I wasn’t quite sure what to write about this week. We are about a month in to stay at home orders, so I started thinking about what it would have been like to stay at home during different points in our family history. I started looking at pictures, specifically trying to get a wide view of a home. I came across this series, that I have looked at a few times, and really love. A green house in Tucumcari. Most likely my first home and the place I was conceived. This series is before me though. The stamp on the back of the pictures, when they were developed, is April 1977.
My mother plays outside with my sister. And yes, it snows in New Mexico. Here is proof. Some of the photos that are part of the April 1977 group have the date written on the back, August 1976, so this has got to be the winter of 1976/1977. I was born in February 1977, so Norma must be pregnant with me. Before Sundi comes though, let’s celebrate the few years my sister got to be an only child and my mother’s first. Here’s a few more of older sister outside the green house with the pink coat and the most wonderful of hats.
Looks like there was a trip to California in August of 1976 to visit some of my Dad’s family. I’m guessing the pool photo is also California. I’m taken by how all these photos, from such different times in a year or so, ended up in the same processing group. It was a different way of taking and keeping pictures.
To finish off, one photo of Norma and older sister, probably in front of green house during early summer 1976, judging by the length of Norma’s hair.
I would adore to hear any memories of this green Tucumcari house, or the first home you remember or don’t. Also hoping everyone is well and with family that you want to be with.