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Happy Anniversary!

Oh, dear! I forgot my parent’s anniversary. It was this past week, and I’ve been doing lots of stuff – between my own projects and this family photo restoration project… It just slipped my mind.

As a treat, I just finished this. I love this candid, street photography! The look on my mom’s face (my niece, Kat Hensch has that same facial structure and I’ve seen that look on her!)  I hope it works for making up for my slip up! I have heard that my dad was a “bad-boy” and my mom was so smitten! I think its funny that they aren’t holding hands! Too cool for that! I think this was taken around 1953. I think my mom was about 14, so I think, my dad was about 16! I remember, too, after we moved to San Antonio, Dad chasing Mom through the house and into the yard for a tickle fest. All us kids jumped in the middle that that too! Now, he gives her love songs for Valentines Day.

(Slide the vertical bar left and right to compare the repairs.)


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One of the recent times I was visiting my mom’s house, she handed me a stack of old family photos. She asked if I could “do anything” with them. I said that I’d give it a shot.

Here are the first few:

This is my dad with my brother, Scott. I think my dad was 19 here!

My dad with my bro again, this time he’s putting my bro to work for his ice cream. (My mom still makes home-made ice cream!!) This was taken at the most magical place, my grandmother Olga’s house in Cedar Rapids, IA. They are sitting on the back stoop. Grandma and Grandpa later enclosed the stoop and made it weather tight. It was a fun place to play in!