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Flashback Friday — Sibling Ties

The photo was taken in October 1960. That’s Basil at right, wearing the same expression I’ve seen a million times, getting a first glimpse of his new brother, Dean.

(Well, he will as soon as my mother-in-law, Dena, unwraps him!)

Wish time had been kinder to this photo; we have so few from Basil's childhood. I almost cropped it tightly, but I love the details in the background: the autumn leaves, the sedan door standing open, as though they couldn't wait to catch the moment; the car that's behind them.

Wish time had been kinder to this photo; we have so few from Basil’s childhood. I almost cropped it tightly, but I love the details in the background: the autumn leaves, the sedan door standing open, as though they couldn’t wait to catch the moment; the car that’s behind them.

Basil is 5 here — and had long been king of the hill. Having a sibling was going to be quite an adjustment.

He looks curious and quizzical in this photo, but the family story goes that after a day or two, Basil was regularly asking when they were taking Dean back!

Three years later, they welcomed a sister, Marianne, who marks the big 5-0 today.

Here the three of them are together — I’m not sure what year.

Dean, Marianne and Basil. Wish I knew what year this was taken.

Dean, Marianne and Basil. Wish I knew what year this was taken.

Happy Birthday, Mari!

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About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.

Discussion

5 thoughts on “Flashback Friday — Sibling Ties

  1. I love old photos! There is something so nice about being able to look back and remember.

    Posted by Frugal Foodie in WV | February 8, 2013, 10:22 pm
  2. Love the picture of Basil and the baby — so typical of older children with a new baby.

    Happy Birthday, Mari! Today is my sister’s birthday as well. Good day for sisters.

    Posted by Karen Waggoner | February 8, 2013, 11:46 am
  3. I love that you didn’t crop the photo to tightly as well. I noticed the sunlight and brightness of the day first. Great walk down memory lane post. Stopping by to say Hi from MeloMomma’s blog hop. Happy Friday.

    Posted by Linda Kinsman | February 8, 2013, 9:47 am

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