As soon as my parents married, my mom was ready to start a family. After six months of trying, with no luck, she was getting frustrated.
My dad also wanted to start a family, but he felt that waiting a little while and saving some money would be a good idea.
Also, my dad was still driving his 1967 Z/28 Chevy Camaro with an 8-track blasting Led Zeppelin through the large speakers he’d installed.
Super Drooper Smith (aka Drooper) was the first addition to the Smith family.
In addition to having Drooper, my parents also relocated from an older apartment downtown to a newer mobile home on the edge of town.
What I didn’t mention earlier is that my mom is one month pregnant in this photo. She actually found out she was expecting the day this photo was taken. Turns out, Uncle Dale and Aunt Ruby also had a little one on the way. My cousin, Carrie, was due the last week of January and I was due the last week of February.
Spoiler Alert: My birthday’s not in February.