OH What do YOU do in the summertime?
The Ellsworth famliy had one place they always visited. Every summer we took the long drive from Mesa up to the Four Corners area to visit lots of Hamblin relatives in Farmington and Bloomfield, New Mexico. My mother's older sister Fern and her husband, my beloved Uncle Smitty owned a cabin a short distance away in the LaPlata Mts. near Durango, Colorado. I found three photos from what was my very first trip there in the summer of 1958.
Here is my sweet Dad, George holding me, and my big sis Sharon who was 15.
In the background is the "old cabin". Years later they purchased a larger, 2-story one. I remember this one in particular because it was in those walls I had to use a chamber pot, no kidding, for the first time. My mother did not want to walk little me out to the outhouse in the dark! Even at age three I was disgusted!
I love Sharon's double cuffed jeans and that hat...not sure where she got that. It kind of looks like a Disneyland something-or-other!
Aww...aren't I sweet? Look at that vintage walker I am in! It is SO not safety friendly these days.
It's a miracle any of us survived childhood!