I'm proud of my baby sister and wanted to celebrate her birthday (December 12, 1974) with a handful of memories in the form of grainy family snapshots.
|Leah with my mom, Janelle, after her adoption from Vietnam. She was on one of the last US planes out of that war-torn country, shortly before the April 1975 fall of Saigon- now Ho Chi Minh City. She was 4 months old when she joined our family in SC. My parents worked with an agency called Friends of Children of Vietnam. Read more of "operation babylift" here.|
|I don't recall Leah being an expert at clogging, but I do really love this picture. Hey Mary Anne, Gilligan would love another coconut cream pie!|
|Leah, Colt, Gram and an overly enthusiastic Big Daddy, Thanksgiving 2010.|