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My father and his sister in 1956 at "North Pole Colorado -- Home of Santa's Workshop," at the foot of Pikes Peak. Dad was 6 and his sister 8. View full size.
My dad (6 years old) and his older sister in 1956 at "North Pole Colorado -- Home of Santa's Workshop" at the foot of Pike's Peak. Santa sure looks jolly. Full size.
August 1971 On vacation again, this time camping with my brother and sister-in-law at Hoopa, California. I'm not sure if my expression reflects my real mood, or if I'm just being a wise guy. Note how I set up this self-timer Kodachrome so that I was the one in focus. View full size.
One of my favorite places, the Sonoma Coast south of the mouth of the Russian River, captured by my brother during the golden hour on 35mm Kodacolor. His college friend Bob and me, gazing toward the setting sun. View full size.
This is my great-great grandfather's cousin or brother Harry Keeler. It's the late 1890s or early 1900s in Perry, Oklahoma. I wonder how he trained that squirrel to sit on his back. View full size.