I believe this is the earliest photos I have of my sister, Andra Ross. She will probably not be entirely pleased that I am displaying the earliest photographs I have of her. At any rate, with the whole baby kick and trying to find similarities at this point in the game, I thought I should post a picture of my full sister.
Andra Ross was born 16 September in the Cassia Memorial Hospital & Medical Center in Burley, Idaho (the same location as me). She weighed in at 7 pounds, 1 ounce at 19 inches long. Her parents are my parents, Milo Paul Ross and Sandra Jonas. My parents were then residing at 108 N. 3rd E. in Paul, Idaho. I believe the same address my Mom was living at when I was born. We also were delivered by the same doctor, Dr. A. L. Kircher. (If anyone knows his first and middle name, I would not mind having it.) Interestingly, Sandy purchased a 1956 Dodge Coronet from Dr. Kircher on 22 September 1978. The same “Old Dodge” in my possession, drivable, and will be lovingly restored at some point.
I do not want to give too much commentary on Andra’s life. I will make a few mentions about the photos above though. Notice the full head of hair that she was born with. Honestly, her chubbiness covers up most of the features that distinguish her later in life. I look at these photos and do not recognize her. But then again, the trauma of a giving birth does a number on a baby’s head and facial features and head shape change quite drastically over the first few months. I will say this. Looking at Andra’s pictures as she grows older, much of the bone structure and facial features remind me of my Grandma Gladys Ross. As Andra approached adulthood she took on more of Sandy’s characteristics. I still personally see much of Gladys in there, but so many people comment on how much she looks like my Mom. I think they are just going from memory and not comparing the actual pictures. Anyhow, I see no resemblance, except for hair, between little Aliza and my sister Andra. (I realize we already have too many “A” names in the family; ie. Amanda, Andra, Aliza, Alyssa).