A blog of mostly sentimental stories of my childhood & family, sprinkled with tales of my grandchildren, & my day to day life, along with my love of gardening & decorating thrown in for good measure. Come walk with me. . .
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I love this picture of my Mom & her sister Hazel
It would have been taken on their old "home place", just outside of Hallsville on the family farm. My Mom is the little girl petting the little lamb. Hazel is holding the doll. Notice the little chair beside Hazel, evidently for their doll.
Hazel was about 4 years older than Mom. When she was a very small girl she began to have seizures. She was a special little girl in the way that all of her brothers & sisters watched out for her, making sure when she had "one of her spells", she didn't injure herself. Later in life Hazel was diagnosed with epilepsy and was able to take medication for it.
It has only been in later years that I remember this picture, and I've always been amazed that the bigger sister was willing to play dolls outdoors with her baby sister. No doubt there was a special bond between them.