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A beautiful photo of my mother Noreen (at 19 years old) taken in the spring of 1940. A year later she married my father John, and two years later she would accompany him to the west coast of Canada in Victoria, B.C., where my dad served as sergeant in the Canadian army. In June of 1944 I would be born out there. They returned to Fort William Ontario(now Thunder Bay) in early 1945 and my Dad was then shipped off to England for another couple of years before the whole thing was over. This is one of my favorite photos of my mother. View full size.
Big brother and little brother pose in Mom's new 1961 Cadillac. Seems big brother did a little damage. View full size.
Summer of 1964. Fishing at Molhes da Barra (Cassino Beach, city of Rio Grande, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil). My grandfather José Bacchieri Duarte (black cap) and a friend. View full size.
I just started scanning my sister's photos of her kids from the 1960s. Here's why she was smart to have saved the negatives. Back in 1963, they lived in South Gate, California, in a neighborhood full of classic cars, it seems. My nephew Jimmy in a 2¼-inch square Kodacolor negative. View full size.
This is one of my favorite photos as it shows my mother, Marilyn, in her early life, and the expression on her face says to me that she is not liking the idea of holding still for that picture. I'm glad she did though! Picture taken about 1924-1925. View full size.
I love the fashions of the period (mid-1920's). Right to left: My grandmother Gertrude, my father Tom I'Anson Jr. and his sister Jenny. The beach would be in Victoria or Vancouver BC. View full size.
Here's a classic Disney/family picture from the early 60's. Tom I'Anson family (L to R Mark, Marilyn, Cheryl, Maureen). Tom is taking the picture. View full size.