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This is my first picture here at Shorpy. What a great place. This is not posed. It looks like a baby food ad, but my Dad caught us in a great moment. My beloved Mom and me in 1956 in our home in West Covina, California. We lived there until I was 9. Mom is still with us at age 83. View full size.