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Vintage photos of:
Bottom left, my dad, Joe; My mother, Rosemarie; my aunt Loraine; my grandfather Ralph; my grandmother Mary; my uncle Ralph and Freckles the dog. Christmas 1969 at my grandparents home in Floral Park, NY. View full size.