When I was younger I spent a lot of time with The Torbert’s. They were like a second family to me. Roger and Linda, and my two brothers Jason (haha), Luke and my sister Amie. I even called Roger “dad” for a little while. I met them when I was three (though I don’t really remember) and my mom and Linda were best friends, so we spent a lot of time at their house. I spent entire weekends with them during the fun years of 7-12 years and we still keep in touch.
I was definitely a tomboy when I was younger since they lived WAY out in the boonies off of Lunn rd and then Rockridge Rd…if you know where that is…in Lakeland. I climbed trees, played every sport with the boys and was usually picked first I might add! I mowed the lawn (3 acres!) once I got old enough and when I was about 5 or 6 I remember complaining that it wasn’t fair that the boys got to take their shirts off and play outside. Linda’s reply was “go ahead”, since they lived out in the boonies, who cares?
Well, I now live out in the boonies, so when Nora wanted to take her shirt off too this past weekend when the boys were raking leaves I thought, “sure, why not?” It brought back some great memories of growing up.