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Friday Photo Flashback ~ 1960

Friday Photo Flashback

It's Friday Photo Flashback and I'm linking up with Alicia of More Than Words.

I have so many pre-digital camera photos that it's a fun time to share a few of them with you.

My photo for this week dates back to July 10, 1960.  We were celebrating my brother Steve's ninth birthday.

I remember this day vividly, even though I was only seven years old.  Ten days later I had open heart surgery to correct a congenital heart defect. 

My Nana Sumstad is holding my baby sister Christine in her arms.  My mother is holding the cake for Steve to blow out the candles.  I am the little girl sitting closest by my mother. 

The little boy closest to the camera  sitting closest to my Nana grew up to become Pastor Ron Braaten and married my cousin Linda.  They now live in Belize as missionaries.  You never know ...

My brother Steve corrected me on that one.  It's hard to be sure in these old photos; sorry Randy who is in the front.  LOL.

Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
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  1. Wow, thanks for sharing your memories sis. I love you.

  2. What great memories! Interesting how poeple's lives change...those we grew up with...some good...some not so good.

    Thanks for sharing!! (I wish I could get my scanner to work!!!)


  3. Great photo to share. Love how everyone is "dressed up" for the occasion. Sweet times. Good story about Ron and your cousin Linda. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great weekend. Blessings, SusanD

  4. Oh wow, what a precious memory & picture!

    Thanks for sharing with us Debbie.

    Happy Friday!

  5. Debbie,

    I always enjoy your flashbacks! You have such vivid and fond memories of your childhood! That is such a blessing!!

    Have a wonderful Friday, my friend! Love ya!

  6. I love these pictures my friend and the memories that go along with them. How cool!

    Have a great weekend.

  7. always love going down "memory lane" with you. Such wonderful, simple times.

  8. These black and white pictures are awesome, I just love looking at them. Great memory, even if your brother did have to correct you on a tiny detail, :)

  9. Love to see your childhood photos! That is so neat to look back at those from our past when they were little and to hear where and what they are doing as grown ups :o)

    Your mom is gorgeous! I love her dress. And my goodness! I didnt know that you had open heart surgery when you were seven. Thank the Lord for that successful surgery!

    Blessings & Aloha!

  10. I love this picture! It looks like something from a magazine. Everyone looks so cute!!!

  11. Hello there...I'm hopping in from Alicia's Friday Photo Flashback.

    That is a nice photo! My favorite photos to look at are the one when my mom was a child growing up. I love looking how my grandparents, aunts & uncles were so happy and carefree back in the 1960's.

    Happy Friday!

  12. Totally love the pic. Thanks for sharing. I use to have parties like that. In fact your kitchen chair looks like ours use too. ~hehe~ Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you enjoyed it.


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