I celebrate life and today I am only 300 days away from 6 decades of it.Officially, I am in my 21,615th day of life. In my 365 day countdown of my blessings, I have set aside days 300, 200 and 100 to celebrate portions of my life, Can’t we celebrate our own lives?
In this “300 Days To Go” edition I want to look waaaay back at my youth. I want my children and grandchildren to see that the “Happy Grampz” of 2015 was also a “Happy Kid” in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
About a year ago, I had the opportunity to dig through a stash of old photos and old slides (for those of you in the digital age, a “slide” was color-reversal film used from the 1930s to the 1980s mainly…and production was discontinued completely in 2010… Known as Kodachrome — like the Paul Simon song — or Ektachrome, there was also Anscochrome, made the company Ansco until the 1980s.) These were slides that my dad had kept. He was an avid photographer and preferred slide film over regular film because it lasted longer and had better colors.
These old slides were a treasure trove of memories, as were the numerous photos I was able to scan from three photo albums that came with them. I gleaned a few of the photos from them, along with some I have had and wanted to share my early life in this post…if only for a few fleeting photographic moments (since I don’t really recall many of these times). So, following are a few photos with some comments in the captions.
Many of the pictures I have are with my brothers Aaron and Danny. Danny was only two weeks younger than me. His mother Marge married my dad in October 1962, shortly after I turned 6.
Finally, a few more “happy go lucky” shots of me as a youthful adventurer!
We all can hopefully look back on our lives and see the blessings and joys that we had. As look back on these decades old photos, many of which I had never seen until last year, I truly count my blessings of having many happy childhood moments (even if I don’t remember them!!)