed a full circle , she put a coin the the new purse she has just bought me. My last memory was the submarine, and seeing the mermaid with the treasure chest.
The sweater brings back a lot of memories for me. The biggest one is the fact that my mom loved red on me, and I had more than one red sweater. When I started going to school I wanted a white one, or any other color but red. I shunned red for a long time because of this I think, and it wasn't until I received many compliments on red garments that I wore, when I was older, that I finally embraced the fact that red did look good on me! Now, the shoes....How cute are those shoes?!! I remember those for some reason. I have very vivid memories of wearing them, and liking how socks looked with them. These photos bring those memories back for me, but I really wished I remember more about that day, and why we are so color coordinated in it. I love how even the stuffed panda bear goes with the colors in this photo. Everything from the book my brother is reading, to my grandparents black Thunderbird, looks as if it was part of a sixties photo shoot. There are more photos in this sequence that my dad took, but I didn't print them up. They include more of the cool car, and my grandfather.
Sorry this post is a bit late into Friday evening, but I was having a fun day with a friend and her kids, and I totally forgot about doing my post.
How far back can you remember into your childhood?
Happy weekend friends!