I am a child of the Fifties. I was born late in 1941 and grew up in a small town in southeastern Pennsylvania called Downingtown.
|Me (center) and my brothers Isaac (left) and John (right) eating our ice cream treat after weeding eight rows of corn apiece - 1951|
I came of age during the Fifties. I graduated from high school in 1959. Shortly after graduation from high school I joined the Army and matured into a man.
After a three year stint in the Army I returned to civilian life to come to terms with my sexuality. I came out as a gay man in April of 1963.
|Me on a bike without a helmut - 1955|
I met the love of my life (still with him) in the summer of 1964. I got a job at major bank in Philadelphia and moved in with the love of my life.
|Brothers John and Isaac on their new Christmas bikes - 1954 - no helmets|
|Brothers John and Isaac playing with a tree - no helmets - 1954|
|Brother John swinging from a tree branch - no helmut 1954|
|My brothers John and Isaac faking a fight, oh but there were plenty of real fights - that's what brothers do - 1954|
|Me (foreground) and my brothers at the Ole Swimming Hole on Boot Road with our dog Sam - we didn't have an in ground pool at our 2nd floor apartment on Washington Avenue in Downingtown, PA. We survived. - 1955|