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This is my oldest brother and one of his buds, heading off for a weekend of camping, riding their bikes on two-lane blacktop and gravel back roads in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, summer of '59. View full size.
This is me and my brothers with our cocker spaniel Cyndy, October 1958, Bedford, Quebec. Dad liked a perfectly staged shot, and I'm glad he did. View full size.
This is me, my dad, our cocker spaniel Cyndy and Dad's huge pumpkin. Bedford, Quebec, 1958. View full size.
Our 1960 family camping holiday to Maine's Lake Sebago State Park, and Dad sprung for our first plane ride, a 15-minute seaplane tour. He caught us disembarking, me readjusting my shorts ... thanks, Dad! View full size.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada, Summer 1958. This is me, my Grandpa Peter, my parents, and Dad's cousin and wife. We were returning home from a road trip to Flint, Michigan, where other cousins of my Dad lived, back to Bedford, Quebec, where we lived at the time.
My Dad's cousin owned the house in this picture, later to become Trisha Romance's (Canadian watercolour artist) restored Victorian home and gallery in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Grandpa Peter still operated his grocery store up King Street from here in 1958. I believe it was this same summer visit that Dad took that shot of me sitting on the steps in front of the store. View full size.
My grandmother, aunt and father. My father comments: "It was taken at Cove Fort, a place our family visited many times while I was growing up. Through the big gate you can see a small building across the street. The woman is my mother, and the two kids have to be me (Douglas) and my sister Barbara. I always wore a hat (fedora) from that early age, although I don't remember any other kids of my age that did. The car in the Cove Fort picture is not one that we ever owned." View full size.
My mother in her crib. She used to reach around the corner and play with the stove. View full size.