From the universe of blonde sisters comes another photograph. I hadn’t noticed this one before in the collection handed down to me from Bill Bean’s box, mainly because it looked like it had landed on the floor and been stepped on—then shoved in a corner where it was wedged, out of view.
The more I look at it, the more I wonder if it belonged with the sets of two blonde sisters that we’ve already seen. One part of me wants to say, “Yes, this belongs”—but only because it’s getting wearying, poring over all these jigsaw puzzle pieces of pictures with no identification.
The other part of me wants to shout and jump, because at least this photograph includes some identification.
Warning: the identification in no way confirms the surname for the mysterious “Sid, Helen, Diana and Judy” of those Christmas cards from so long ago.
Actually, scratch any notion of Sid or Helen.
This photo proclaims, “Loretta + Husband + Children” and bears the date, “May 1967.”
While I’m nonplussed with the addition of this mystery family to the photograph collection, I have to admit this does add a bit of information to chip away at the puzzle.
A very little bit.