S: Jillian Burkett - 1962 - 1980
FC: Jillian Burkett 1962 - 1980
1: Ten little fingers & ten tiny toes... | Jillian Louise Burkett January 18, 1962 Camp Zama, Japan | Parents to be waiting with eager anticipation
2: Button | Cute as a..
6: 1962 Jillian's first Christmas
10: Just a "few" things for Jillian's second Christmas
11: 1964 Second Birthday
14: Easter & Cherry Blossoms in Japan | Trip to Lake Hakone for Mom & Dad's Fourth Anniversary
16: Elmira, NY became home for Jillian and Ruth during July through early October while Dad went off to school to become a Naval Instructor for his next duty in Pensacola, Florida. It was wonderful to get to know the family. Grandma taught Ruth to crochet and Barb taught her how to drive. | Return from Japan It's good to be back in the states
18: November 1964 Our home in Pensacola, Florida 16 Redwood Circle | Dad in his Chief's uniform
19: N O E L
20: 1965 Third Birthday | Cousins Ann Marie, Donna, Uncle Dick & Aunt Audrey in Pensacola for birthday
21: Family visits, first Aunt Barb and then Grandma Rusczyk. There were trips to Pensacola Beach and a visit to Naval Air Museum
22: A trip to Elmira, then to Chicago and home in time for Santa. | Jillian, cousin Teena and Grandma Burkett
23: 1966 | Party for 4th birthday with Trina, Rita, Ellen | Baby Drowsy
24: Cousins | Spring trip to St Petersburg, FL - Dad job looking. Visiting family and some sightseeing. | 1966
25: Dad leaves the Navy and we move to Seminole, FL | Rental - 11596 88th Terrace N Seminole, FL | Jillian discovers her musical talent on our new organ | Cypress Gardens
26: These Are The Moments To Live For | Grandparents Gus & Ruth Rusczyk came from Chicago to spend Christmas with us. Big dinner included Great Grandparents, Uncle Dick, Aunt Audrey, Donna and Ann Marie. | Doll house made by Dad
27: 5 | 1967
28: Barb and Julie visit from Panama
29: New home in Seminole, Fl 9820 136th St N | is in the air...
30: Dinner with Great Grandma & Grandpa Reyes, Audrey's parents George & Agnes Meister. Dick, Audrey, Donna and Ann Marie.
31: Enjoying some Christmas Day fun with next door neighbors the Carlsons, John, Pat and Joel, and then out on their boat on New Years Eve
32: Sixth Birthday Joel Carlson, Laurie Lombard, Hank Lambert, and Bonnie Ruble are here to celebrate | A trip to Jungle gardens in Sarasota | 1968
33: Ready for Bible School after losing first tooth | Helping Dad paint trim | Trip to Gulfport to visit Barb
34: Dad's birthday and then comes the rush of Christmas. Time to make new decorations and decorate the tree. This year was the year of the Easy Bake Oven, Kiddles and always new books.
36: 1969 Seventh Birthday shared with Ann Marie & Donna | Tea Party with Lori Lombard
37: Lowry Park and then a trip to Lion Country near Ft. Lauderdale | Ft. Desoto shell hunting
38: The first of many kitten's for Jillian. Puff becomes a family member | Rainbow Springs
39: Trick or Treating with Scott and Mark Davidson | Outside of Great Grandma & Grandpa Reyes house
41: Decorating tree, making cookies, Jillian wrapping gifts and dressing before opening presents.
42: 1970 | Jillian's 8th birthday and her first watch. Cake with Hank & Lynn Lambert. Great Aunt Irene visits Great Grandma. Father's day gift handmade by Jillian at the ceramic shop. Then a graduation cake for Dad - finally. And our new pool - going to make summers more fun.
43: First trip to Smoky Mountain National Park - Gatlinburg skylift, Abrams Falls and rushing rivers.
46: Busch Garden's with best friend Christine | Out in the yard, building tent houses. | 9 | Bonnie Ruble, Jillian & Lori Lombard | 1971
47: 1971 A trip to Chicago to visit Grandparents and see the city. Jillian found a stray kitty in the Rose Garden | Natural History Museum and then down to Lake Michigan with city in the background.
48: Jillian's first baby sitting job with Lynn Lambert | The year of the boats - inflatable is fun and so is the fiberglass one. Homosassa Springs and Tarpon Springs were just two of our trips.
49: The 4-H Siamese Cat Club is formed and the first project is a tote bag.
51: Christmas is making cookies, exchanging gifts with John, Lori & Chris, at least one early present (a Cat book), dressing for photos, opening gifts and then after Christmas Barb, Jimmy, Tracy and Julie came to enjoy our sunny weather.
52: Jillian's 10th birthday - celebrated with the John, Chris & Lori Solenberger | 1972
53: Siamese Cat 4-H Club This year they made patchwork aprons and then moved on to more complicated clothes to model at the Pinellas County Spring Fair and won a Blue Ribbon. Jillian helped narrate the fashion show. | Minature golf fun day
54: Visit to Chapel Hill, NC to visit with Barb and family and then on to the Smoky Mountain National Park | 1972
55: We stayed on the river, saw our first bear, visited a cave, and enjoyed the rivers, hikes and spring flowers.
56: Summer - Rainbow Springs and Sunken Gardens
57: Fall trip to Stone Mountain and then Smoky Mountains for fall colors.
58: An October trip to the Magic Kingdom with best friend Chris. Listening to the Steel Band - it's our favorite.
60: 1973 Grandma Burkett and Aunt Barb visit us in Florida. We did the tourist things, Disney and Busch Gardens. Barb loved being able to pick grapefruits from our trees. And they all loved our Florida weather.
61: Another year of 4-H and another fashion show at the Pinellas County Fair showing off the latest clothing sewing projects. The girls also made candles as another project. | A trip to Sanibel Island was great fun.
62: Barb's family came to visit. Of course trips to Sunken Gardens and the Magic Kingdom were in order. Tracy definitely liked our cat.
63: Vacationing in the Smoky Mountains in June.
64: 4-H Christmas at the Ridgecrest Nursery & Pre-school Then a trip to Charleston, South Carolina to spend Christmas with Barb and family. Jimmy took us on tour of a ship.
66: 1974 | Lori, Betty Johnson & Jillian playing cards | Chris and Jillian in river in Georgia
69: 1975 | Off alone to fly to Gulfport in June to visit Barb and family. Then Mom & Dad drove over from Florida to bring Jillian home and spent some time visiting. | 13th | Feeding old Judy carrots.
70: On the way back to Florida, we stopped to visit Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile, Alabama | A rainy day trip to New Orleans, included looking at stamps for Jimmy and Jillian's collections.
71: Wonderful fall colors on trip to the Smokies this year, and Jillian and Dad didn't fall into the river either.
72: Christmas school musical | Jillian feeding Nikki Applegate | Fall trip to Disney - always fun
73: Gifts at Grandparent's and gifts at home then a trip to Houston over holidays. | 14th
74: INCREDIBLE | 1976 Fantastic visit to Hawaii to visit with Barb's Family
76: Hanauma Bay
77: Waikiki Catamaran Ride! | Byodo-in-Temple
78: Eighth grade choir practice with teacher, Didi and Jillian, teacher and Cindy
79: Christmas Eve at our house with Grandma & Grandpa Rusczyk. Then Christmas dinner at their house. | Opening gifts Christmas Day and then Dad building a new elaborate doll house for Jillian, more of a collectible than doll house. Wish we had a photo of the finished project.
80: 15th Birthday Spring visit to Atlanta, GA and old neighbors the Lambert 's - Roslyn, Hank, Lori and Jeanie. What a gorgeous time to visit with the azaleas and tulips.
81: Jillian's art class turned her into an expert at macramé. | Art classmates, Lisa Kidney and Carol Allen. | French teacher Mrs. Scarsbrook, | English with Mr. Ashurst, classmates Todd, Mark and Kevin | 10th grade Seminole High School
82: Our lot on Skidaway Island Georgia for our new home | Farewell cake for us at Grandma & Grandpa's in Florida.
83: Christmas in our rental in Savannah, GA. Jillian made the lovely needlework bird for Dad, Mom made a new Christmas stocking for Jillian. Looks like another needlework for Jillian to do. And Mom loved that leather coat.
84: 11 Taeda Court Skidaway Island, Ga A beautiful home but Dad's job didn't work out and we ended up moving to Houston. | 1978 | Jillian and best friend Marybeth
85: New home in Spring, TX 23411 Canyon Lake Drive | Trip to Houston Zoo
88: New finches for Jillian's birthday and all Bitsy can do is look. | 1979 17th Birthday
90: Trip back to Florida in August. Disney stop and visits with family and friends | Psychology field trip with 11th grade class and teacher Judy Alford
91: Christine Solenberger | Nikki and new little sister and Cheryl Applegate
92: Our Traditions
94: 1980 18th Birthday & 12th Grade
96: You did it! | Jillian and Letitia | 1980
97: Gift exchange on Christmas Eve at Barb's.
98: Everyone came together in St Petersburg for a family reunion at Christmas for the first time in twenty years.