I doubt if Mom and Dad even owned a camera back then - picture taking was rare in the early 1950's. Mom treasured her pictures and photo albums and we kids loved it when she got them out and let us look through them. The albums were stored under the drawers in hallway "linen" closet. It was an ordeal just to get them out.
This picture may have been taken the same day, only outdoors and with our Dad.
This Christmas was the beginning of Allan's handyman experience - finally he had a younger brother to get him away from playing with dolls.
Happy Birthday, Allan, 1958
As much a picture of Allan as a picture of the old cabinets, that he so joyfully got to rip out!
Maybe painting barrels for the Cottonwood Park?
Allan graduated from high school in 1969 - at the height of the Vietnam War. He made a wise decision to join the Navy with the hope he'd get GI benefits to pay for his college education.
Mom insisted we get a family picture taken before Allan left for the Navy all the while praying he'd come back home and not be a war casualty.
Men in Blue!
Happy Birthday Allan! I pray that you'll enjoy many more and secure that job we've all be praying for!