Check out my parents and my oldest siblings in their 1966 Christmas card. Check out that towering, poofy Mom Bouffant. My sister was so, so pretty at that age, and here she looks sort of intensely cheerful. And my brothers were just so adorable. Look at what a sweet little baby J. was. Mom says he was always a super content little toddler and would play quietly for hours with his little trains and airplanes. Maybe that's why he grew up to be a pilot like Dad?
It blows my mind that my mom was actually five years YOUNGER in this picture than I am now. And this was just the first wave of kids, the ones born in the 50's and early 60's. Man, oh man - reproduce much?