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The driveway of our house on Griffing Drive in Port Arthur, Texas in 1961. I'm in the blue shirt and my brother Jeffrey is wearing shorts and a toy gun holster. The two other boys were obviously brothers, but I can't remember their names.
I can still remember this day, though; how much fun we had with those wiggling puppies. I can't remember why the broken block and brick are there, though!
We nicknamed the dark-brown puppy Columbus because he was always venturing as far as he could before his mom would catch him and bring him back to the puppy box she had in the garage.
Note the old King-Size Coca-Cola carton in the background!