I'm not quite sure exactly what is happening in this photo. It was taken in or before June 1966. I am guessing May, because I think the balloons my sister Karen and I are holding are wearing graduation caps. Our aunt, Sister Jean Marie Guokas, was principal of Incarnate Word Academy, and their school colors were red and white. Many of our babysitters were Academy girls. The picture was taken in the backyard of our house in Sharpstown at 8015 Sharpview. At this point, we still did not have a backyard fence, although we'd been living in the house for a couple of years. There was no need really; we did not have a dog at that time, and apparently most of our neighbors did not have pets either. My brother Mark, on the right, looks a little puzzled by his balloon, while brother Brian, on the left, looks upset that his balloon is little and has no face.
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