sherry in the air

This photo was taken in Florida in 1957. The man and woman in the photo were my in-laws: Sherry from 1981 till she died in 1986, and Jim from 1981 till he died in 1998. They were divorced less than 10 years after this picture was taken, so I never knew them while they were a couple.

In the photo, Sherry is 37 years old, which would make Jim 38. They had already had all 3 of their children by then – all boys. The youngest, born in 1950, would grow up to be my husband for 22 years and the father of my three children, thus gifting me with the closest thing I ever had to actual parents, albeit all too briefly and long before I was old enough in wisdom years to really appreciate them completely.