Saturday, September 20, 2014

Mother and Daughter...

My mom said this was probably taken about April....before I was born in August.  So, this would make my mom about 6 months pregnant.  

I love this picture!

My Mimi and my mom!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Getting ready for a baby!

Here's my parents!  They were soon to be parents ... of me!  I know my mom got a lot larger with me, so this must have been about ....June?  What do you think, Mom?  

This was taken in front of Mimi's 1954!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sitting around Mimi's table

This looks like a fun gathering!  I'm realizing my mom is like me...well, maybe vice versa.  I'm seldom in photos now, because I'm usually the one taking them.  My mom isn't in that many pictures back here in the 1950's...and probably because she's taking them!

You might notice the ashtrays on the table...oh my!  Times have changed ... for the better in that regard!  I'm assuming this was in the 1950's...probably around the mid 1950's since all these new old photos were obviously from then because I was a baby or pretty young!  

For you younger readers of the JohnstonChronicles, from left to right is my dad, my Aunt Jane, Aunt Terry, Uncle Charlie (was he officially my 'uncle' here?) Uncle Buddy, and Mimi.  Where was Granddad?  I know where Bonnie Lou was...taking the photo!  Right, Mom?

Monday, September 15, 2014


This is Mimi...holding me.  She looks exhausted...but happy?
I remember sitting up one night with Benjamin while Lindsey and Donnie tried to get some sleep. I'm sure I smiled, even if I was totally tired.

Being a grandmother...being a Mimi is the best!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

1954 - 4 generations

There are 4 generations here...even though the newest generation is in utero!  I love this!  
From left to right:  Aunt Monk (Mimi's sister), Meemaw (Mimi's mother, my great grandmother), Mimi, Mammaw (my dad's mother), my mom (pregnant with me)!

Mimi lived in Temple, Texas....and my mammaw lived in Austin.
Mimi always seemed so much younger to me than Mammaw...
I loved my Mammaw, but not like I loved my Mimi!