||This might be my mothers favorite photo. From 1953, here
I am with my new friend, Murtle the Turtle. Most of my cousins enjoyed
Murtle before he crawled into my crib. He was well teethed.
||Dad holds me for Moms photo in the back yard of the Reaver
House, circa 1954.
||Nana rocks me to sleep in the kitchen during a 1956 visit. We lived
in a tenant property called the Reaver House located at the end of
the Teeter family farm lane on Teeter Road. Nana still lived in the
family homestead, less than a quarter mile up the lane.
||Mom holds Beckys hand while the family Boxer, Tink, poses
with them in front of the Reaver House, circa 1955. Mom and Dad bought
Tink in 1952. His partially blind and severely arthritic body rested
finally in 1963. He might be the most loveable and loyal pet I ever
had, a great companion.
||Heres a great photo of us at Meadowbrook circa 1957, featuring
Mom, Dad, Becky and me. The carriage in the background reminds me
of Uncle Johns extensive collection. John, who owned some of
the best photographic equipment available in those years, probably
is the very good photographer.
||From 1961. Our family is complete! Newest arrival Jennie rests
between me and her big sister Becky. I was probably 8, Becky 7.
|| Fred’s 5th grade class picture, March 1964. I was 10 and
in the front row, far right. My best friend, Jeff Beard, stands
next to our teacher, Mrs. Shank, for whom the phrase ‘if you
can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all’ applies
only too well. Gail Caple is in the second row, fourth from
the right. Five years later, she became the first girl I ever
dated. This class was full of good people. I would enjoy knowing
what happened to them.
||Ocean City, MD was one of our favorite places to vacation. Dad
had connections with people who owned property there, so we went
each summer for about five years. Here we are during our last trip,
circa 1962. From the foreground, back, are Becky, Jennie, Dad and
me. Mom probably was the photographer. I was shipped off to camp
near Scranton, PA for a month during each of the next two summers,
Camp Lenapi in 1963 and Camp Munsee in 1964. I hated the former and
tolerated the latter.
||In the summer of 1964, my parents sent me to camp for a month.
Like Camp Lenapi the year before, this institution was located near
Lake Wallenpaupack in rustic Wayne County, PA (outside Scranton).
Both camps were bully magnets. At Lenapi, I was one of the smallest
kids in the program. By the time I hit Munsee, I had reached an average
size for a kid my age, but I still lacked confidence. The bullies
saw me coming. Have I mentioned that I hated camp?
||Here are the brothers of the Beta Beta Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity
at DePauw University, from our 1973 Chapter photo during my freshman
year. My old friends Parke Brewer and Gary Thompson were sophomores.
The only member of my class with whom I correspond today is Ken Hitchner
of Moss Beach, CA. Bill Young was my freshman roommate. I
dated his sister, Susie, briefly in 1972-73.