A Portrait of Mid-Century Childhood

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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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