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A candid shot of my parents and grandparents all dolled up and getting ready to ring in 1965. Before I was born, my parents were party people, and I can see that Mom's got the ever-present cocktail in hand. Not sure whose home this is; it isn't my grandparents, and it certainly isn't my folks' house, as they would never have had a replica schooner or green-upholstered furniture. View full size.