Thursday, February 5, 2009

When we were young

Dear friends, when the Curran kids were young we lived in a paradise called Hawaii. On Moana St. in Laie, we roamed the streets barefoot, messy haired (until mom caught us and we had to have braids), we played in the dirt, caught tadpoles from the storm drain, played in the rain when it down-poured in the middle of the day, chased after the myna birds, and oh, so many other things. Needless to say, at the end of the day, we were a bit dirty. One sibling comes to mind when I think of all of these things. She was a defiant one as a child. Defiant, but happy-go-lucky. You'd hardly recognize her now. She was often being chased after by one of her older siblings while saying she was going to the beach (only a block away, oh, and she was 3). Bless her heart. We came across a picture that may well have been this child's look and demeanor at that time.

Please have a moment of silence. Please give thanks that she no longer looks like this.




(picture found on the internet. not a real photo of my li'l sis)


And now...


10 comments:

Shannon said...

oh my gosh I'm laughing so hard I'm crying! That totally looks like her...sort of. You forgot to mention the part where I would pick up smashed flat, dried up frogs and chase you down the street with them. Ah the memories!!

Caiti said...

What in the world?!?!? You think that looks like me as a child!? I am appalled!! Erin Colleen, you best find a good, cute picture of me when I was a wee lass...because you know I was a cute one! {And I think I was the only one who actually wore braids!!} For a minute there I thought that picture was actually SHANE!!

Oh mercy me...how'd you get to thinking of stories of mui!?

Caiti said...

...but I am laughing.

Erin said...

So, Megan was IM-ing one of our old neighbors in Hawaii last night. I guess every time he or anyone else in his family see this picture, they think of you! Haha! He forwarded the picture to her, and she in turn sent it to me, and I couldn't stop cracking up!

Erin said...

And yes, it's true, you were a cute one. I really should find a good picture to make up for this crazy one.

Shannon said...

I'm still laughing/crying!!!!!!!!!!! Caiti, of course you were a cute kid!

Caiti said...

...Um, yes...you should find a cute one of my...and FAST! Who was Megan IM'ing? Oh my poor reputation...I'm a kid from the amazon, apparently. Ragamuffin in the flesh.

Erin said...

Quick Caiti, send me a pic!

karen louise said...

Oh gosh, oh gosh...I can't help the tears from gushing out...I seriously believed it was her...until I saw the caption underneath. What a meanie you are Erin Colleen...hee hee!!

Caiti said...

Ok, who is it in that picture? It {he/she} looks like an ape! I didn't look like an ape! Shan, I know you have pics of me as a kid...post 'em quick! I now have a complex about the way the world thinks I looked as a child.