This photo is from 1976, when my husband Richard was only a few months old. He's sitting on the lap of his older brother, Robert. Richard was the baby of the family, the fourth kid. He was a bit of a surprise baby, born nine years after his brother. Of course, Robert was a surprise baby, too. He was born 6 years after their sister, JoAnn. Jo and her older sister, Linda, were only a year apart.
So the generations in Richard's family are a bit s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d. Richard turned 33 last month, and yet we just went to Linda's 50th birthday party last weekend. JoAnn has a granddaughter, Kaitlyn, who is a year and a half older than Vivian. So Kaitlyn is my great-niece, even though she is older than my own daughter. And Richard's mom has a great-grandaughter that is older than her granddaughter.
But isn't this photo adorable? (even if it is a bit grainy—I took a photo of the photo with my cell phone this morning as I was rushing out the door) A side note to further date this photo to the 70s, apparently to calm baby Richard when he was cranky, his mom and sisters had to dance with him and sing "That's the Way (I Like It)" by KC and the Sunshine Band.
More of Vintage Photo Friday at Paper Dolls for Boys.