Sunday, February 15, 2009

Check This Out...


If you read my birthday post, you know I didn't remember getting a baby brother because there was already a mess of us kids and another one was kind of like 'oh, well'. Do you remember my present I did remember? My BOOTS.

While scanning a bunch of older photos, I ran across this photo of me and my cousin Bonnie Rae coloring in the floor of our home and I had on my boots!! Of course I had to come back and share it. (Left Click on photo=Bigger)

And share Bonnie, too. She grew up in California, way too far to see very often back in the olden days, but we either drove out for a visit every few years or they came to Oklahoma every now and then. What is so special to me is that whenever we have gotten together... 4 or 5 times since she got married a bunch of years ago and moved to Vermont... It's like we just pick up where we left off.

I keep threatening to get my middle Bro to drive up there with me, but I think it'll have to be pretty soon because Bro's starting to drive like Stearns (our dad), looking at the birds and the trees, etc., etc., and I don't want to have to drive the whole way myself.

Bonnie will understand when she reads this because all of us kids and all of our cousins were terrorized at some point in their lives by Uncle's (to them) driving. Any time any of us got our license to drive, dad got booted out from under the wheel. So I'm going to have to shoot for this late summer/early fall. I need a Bonnie fix... It's been way too long.

All us Okies have sure missed you Cuz.

13 comments:

darsden said...

That's great Helen that you found a picture with your boots! LOL Too cool. My hair looked like the lil girl on the left when I was growing up. I love looking at old pictures.

farmlady said...

Old friends are the best friends.

Love the boots!

goooooood girl said...

your blog is very nice......

Karen (KayKay) said...

What a great picture! I had a pair of boots when I was about the same age. Mine were white and I thought I was somethin' else when I wore them.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

love the boots and love the cuz's hair!!!!!

Reddirt Woman said...

Bonnie's hair was the most beautiful auburn. And she even had some curl to her hair... nowhere near as straight as mine. But she is and was a great friend and I'm proud to be her friend and cousin as well.

Helen

Mary Ellen said...

What a cute picture - you were adorable, and I LOVE the boots. Your cousin has quite the Shirley Temple hair!

Nola said...

I love that photo! I'm sorry but I have to say YOUR boots far outshine those Shirley Temple curls!! That girl didn't stand a chance with cowgirl chick:)

Tipper said...

Love them boots-and the 2 cutie pie girls! I think you should take that trip to see her as soon as you can!

kim-d said...

Awww, you two were so darn cute. I had a pair of cowboy boots, too, that my grandmother brought back for me from her trip to Texas. I think I was around 3 or 4. I used them to kick my mother in the shin one day when we were at the laundromat, making her cry and hop around on her remaining good leg. She delighted in recounting that story for the next 40 years, as an example of what a little turd I was! :)

You and Bonnie, on the other hand, look like such NICE little girls!

Staci said...

I think I had a pair of RED boots!

There's an award for you over at my place.

DocSly said...

Helen, since I had no sisters, my cousin Nancy was special to me. She lives in Houston now. I have visited this past year and you need to take that trip to see yours. I love the boots. I bet you slept in them. I had the same curls but my hair was straight. Mom would roll my hair on little pink rubber curlers every night so I could look like that.

darsden said...

Where R U Helen? U OKay Up there?