A family photo from a summer vacation. We made a car trip in my aunt’s new Rambler to visit the original Six Flags over Texas in Dallas not long after it opened in the 1960s. Gasoline cost about 30 cents a gallon then. Admission to the theme park cost about $2.50, parking 50 cents, hamburgers 35 cents, and I remember they gave away their 10 cent sodas because the temperatures topped 100F.
Pictured (l to r): my aunt Agnes, my mother Margaret, me, Miss Marion (a friend of my aunt’s), and my grandmother Hazel. (The identity of the poor equine creature is lost to history.)
Yes, I was an only child and all of these women doted on me. Miss Marion was the only one who would ride with me on the roller coaster. I believe the gun she is brandishing is a toy.
What did you on your summer vacation?