Friday, June 29, 2012


I took this photo of  Olivia on Father's Day out on the farm. Olivia's grandmother, Jean, took her out to the mulberry trees so she could pick a few berries. Jean came back with purple feet & Olivia had found a few to eat. We picked mulberries as kids. We'd climb the trees eating them as we went. Sometimes we'd pick enough to make it to the kitchen so we could pour cream & sugar over them to make them even sweeter. I've been revisiting childhood memories this past week as I prepare for the family reunion this weekend.

Friday, June 22, 2012

playing catch

This photo was taken out on the farm. This is my oldest brother, Don. The evergreen behind him has since been felled.  The front porch has been enclosed to add room to the house also. The date printed on the border of the photo was FEB 64.  I love the sun flare coming off the house. Another gem.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Chevy truck

Another grainy gem of a photo. Dad's '59 blue Chevy truck. Someone is sitting at the wheel but I can't make out who it is.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Another photo that I found in Dad's album. This photo reminds of something we'd now post to Facebook. It's a bit blurry but still a fun photo. On the left is my aunt, Eleanor. And I'm pretty sure the lady on the right is my aunt, Geri.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

looking back . . .

Dad says this was taken at the wedding dance for Ben & Geri. His brother, Bud, was gone serving in the Korean War.  I can identify my grandparents, Ted & Minnie, sitting in front on the left. Beside them is Eleanor & then Butch. My Dad is watching between Minnie & Eleanor. I enjoy this photo because it really captures my grandmother at a younger age. There's not a lot of photos that I've seen of her during this time period.

Monday, June 18, 2012

on the farm

My cousins, my sister, Nancy, & myself are organizing a big family reunion soon. I volunteered for a project that involves photos. In my search for some old photos I came across this photo of Dad. It was taken out on the farm. The car gives away the year, but I don't know what year that would be though. I'm guessing the late 1950's. Great photo.

Update: My uncle Butch says this is a 1949 Ford. "You can tell by the door handles." He thinks this picture was taken before my folks got married. Thanks, Butch!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

"I will not make any boring art."

A very creative guy. A fun video too.