Okay, in 1978, when I was 16 we decided to go to North Dakota to see Steve, Rhonda and Steph. I was madly in love with my boyfriend and really didn't want to go, but I wanted to see our baby Neffie, so I bought a ton of things for her birthday and left my boyfriend behind. This picture was taken at a rest area, after they had traveled down to meet us, I'm not sure where, but of course Stephanie loaded up with us and we had a very good time on the drive into the their home. This was pre-car seat and of course none of us wore seat belts either. Stephanie usually stood in between mom and dad in the front seat, but turned around so she could torment me and Susi, or maybe the other way, we tormented her, it usually ended with "Girls, stop teasing her", meaning the little girl in the front seat, not the 2 bored teenagers in the back, all hot and sticking to the seat, cause Grandpa did not believe in using A/C, with our hot pants and Susie with her tube socks to her knees. Back to the picture, Stephanie is a busy little girl playing in the gravel and look in the phone booth, no it is not Superman, it was me calling Danny, of course this was also pre-cell phones and I called him at every rest stop across the several states we traveled. Thank goodness I was a waitress and had saved my change for weeks to make the calls.
Oh my, Stephanie a few weeks old, we were so proud of her, we just wanted to hug her and squeeze her and call her George! Look at us, we were both holding her little hands. You can tell it was July by our good tans, mine came from picking blackberries for weeks, Rhonda also picked along side me, it's a wonder Steph didn't turn out sun tanned or with blue fingers from all the picking her mom did. Susie and I were so excited to see you arrive, well me more than Susie, I thought you were the cutest baby on the earth.
7 years ago