dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
16 september 1968 & michon boston turns 6!

16 september 1968 & michon boston turns 6!

#OTD 16 September 1968 Michon Boston celebrated her 6th birthday party at her home in northeast. Michon is wearing two bows in her hair and sitting in the middle in front of the cake between her cousins. They all were excited about the doll cake, which her mother probably purchased from Giant. According to Michon, “It was the same cake her older sister, Taquiena, had gotten for her 5th birthday, nine years earlier. I wanted one very badly.” Her mother is standing in the back on the right and Taquiena (14), is to the left of their mother.

This is what Taquiena wrote in her diary today:

“This is my sister’s birthday. This morning Meechie and I saw Blondie and Blue Eyes. I had an English test. Coming home I got a card for my sister. I did my homework and watched the new shows on N.B.C.”

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, family members or neighbors know Michon and her family? Did you live in northeast? How did you celebrate your birthday in 1968? Do you remember the doll cakes? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy Michon Boston. Photographer is probably the mother of her neighbor and best friend, Brian. 16 September 1968.

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15 september 1968 & fort dupont park

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