my dad just sent me these photos of me and him

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  1. chris
    Posted July 21, 2005 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Good gawd, you’re cute. Where were these photos taken? A fascinating website of old photos is boatlullabies.com. Love that 60’s mustard yellow outfit, I can tell by just looking at it it must have been mighty itchy.

  2. mark
    Posted July 21, 2005 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    The dates are written beneath the photos. The one of me was taken in 1970, outside our house in Monticello, Kentucky. The little hill behind me is the one I used to ride by Big-Wheel down. I thought that it was absolutely enormous at the time.

    I don’t remember itching much as a child.

  3. Posted July 22, 2005 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    Cute little towheads, both of you.

  4. dorothy
    Posted July 22, 2005 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    OMG! you and your father look exactly alike. blond???? you also look like my secret at the same age…his name is mark too.

  5. chris
    Posted July 22, 2005 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    My secret?

  6. chris
    Posted July 22, 2005 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Rural Kentucky, the 70’s. Your readers want to know more. Did you get a lot of ticks or leeches? Is the grass blue, because it looks green in the photo? Was there an old coot makin’ moonshine in a shed in the woods. Am I being horribly insensitive to denizens of the rural south. Are your kin from round there?

  7. Tony Buttons
    Posted July 22, 2005 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    The “secret” is probably a reference to Jeff Kay’s West Virginia Surf Report. He didn’t write about his kids for years, until Mark outted him as a father. Ever since then, he’s called them “the secterts.”

  8. mike_1630
    Posted July 22, 2005 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    I love old pictures – there’s something about them…

  9. mark
    Posted July 24, 2005 at 12:11 am | Permalink

    Back then, pictures used to mean something. They were an investment. They were rare. That feeling is tangible in them. That’s what I think makes them special.

  10. john galt
    Posted July 24, 2005 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    I found a bunch of old film from the 20’s (maybe 30’s its not dated) of my family. Its really special seeing it (had to rent a projector). There was a lot of footage of them swimming in those full suits, Apparently the pool was later filled in because people thought pools spread polio. There’s now a greenhouse where the pool used to be (underground with a glass roof).

  11. chris
    Posted July 24, 2005 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

    Mike 1630, check out the http://www.theboatlullabies.com. Amazing collection of photos. Although, I think there web site has moved you will be redirected.

    John, was that your family’s personal pool back in the 20’s and 30’s?

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