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Backyard Birthday: 1957

Backyard Birthday: 1957

The Burns kids visit the Carpenters in North Vancouver, B.C. for an outdoor birthday party in 1957.

Floatation Devices: 1958

Floatation Devices: 1958

The Burns children are ready for a swim at the family cabin at Pender Harbour, B.C. in 1958.

Johnnie's Place: 1935

Johnnie's Place: 1935

Johnnie's bar, circa 1935, Taylor, Texas (Johnnie is the man on the right behind the bar).

Brothers: 1955

Brothers: 1955

Me and my "Irish twin" brother Tom at my Grandmother's house in South Saint Louis, near Meramac and Grand. Easter, 1955

Think we weren't rough on our shoes?

My Grandfather: 1915

My Grandfather: 1915

My paternal grandfather (standing, far left) spent quite a lot of his life crewing on square-rigged ships (also known as "windjammers") out of San Francisco. These ships were owned and operated by Alaska Packers, which was a division of the Del Monte Corp (aka the California Packing Corporation). The company had a small fleet of these ships and they were involved in the salmon canning industry in Alaska. Outbound from San Francisco, they hauled up supplies for the canneries. On the return, they'd bring finished goods to San Francisco for eventual labeling and sale to retailer grocers.

Although steam had largely replaced wind powered ships by the turn of the 20th century, Del Monte found it more economical to sail these old steel hulled sailing vessels up and down the Pacific coast.

Golden Krust Bakery

Golden Krust Bakery

Found these pictures in my parents photo album. I have no idea who the people are. Thought others would get a kick out of seeing them.

Private Leo C. Ziv: 1917

Private Leo C. Ziv: 1917

Fort Dix, 1917. That's my 5'2" grandfather prior to being shipped over to France as part of the Allied Expedition Force.

While there, he won a boxing medal and was subsequently caught in a mustard gas attack. He lived for another 52 years with seared lungs and had to expectorate into the ever-present paper sack that he carried with him.

Hottest Slots in Town

Hottest Slots in Town

On a road trip in 1977 I visited Las Vegas and stayed for one night. I don't gamble, so I took Kodachrome slides of the incredible neon signs and watched the passing parade of people. This sign was all in motion, with sequencing lights making the fire hose appear to be spraying water to cool down the overheated slot machines.

The VIPs

The VIPs

Not sure who these people are, the cruise ship has me guessing somewhere tropical that was a former British colony.

New York City

New York City

Taken on boat to Liberty Island, late 40s early 50s.

Birthday Party

Birthday Party

No background on this picture, part of my slide collection.

Grandma

Grandma

I don't know where she got these ideas from, it seems to run in that side of the family.

Brothers, Cousins and a Sister

Brothers, Cousins and a Sister

Hanging out in Tallmadge, Ohio, probably around 1969 or so.

Brothers, Cousins and a Sister II

Brothers, Cousins and a Sister II

Hanging out at Christmas time, probably 1971 or so.

This One is Mine

This One is Mine

My cousin Scott had it all planned out before anyone else.

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