Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Hello Dear Reader,
The Carter household was always full of happiness and laughter. Grandpa and Grandma bought a wonderful new stereo and, when Grandpa returned home after several days on the road, he often had a new album or two for the family to listen and dance to. And we danced a lot. The girls dated fairly frequently, went to church activities regularly, and hung out with the girls who served as office staff in the Church Building office. They also "laid out," working to get beautiful tans which were usually preceded by terrible burns.

One evening LeAnn had a date with Kenneth McIntosh, a young man in the Data Processing program at DeKalb Tech with Marilyn. The girls had been in the sun all day and when they went indoors they were pretty red. But no matter, they knew the cure--apply vinegar liberally. The vinegar took the burn out of the skin but left a rather pungent smell. LeAnn, however, looked georgeous and we were all anxious to see her off on her date.

When Kenneth arrived we all gathered to see his reaction to our beautiful LeAnn. He was polite but it wasn't long until he said something like, "You smell good. What kind of perfume do you have on?" LeAnn quickly responded, "It's Vin-e-garr." I still laugh when I think about it, nearly 47 years later.
Aunt Genni

1 comment:

Darcy said...

Mom often tells us that story. I remember one of our aunts always smelling like vinegar. I don't remember which one it was though.