It's Monday and I am feeling like doing a
The year was 1961
My folks were in Maryland visiting us so we all set off for New York City. Mom and my step-dad had never been nor had Elbert's twin sisters who were living with us. Thank goodness we had a huge station wagon or we never would have all fit in. There were 8 of us in that vehicle.
We head out, lickedy-split (that's southern for going as fast as legal) down the highway. Then, POW.. a rear tire has blown.
Elbert did a fantastic job getting us over onto the shoulder and he set about changing the tire. Burned his fingers that lug nut was so hot! Then, on we go again.
We had a great time. It was Sunday so not as much traffic. We drove up Riverside Drive, seeing Grant's tomb, Riverside Church and a few other things. We head south again toward the inner-city.
Now, this was in 1961.. a lot of racial tension going on. Birmingham and Selma and all that mess. And, a sign caught my eye.. we are driving down a street in the middle of Harlem.... with an Alabama car tag!!
But, it turned out fine.
We ended up stopping to see a tv show being filmed. Does anyone remember Jan Murray? If you do, you just dated yourself! haha.
And, we went to Rockefeller Center.
There's Mom, Elbert, my step-dad and one of Elbert's sisters.
this photo was digitally colored so there are mistakes here and there.
I want you to notice the high heels the gals have on. And, Mama with her cute little purse. I am surprised she didn't have a hat on, too. Or maybe she did, I can't tell for sure.
Thanks for letting me share this memory with you!