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Take one kid, add dirt (water optional), and you have the very definition of "full of imaginative fun." Your 'umble narrator in the back yard garden, soon to learn a sharp lesson about leaving a rake with the tines up. Note the 1950 Studebaker Champion, AKA "The Green Apple." From my dad's slides: Kodachrome, Kodak Retina. View full size.
My grandfather (standing far left) and friends in France during WWI posing with some of the local French beauties. View full size.
The caption, if there was one, would be here. View full size.
Another of my Father's Kodachromes, this a portrait of his father, Steve Miller. (We've shared that name for at least 6 generations now... and he also had a sister named Stefanie. Go figure.) Probably about 1945. View full size.
Someplace near the crossroads of America
Continuing the archeological excavation of my father's slides, we find ourselves soaking wet, and in the company of a group which may include some of the youth group seen recently (http://www.shorpy.com/node/6042). Guess Dad's behind the camera, but that's his father, Steve, wearing the blue stripped tie. His mother, Elsie, is two to the right (green dress); her sister, Marcella Anna Peiser is in the dark blue dress. Between the two sisters is Aunt* Luna Depp (tentative identification); Her husband, Pete, is bottom left (dark trunks). Kodachrome, Kodak Retina, likely late '30s, vicinity of Newark, NJ, possibly Cherry Beach on the north shore of Long Island. View full size.
*actual relationship not determined.
High and dry someplace near the crossroads of America
Another from my paternal grandmother's collection. Unknown which family members they are but both kids appear to be cross-eyed. Baby doesn't seem to mind though and mom is still proud. View full size.