Friday, March 28, 2008

1968 - At beach on east coast

A family gathering at the beach on the east coast. Guessing on the people

Three girls on the left are likely (in order of age)

Susan Rosenberg
Pam Ginsburgh
Joanie Rosenberg

The woman second from the right is Marilyn Rosenberg, my mouther's cousin. Maybe my cousin Mary Ann Leichter (not sure) in the middle. Don't know who is on the right.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

1968 - Party in Connecticut

A backyard parrty in 1968 in Connecticut. I think it's the Leichter home on Foote Street in Hamden. Whew, I don't recognize any of the people except my grandfather, Poppy, Irwin Baumann, in the center of the photo. Maybe my mom can recognize these folks

Friday, March 21, 2008

1968 - Pam and Kimmy

Kimmy across the street was Pam's childhood friend. Here Pam and Kimmy pose somewhere pretty. Kimmy was an only child and was doted on my her older parents. Pam got to go to a lot of nice places with that family. I don't know where Kimmy is today...

Thursday, March 20, 2008

1968 - Candy Striper

Picture of Nobuko and Sandy on front steps of the Willhagin home. I was a Candy Striper volunteer in high school. I used to volunteer as an aide at a home for retarded children. I used to care for some of the small children and sometimes the babies. I don't remember much about it except that it was hard work. I was determined to do it but I didn't particularly enjoy it or find it rewarding. Thikning back on those small children, even babies, I never remember seeing parents or family members. These kids were institutionalized. It was a rather new facility, pleasant, light and clean. But hard times and dark futures for those young people.

I'm all decked out with cap and gloves, I wonder if I'm going to some event?

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

1968 Beach gathering on east coast

This was taken at a beach house, maybe on a beach in Delaware or Connecticut. Don't know if I can identify the people, help!

Back row

Aunt DeDe (Irwin's sister)
Regina (my grandmother
??? short older lady
Irwin (my grandfather with the red hair)
Uncle Mel (my great uncle)

Middle row

Marilyn Rosenberg (my mother's cousin)
David Rosenberg
Malcolm Leichter (my cousin)

Kids in inner tube

One is probably Joanie Rosenberg

Don't know who is standing in the shadow in the back

Saturday, March 8, 2008

1967 - Stonehenge

I think that my father went on a business trip to the UK. There was no reason to keep most of those slides but I did choose this one of Stonehenge circa 1967. Can't say much about it as I was not there

Thursday, March 6, 2008

1967 Sandy and Mary Ann

I think we are at the Japanese Garden in San Francisco. I remember the blue pea coat though I think I lost it in some unfortunate way (again, the rage in 1967) We are wearing skits, hosiery and funny shoes. People would not dress like that now but, then, according to my mother...if you went to The City (San Francisco), you dressed up. Period. Maybe even with white gloves.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

1967 - The Gittlesons are visiting

I don't remember this visit; why they visited Sacramento but that's the front of the Wilhaggin home.

Front Row: David G, Alan G. Carla G, PM
Back Row: Don, Mim, Charlie, Father, Sandy

All looking healthy and fit, so glad. My father passed away at the age of 80 last April. I've lost track of the Gittlesons. My mother thought they were living in Palm Springs. Two years ago, Dennis and I went there for a tournament and my mom strongly encouraged me to contact them, perhaps they would like to go to a game, they are always fun. I worked hard to find the number. Called and left a message. Called again and got Mim, she said she knew who I was but was distracted and could not talk right then. That was it; I figured they were 80 years old also and had other things on their mind. I did not try any more.

I have my hair going good again, how DID I do that? That kind of ribbed sweater top was called a poor boy sweater. All over the department stores in 1967.

My father always that hair cream sort of curl on the top of his hair, I thought it was permanently there, but clearly not.

My mother must have taken the picture.