I think one of the reasons I will never forget my Twin Friends from back in the day, is because we bonded. It was unique to have identical twin friends–they were my first set–and also the three of us, along with one other girl, were the youngest in our children’s chorus by several years. As evidenced in the next few photos, you can see we were in elementary school and most of the other kids were in high school. Here we are pictured with the founder of our children’s chorus, Helen Grubbs (far left), who died of cancer when we were all still very young:
Here we are pictured at the airport, back in the day when ANYONE could see you to the gate. That is my brother Sam in the stroller, checking things out, and their Mom is sitting with us–she was our chaperone.
We went across the country to sing in all sorts of places including Disneyland and The Queen Mary in CA and Temple Square in SLC. We stayed at host family’s houses and the day the family was supposed to get us to the airport, they were late and we missed our flight…this trip alone was a bonding experience for us.
Look at our little outfits! I am the 4th girl from the left, wearing only the SOLID navy dress, the twins, though a year older than me, are to my left. Our conductor, Judy Hanson (look at her STILL on fire with the Chicago Children’s Chorus), was my FAVORITE. I just LOVED her…. I am sure I was loving that I Got to sit next to her at this restaurant on our trip:
Remember when you used to double expose film? That is what happened here…I kind of like it. Check out one of the twins FLIPPY glasses (awesome.) And, sidenote: I think I look like ALL THREE of my children in this photo.
I looked back on another post I wrote about YNS and saw that we were together for our AMOCO recording downtown Chicago too–also an adventure that built our inner brave. These experiences are what have seared them to my heart, and I am so glad that I bumped into half of them this past month.