It’s wedding season.
This shot — of me kissing my sister Karen — was taken as she departed her wedding in 1984, at First Baptist Church, Lee’s Summit:
Interestingly to me, Beth’s then-boyfriend is at far right, and my cousin Cindy is immediately left of him in the photo, holding her infant son who is now one of my aunt/uncle’s primary caregivers.
Fourteen years ago I took the Ball State University Chamber Choir on tour — Indiana, Missouri, Kansas, and Iowa.
The repertory was challenging for the group, but it represents a year of hard work and great singing and solid choral fun.
Thank to Kyle Unruh, who took these photos, I still have my prints from a photo shoot in 1999 as I was wrapping up at the University of Kansas. These photos were at the end of my Atkins Diet, where I had dropped nearly 40 pounds of primarily beer weight (how I loved Free State Brewing Co.!).
Aunt Esther Summers would have been 106 years old yesterday. She died four years ago, just shy of 102.
This is the earliest photo we have of her, seated on the lap of Elizabeth (Miller) Ficklin, her maternal grandmother.
What an era-specific Olan Mills photo this is!
1976. Early in sophomore year. I loved this leisure suit.
For more on leisure suits: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leisure_suit.