My vintage look at summer for Summer Stock Sunday, hosted by Robin at Around the Island.
Right now, my mom is on a month-long vacation visiting her brothers in Michigan. A branch of my family ended up putting down firm roots there when both grandfathers moved their families from Canada to Michigan in the 1950's for work.
Part of my family stayed in Canada, and several members moved back over the years, including my grandfather when he retired. But we visit back and forth as often as we can.
I spent my first six years in Michigan and have maintained my friendship with Mary, the little neighbor who lived several doors down from me. We stood for each other when we both were married, and have been alongside each other for life's joys and life's sorrows. So Mary was thrilled to hear that she'd be getting together with my mom this month.
Today, they had a ball together, and have plans for more fun while Mom is still in hugging distance.
So for this week's look back at summer, here's a day when Mary came to the Detroit Zoo with my parents, my sister and me.
That's Mary on the left in the stripes, my dad, my sister and me chowing down on hot dogs. I remember this little picnic part of the day, because I volunteered to take the garbage to the garbage can. Once I got there and turned back to find everyone, I remember stopping to gaze at my family for a moment - always the observer, even then.
And that's cool 60's Mom with Michelle, me and Mary.
Leap forward 40 years and there you'll find Mom and Mary, sharing the day once again, laughing, chatting, sharing, connecting. Timeless summer.
Naquillity says It's great when friends can get together again to reminisce. Love the old photos of everyone.
Robin says Wonderful memories and I love how your connection has stood the twin tests of time and distance.
Mimi says Lovely, nostalgic, happy, summer post. It's hard to beat a trip to a good zoo, back then and now.