A strange title for a blog post. We really can't do much with our past. What are you doing with yours? This picture was probably taken the summer of 1946. A long time ago - I was three. I am the one standing in my sisters lap. This picture appears to be a happy family photo - and in some sense it was - but this was a very dysfunctional time in our lives.
Mom was in a TB Sanitarium, my older sister and brother had lost their birth mom by death years earlier, my brother (in dad's arms) was really staying with his aunt while mom was in the TB sanitarium. She was there 3 years. We were just having an outing at 5th Ave. beach in Manistee for the day. A fun day. The old pavilion in the background is still there the last I knew. All have moved on with their lives.
Mom and dad have gone to be with Jesus, the rest of us are still living our lives and counting our blessings until that day comes. In spite of all the years since this picture each of us has come through the years past doing our best to make the right choices each day. You do realize that the choices and events of today will make for your past tomorrow - right? How are you doing?