Jane at Small but Charming has posted a photo request of the way we were. My contribution is this:
I am 9 years old and am at my grandparents' house for a summer vacation. My grandpa wanted us to have fun goofing around so he modified a riding lawnmower they had so it would not mow. He put an old metal tractor seat on the back so my brother and I could ride together and no one had to wait. The fight to who got to drive still occurred a lot. It was great fun and went pretty fast. You can see I was an outdoor type girl. Still liked Barbies/dolls but liked the stuff my brother liked too. Hot wheels, sports, and playing in the dirt. Guess I was destined to be a farm girl.