Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sixty years on…


Sixty years ago this morning, my mother snapped this photo of me with her Kodak Duaflex II camera in the back yard of our home at 609 E. Franklin Street in Delphi, Indiana.

kodak-duaflex-IIIt was, as she noted on the border of the resulting print, the day I began the first grade. I was in Mrs. Kathleen Baum’s class at Monroe Street Elementary School. The big brick building about three blocks from home, also housed the junior high and high school and it was there that I attended all 12 grades.

I have no idea who was peering over the hedge in the background. The brick house next door was where my classmates Jeannie Taylor and Susan Kent lived, but that doesn’t look like either of them.

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