A Portrait of Mid-Century Childhood
I found this photo of my Mom, Marlene, from about 1954. She was right around my daughter’s age.
My Mom was an Air Force brat; they moved A LOT. I know they were in El Paso, Texas when she was 11, but this is a while before that. So, it may have been taken in Norfolk, Virginia, where she was born and where my Granddad is from.
Her father (my Granddad) was a very strict military man and she was a conservative “good girl.” I think this photo does capture her love of nature and who knows, maybe there was a mischievous girl inside who wished she could play more.
I just love this photo so much; it really says “50’s rural America” to me.
~shared by @elizabethandrus
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