So the news is out....I was indeed the Mystery Blogger IV posted by Donna at "This and that, and hockey."
I love looking at all the pictures in my mom and dad's photo album....my dad left to go overseas (WWII) in July 1942 when I was just 6 months old. He returned just before I turned 4 years old. My mother and all the relatives took a ga-zillion pictures of little Linda because her daddy was away and they all wanted to keep him updated.
This picture was dated Christmas Day 1943....just a little over a week before my 2nd birthday. Mom must have taken me outside to take a couple pictures (no flash in those days) and then right back in. This was taken at my grandparent's home (I posted that picture a week or so ago) and they lived in Sunnyside, Washington..which is on the east side of the state and really cold in December. I noticed how mom had braided my hair. I've always had a lot of hair and she loved fixing it in different styles when I was young.
Thank you mom for taking this picture, so dad could see what his little girl was doing on Christmas day...
Someone said in their comment they remember the old galvanized tubs. I do too...they became "outdoor pools" on hot summer days.
I'm sure I speak for Donna, when I say thank you to all who ventured a guess. Keep watching Donna's journal for the next "Mystery Blogger.