It Happened One Summer

27 Jul


Judy Wills



Way back in 1961, Fred and I married. We moved immediately to Fort Worth, Texas, so Fred could study at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. We lived about a 12-hour drive from Albuquerque, so we didn’t get to make a trip home very often.

In 1963, we planned on making the trip, and it coincided with my brother and his family being there, as well. Their daughter, Charlene (Renie) was about 18 months old at the time. It was the first time we had seen her, and she was a delight. We have pictures of that adorable little girl in many adventures while there.

She had fun in a galvanized tub full of water in Grandmother’s back yard.



Grandmother tried to swim with her, too.


She found a neighborhood cat that was quite agreeable to Renie’s handling.


Aunt Judy and Uncle Fred had a great time with her, as well.


Granddad thought she was pretty special, too. She was his first grandchild.



But my favorite set of pictures of Renie from that visit, were of her and her dad playing with a new toy. Somehow, we managed to get pictures that could have been a video, if we even had that capability all those years ago. The toy was a pop-up type of toy: press the button/knob, and up the cups shot!


Renie thought it was terrific! Look at the surprise and joy on her face! Such a fun toy. And it looks like daddy was having a bit of fun with it as well – along with his little girl.

That was a fun summer visit for us.


3 Responses to “It Happened One Summer”

  1. Old Things R New July 28, 2014 at 8:38 am #

    The first grandchild in a family is so exciting for everyone. Renie was blessed to be showered with so much love!


  2. Anonymous July 27, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    What a lovely surprise. Thanks Judy.


  3. Bill July 27, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

    Ah, those were the days. Great bunch of photos.


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