in South Brook Park
you couldn’t miss them!
There were six girls and three boys
and we were dressed up in our Sunday’s best
and we were warned to stay clean!
Tom and Andy were about the same size
so Mom bought the same size and style tops and pants
for them to wear.
She was asked many times “Are they twins?”
She didn’t mind and explained how it was easier to
buy two of each when she had so many to shop for.
Albert was dressed differently as he was the youngest.
The girls would sport little skorts and matching tops,
the cheapest little outfits but cute as buttons
with their best socks and shoes a little older perhaps.
We’d swing in the swings until our arms hurt, run
around all over the park reading all the big signs
and jump on the seasaws in turn.
If it was a hot sunny day we’d eat our picnic lunch first
and then we’d put on our bathing suits and get
in the water, with Mom watching and Dad talking to someone.
After all that running, jumping, laughing,
we’d quickly put on our duds and listen to our parents for our cue to get in the car,
back to our yards for more fun on a fine afternoon.
Our parents seemed mighty proud to display the lot of us
in our best attire on our way back to our house on Midland Row!
Credit: Photos were taken by Sheila Evans of Pasadena, NL who is now living in
Alberta; used with her permission