Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Another Small Sampling of Photos

This appears to be Easter, probably in 1966.
Front row (L-R): me, Mary Beth
Back row (L-R): Mom, Dad
Sweeney Street, North Tonawanda

Winter on Sweeney Street, probably late 1966.
That's the Miller's house in the background.

Another photo from the mid-1960s.
We lived in the upstairs portion of the white house on Sweeney; Grandma Mc. lived downstairs.
We had a living room, a walk-in closet, a tiny kitchen, a tinier bathroom, and one bedroom.
For a while, five of us lived up there...

It looks like this was taken in the living room of that upstairs apartment.
The photo is badly degraded, but it appears that there's a pile of wrapping paper in the foreground; this may have been taken just before Christmas, 1966.

Grand-Ma's back yard, 6th Avenue, North Tonawanda.  Note the birch tree and the roses: Grand-Ma grew roses outside and African violets inside.  This may have been taken in Summer, 1967.

This is the upstairs kitchen of the white house on Sweeney.  The only thing that's still there, as far as I know, is the radiator that's barely visible, just behind me.  When this room became my bedroom, I covered up the giraffe-skin linoleum with Astroturf.  Mary Beth blows out the candles at what appears to be her second birthday party, November 1966.

Halloween, 1967 or 1968.  I was Batman; Mom sewed the costume herself.  Mary Beth was a cow; Mom made that costume, too.  Mom always made our costumes: it was a point of pride with her.  I don't know who the kid in the mouse mask is.

 Antoher Easter, Sweeney Street.  I'm guessing this was taken in 1970 or 1971.  That's Todd on the left, me on the right.  Once again, in the lower lefthand corner, we see evidence of Mom, aka The Omnipresent Thumb.

 Totally unrelated to the above photos, but a classic, nonetheless.  Who are these fresh young fellows?  An up and coming boy band?  German exchange students?  The cast of the latest hit show on The Disney Channel?  No, it's Josh, Thad (holding Hannah?) and Nate, circa 1993.

As always, click on any photo to enlarge the image.

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