Before ML was even out of the car at home for the first time--
Picture below was on a very nice family vacation we took to Edisto Island in the summer of 2000. I had had neck surgery earlier so was a little limited, but was recuperated enough that it was still a lovely time. By the end of the week the kids were expert crabbers, as you can tell. The dock they are on rose and fell with the tide. We'd sit out on it every night, playing at crabbing, fishing, and birding, until the bugs ran us inside. Then we watched TVLand reruns of old, old sitcoms until about midnight every night. Sweet memories--
Andrew and cousin Bill, whom he absolutely idolized at that age.
I always thought this picture of Mary Lee captured how much she loved life in her elementary days. She really did enjoy the journey.