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My brother George and I did not always see things from the same perspective. Nevertheless, we have remained good friends and genuinely liked each other over the years. In this photo he, age 3, is wearing a fancy two-gun cowboy belt. This 35mm Kodachrome slide was taken in Clinton, Iowa, in a two-story house on 3rd Street where our family lived on the lower floor. Exciting wall paper! View full size.