I’ve had a chance to delve further into my dad’s box of slides. It is such a treat to transport myself back into time and see my family when we were all young.
The set of photos shown above are some of the better or more meaningful shots taken between 1955 and 1960. During these years, my brothers Mark and Kevin are born and begin growing up with our eldest sister Christine.
I especially appreciate the shots with my grandfathers. I never met my mother’s father, he passed away in 1959, I believe, not too long after the photo of him sitting in a lawn chair with Christine.
My other grandfather, my dad’s father, we called Pappy. I got to know him very well and I miss him every day. You’ll see him with glasses and a big smile. He had a great way of interacting with everyone and treated even the smallest kids with personal attention, never dismissive. I count him as one of the most influential people in my life and a great mentor.
Enjoy these shots, taken in Midland,Texas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Monument, New Mexico.
Have a look at the previous post in this series:
One Upon Our Lives (1951-1954)