We are very fortunate in our family in that we are still a close knit family. As a result there is always a lot of bantering going on between the brothers and sisters. Well, during one such occasion of email bantering between myself and my "Irish twin" older brother I embedded the above picture into the email I was sending him.
The original picture was one of those little black & white Polaroid shots that were the only pictures available to us back then. The images are small and you really can't see a lot of the details.
However, nowadays with the ability to scan these old images and blow them up on the computer you get to see things you hadn't noticed before - like expressions, things being held, large heads, etc. On the picture above I immediately noticed how large my brother's head was and, of course, I had to tease him about it.
Well, in looking at a few other pictures from over 50 years ago I noticed a few other things in my expression. Here's what I saw:
Look At The Toys! A Horse, A Truck, and Probably THE ROBOT Of The Season! Those Were The Days!
Unfortunately we don't have a lot of the print pictures. Some were lost over the years.
When video camera's first came out in the 50's my Dad rushed to get one. He spent hours just taking pictures of my brother and I running up and down the dunes at the beach or diving off the rocks. When we played them he just loved putting the movie projector into reverse to see us run backwards up the dunes or dive backwards onto the rocks. He and we would laugh and laugh every time. Nowadays with all the special effects going backwards is nothing. Back then, however, it was the latest in technology. Times change. So do the images and the equipment. Unfortunately, the video eroded over time. Video hasn't stood the test of time in the same way that old print pictures have.
I hope you enjoyed the black and white (and some color) pictures of my brothers and sister from over 50 years ago. I know that I did. Hope my siblings did!