1. This is my dad's whole family
2. My grandma is standing up
3. My aunt Evelyn is wearing the coolest red and black lightning shirt
4. My grandpa has a lot of hair, a trait which was passed down to no one
5. Willow tree
Do you ever wish you knew your family when they were younger? I do.
I remember my grandma, of course, because she lived with us for like...several...years. I remember her house, too. It smelled cool when it was hot outside, and she had a screened-in side porch with a tin roof, so when it rained it sounded awesome. Reader's Digest and coloring books and those stickers that go around holes in 3-hole-punched paper. When we were really little she used to read to us on her lap and let us play with her necklaces. Many of which I wore throughout college.
At least once my grandpa took Jocelyn and I to the "cuffay" to get hot chocolate and I was mortally afraid of sitting in his chair in the living room. I knew he was kidding when he called us boys when--duh--we were obviously girls. He died when I was about eight. I think my dad looks like him, without the snowy locks of hair.