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Summer of '63

Summer of '63

This is one of our frequent backyard get togethers at my Aunt's home in Secaucus, NJ circa 1963. I'm the joker in the gray shirt. My Dad is behind me wearing a tie and my Mom is second from the right with the pearls.

My brothers are the little guys with bow ties and the rest of the kids are cousins. Except the lovely blonde girl directly across from me, a friend of my cousins, who I had a huge crush on for years. My grandparents are seated to my left and my great-grandmother is at the far end of the table.

The photo was likely taken by my Uncle Gerard who always had a camera ready. His wife, my wonderful Aunt Greta, is the hostess holding the plate.

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Your Uncle Gerard really knew how to capture a moment. I love great-grandmother.

Nice family Bob

It looks like I was about your age in '63. Could have been one of our family gatherings in St. Louis, if I didn't know better.


I see deli meats, poppy seed rolls, rye bread, mustard, coleslaw, maybe a jelly mold. I ate lunch two hours ago but suddenly I’m hungry again.

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