Sunday, August 21, 2016

More memories...

More memories ... from my mom's collection of photos...

This is Demmy, the young man paired with my dad as a Big Brother; I've mentioned him in a previous post.  The photo is undated, and on the back my mom wrote “Demmy”.  Judging from his age, this must be from the late '70s or early '80s.  The photo is taken looking roughly westward, with the driveway toward my grandparent's house stretching away under the trees.  Our larger shed, if it was still standing at this time, would have been just out of view on the left, on the other side of that broad driveway.  Our house was also to the left, about a quarter mile down a dirt road.  You can see some nursery display beds just on the other side of the driveway; there would have been more on both sides and behind the photographer.

This is an interesting photo for a couple of reasons.  There's a note on the back that reads:
The colour on the rock was a disappointment.  The hike was a gem.  Glacier Park, 1969
The hand printing is unfamiliar, and it's a bit jarring to see the British spelling – we had no British relatives that I know of.  The closest thing we had to British friends were a Scottish family, the Denholms – but I don't recall them being interested in camping and hiking.  Maybe one of my siblings can help me on this one?  The comment about the color likely refers to the original photograph, on which the color balance was thoroughly screwed up by the development lab.  I've made an attempt to correct it in the scanning process; it's not perfect but it's way better than the print I scanned it from.

Here's an undated studio portrait of my brother Mark.  Guessing from his apparent age, I'd say 1971 or 1972.  The print I scanned from has an intense purple cast, another color balance screw-up.  I remember that being quite a common problem when getting photos developed – sure is a lot nicer with digital cameras and PhotoShop! :)

Finally here's a studio portrait of my brother Scott, also undated.  I'm going to guess 1958 or 1959, from his apparent age.

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