Growing Up

As a memorial to my dad I’d like to share some old photos of our family.  Here are some of the first photos of me with my mom and dad:

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My sister, Robyn, looks pretty cute in the background.

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Here are the two of us together in one of our classic pics:

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This photo was taken only a few years ago, at our parents’ home in Jackson Hole:

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These Easter pics with Daddy are pretty classic, too.  Those are quite the hair-dos, in the days when mothers thought their little girls should have permanents!

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From the looks of the photo below, it appears that she continued giving permanents to Robyn but gave up on them with me.

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Now we’ll fast-forward to my college years, when Daddy was so eager to attend Fathers’ Weekends at my sorority at the University of Kansas.

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Really — square dancing with my dad?  I was wearing a snazzy plaid pantsuit my mother made for me.  You can see the pants below and the matching jacket (barely) above.  I loved that outfit at the time.

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Last, here is a photo of the Chaney family in the 70’s.  Family portraits were not a normal thing in those days, so I’m really amazed (and thankful) we managed to get this one.  img323_500

Some of the things our parents taught us were:

  • Integrity
  • Responsibility
  • How to catch a fish
  • Musical abilities and appreciation
  • How to think through problems
  • A love for history
  • Silly games, songs and jokes
  • Honesty
  • Marriage commitment
  • Needlework, knitting and sewing skills
  • How to drive a boat
  • Academic excellence
  • Faith and Reverence
  • Swimming and waterskiing
  • Correct diction and pronunciation
  • How to prevent a skunk from spraying you
  • How to get skunk smell out of a dog
  • Card games
  • Archery
  • How to ride a bike and skateboard
  • Appreciation for the outdoors, pets and wildlife
  • How to balance a checkbook
  • Humor and laughter
  • A love of book reading
  • Nutrition, health and fitness
  • How to play Mah Jongg
  • Family values
  • Loyalty
  • Proper table manners
  • How to skip a rock across the smooth surface of a lake
  • The love of children
  • The value and enjoyment of volunteer work

I’m sure there are many more things we learned, but these are the ones that came to mind first.

 

 

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One thought on “Growing Up

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful photos, Juli.

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