In honor of her recent birthday earlier this month (happy birthday month, mom-in-law!), I wanted to feature a throwback photo of Meg Jordan (Erin’s mom, later to be a Pickett), celebrating her birthday.
She thought this was likely age 10 — the big time “double digits!” — making it ~1967 and the approximate number of candles seems about right. I presume this was taken at the Pebble Brook House in Carmel.
From left to right that’s Walter, Cat, Scott, Meg, and Missie. 5 of the 8 kiddos. Meg the age-leader of this younger section. Meg is in full command of the cake-handling duties, but appears to be allowing the ladies to get that lick of frosting off the candles while holding back Scott’s eagerness to dive in; Walt seems bored but willing to partake.
It seems evening, a little reflection from the camera flash bounces off the oval mirror onto the front door. A piano topped by apparent cards/photos looms in the back.
It’s the late 60’s in Indiana — Lyndon Johnson is president — Vietnam is happening — Aretha Franklin’s “RESPECT” will come out THIS month and Elvis marries Priscilla next month — where else? in Vegas, baby!
- What is Meg’s favorite thing about birthdays?
- What birthday cake is Meg’s favorite?
- Any specific birthday traditions for the Jordan kids as they grew up?