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Another from my grandmother's photo album, no names on the back of the photo, but the gal on the right looks like my grandmother. I'm not sure who the others are, but I know the guy with his arm around her is not grandpa. This was likely taken around the time she graduated Hollywood High School in 1933. View full size.
Back home in Indiana, 1952-53. View full size.
L to R - Mark, Gary (me), Dale (brother to Mark), George (my brother). George appears to be the only one armed and wearing cowboy boots. Taken sometime around 1965. View full size.
Well, I missed the 49th anniversary of this photo, taken on April 23, 1960 outside St. Patrick's Church in Larkspur, California after my Confirmation. That's not Sophie Tucker, it's my godmother, a very sweet lady of whose eye I was the apple. Scanned from a 35mm Kodacolor negative shot by my brother. View full size.
When last we saw Charles and Harriet, my parents were shown on their wedding day http://www.shorpy.com/node/4225. A few years later, and here I am... celebrating my first Earlham College May Day. A re-creation of the English May Day festivals, students took the parts of village participants, from maidens wending around the May Pole to Morris dancers. (Think Dad was usually a jester.) In the interests of political correctness, the college has ceased this activity -- something that, in the past, had been awaited for every fourth year. Kodachrome print. Update: Just found the original slide, and Mom had notated this as 1950.
Someplace near the crossroads of America