This is my dear sister Sharon Lynn and her then boyfriend Jay Black. They were on their way to a dance at Farmington High School in Farmington, New Mexico. This is where my mother grew up and where my family lived for a few years while my Dad worked for El Paso Natural Gas Co. Sharon graduated from Mesa High School in 1961. She and Jay were married and are the parents of 6 children.
I was maybe 2 years old at the time of this picture. I don't remember much about those days but I do remember feeling a lot of love from my big sister. She was one of the dearest people who ever lived and I miss her. She passed away three years ago now and it still doesn't seem possible.
Sharon's petticoats make that dress stand out in an awesome way. Mom, did you make this dress? I like Jay's dinner jacket and bow tie! I also see some hardwood floors that were no doubt covered up with ugly shag carpet at some point in time. Funny how fashion and home decor always revert back to what once was! I remember that Navajo blanket you can see on the sofa too. My mom always covered the sofas and chairs like that so they wouldn't get dirty. At least she didn't cover them in plastic!