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This is my uncle, aunt, and cousins, when they lived outside Los Angeles. Some time after this photo was taken my aunt contracted polio and was eventually confined to an iron lung. We often glamorize the "good old days", but sometimes forget the other side of the story. In any event, everyone was dressed up and looking pretty spiffy when this photo was taken, perhaps it was on a Sunday after church. Taken on Kodachrome. View full size.