Here is Nelle and four of her friends posing by and on a tree on the beach in front of the Pearce cottage in Rome, Illinois. Usually Nan, my mother, is with the group and she may be - could be the one taking the photo. The girls are all in light and airy summer dresses, and it would have been many years before shorts came into the picture. Even when I was in high school, we were still wearing dresses or skirts and sweaters to school. Actually, Sherry wore dresses to school.
A nice picture of pretty girls spending a nice summer day together. (Click to enlarge)