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I can feel the love shown in this picture. The date is late 1940s, the place probably Vancouver, BC, in the yard of the I'Anson home. King Tut, their collie, was the hero of the neighborhood, as he rescued a neighbor's small dog from a "dog pack" that was picking on him. That's Dad (Tom Jr.) and Mom (Marilyn Gardner). View full size.
Vancouver, B.C., in the 1940s. Workers inside A-1 Steel Tom Sr.(R) owner. Those are patterns on the tables. The steel industry was taking shape and most of what my Grandpa Tom made here was chain to carry logs to the sawmills downriver. View full size.
This is A-1 Steel in Vancouver B.C. mid to late 40's. My Grandfather was a pioneer of the steel industry and this was one of Canada's first. The employees staged outfront for the company photo with grandpa is in the center with my father (r) next to him. View full size.
My grandfather (R) Tom I'Anson, my father (L) Tom Jr. and Aunt Jenny. Location probably Victoria BC. Date mid 1920's. Looks like the kids have toys, maybe a Christmas photo. View full size.
Judging by the age of the kids, I am guessing this is a jr. high band, mid 1950's. The fellow 3rd from the right front row I am certain is my father Gary. The only thing that baffles me is that my dad NEVER mentioned anything about playing any kind of musical instrument, nor did he ever play any musical instruments while I was growing up. Wish he was around for me to ask him. View full size.
Poker night with the boys, sometime in the late 40's. Grandpa Frank is 2nd from left. View full size.
A group of Cub Scouts from North Sacramento meet the stars of a kids' TV show. View full size.