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My sister-in-law in the living room of my folks' Larkspur, California home. The stairs lead up to the bedrooms on the second floor, in one of which I was still domiciled, hence the freshly laundered pair of pants my mother has conveniently placed for my retrieval. My Ektachrome slide. View full size.