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This is a photo of my sister Becky (the little girl far left) at her birthday party; I'm unsure of the year. I love how Mom is either spying on the goings on, or hiding from the camera! A note about the artwork on the wall: my Dad was a graphic designer, and that piece is an example of his work. Sadly, it was lost in a move many years ago. View full size.