|Ny first Christmas with Bill - 1964|
Pennsauken, New Jersey
Or something like that. Only a few more days to go before Santa dumps his load (or something like that). It's one of those days folks.
|Original photo - oh whatever happened to that sweater - they don't make them like that anymore|
|Female impersonator Philadelphia Mummers Parade - 1965|
Back when female impersonation was dangerous
|Me, yes in "bank drag" (overcoat and horn rimmed glasses) at the Philadelphia Mummers Parade 1965|
Then comes the Big Gray Chill, the bitter cold monochrome months of January, February and March. The "just get through it" months of mid winter. The "I hope it doesn't snow two feet" months.
When I was a kind, which was a LONG time ago, Christmas couldn't come fast enough. Such was the glittery promise of the magic of getting free things. Invariably I was always disappointed with my "take" but I still remember my favorite Christmas. That was the Christmas of 1954 when I was twelve years old, I received my first camera. Oh sure, I know what some of my faithful blog followers are thinking "So that's when it ALL STARTED with Ron and HIS CAMERA." Yep, that is when it started. Even then, at the tender age of a dozen years I started clicking away. My year each younger brothers John and Isaac were the involuntary subjects of many of my first photo assaults.
|My brothers Isaac, John and our pets Bobby (the cat) and Sam (the dog) - Christmas - 1954|
|The Charles News Agency (on the left) Downingtown, PA - 1970 (the earliest I could get a picture - I bicycled this street (Lancaster Avenue, Route 30) from 1954 to 1959 - where I grew up|
|The only known picture of my on my newspaper bicycle - one of my brothers took this picture - don't blame me - 1954|
I was a newspaper boy back in those days and earn about $5.00 a week, which after what I spent on candy and comic books; didn't leave a whole lot left for buying and developing film. But I did manage to take quite a few pictures for a Fifties teenager, more than almost all of my friends and classmates I daresay.
|"Bobby" - 1954 - my first and only cat pet - a willing photo subject|