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Another shot of winter in Bedford, Quebec in the late 50s. Here I'm looking proud of myself in the snow fort I built at the foot of our laneway. Living at the edge of a small town, we often went tobogganing on nearby countryside hills and skated until our feet were tingly-numb on the frozen creek that wound its way out of town. As Joni Mitchell sang (a fellow Canadian), "I wish I had a stream I could skate away on" and we did. How lucky we were. View full size.
Wisconsin State College, River Falls Campus School Kindergarten Class. Yours truly third from right, second row. Behind me is our class supervisor, Miss Sara Garner, who to my 5 year-old eyes was the most beautiful woman on the planet. View full size.
This is an "autogiro" Kellett K-3, registration NC12633 in Beatty, Nevada. Date is unknown. Man in photo is H.H. "Pop" Richings who was the local Standard Oil dealer. View full size.
Leavenworth, Kansas, 1931. I think I stubed my toe. View full size.
My wife in 1957, two years before I met her. I received this scanned photo of a slide taken by a Brother-In-Law, a professsional photographer. His son, my wife's nephew, is in possession of several thousand slides that he has begun to scan. View full size.
A man obviously proud of, well being in wreckage I suppose. From my negatives collection. View full size.
One of many Kodachromes taken by Ruth Cooper. Behind the wheel is Lewis Cooper. View full size.