In the video, Aunt Marilyn with her firstborn, Melanie; my siblings Leslie and Mark; and then some surprises near the end.
According to my dad -who is holding the Readers Digest in front of his face - this was Valentine's Day 1969. Melanie was born 01.15.69. Mother and Daddy married 12.27.69.. Allen, at this point, we were but a dream. Watching this video takes me back to that place & time. To all memories of every holiday in that house: Allen Espy & his big bird on Major's exercise bike, Watty teasing us....lining up for pictures. Hand painted, hand blown Easter eggs. Glorified Brownies. The Great OJ war. Miss mother & Marilyn et al more than words can say. The memories are priceless... "And I think to myself...What a wonderful world." - Natalie Espy Woods