1963... Rol and Joan and family. Rol was the produce manager at Glewwe's Food Market and Joan was a stay-at-home mom with four children, the youngest, Barbara, a year and a half. The picture window in the living room was painted for the season, and we kids were in matching outfits (all home-made) as was mom's dress. The oil paintings of Scott and Barbara, which hung on the walls at home for many years, were done with these outfits. I still have the blue velvet dresses, with their white underslips, up in the attic.
By 1964, Mom had gone to work for Mary Adams, a women's dress shop in town and the homemade clothes came to an end, but not the matching outfits. Our white dresses had matching blue, velvet ribbon ties and we coordinated with the rest of the family. Notice the painted window and the white, flocked tree. The picture was taken early in the season, as it was not yet decorated and the sofa was out of its usual location. Scott recently had stitches above his left eye and Rae had finally cut her long, straight hair. Who knew that it was so curly, just waiting to be released.