First up, three studio portraits of guys in the U.S. Navy. First up is my old friend Joe Trembula, then my brother Scott, and finally me. I have no memory of that photo being taken, but it must have been in boot camp – at no other point in my Navy career would anyone have even proposed such a thing. :) I'm actually rather impressed with the quality of these, except for the color fidelity on Scott's. Mine and Joe's would have been taken in '71, Scott's likely a couple years later. Joe's captures his intense visage very well; it's exactly as I remember him looking nearly all the time. Scott, just as you'd expect, looks completely unreasonably happy given the circumstances.
Sept. 2013Tina was my sister Holly's girlfriend the last few years I lived in my parents' home, late '60s and early '70s. She was a very sweet young thing at that time, and the subject of, er, less than pure thoughts on my part. :) I don't believe I've seen Tina since then, but I still recognize her in that photo. I'm guessing that Joe is her husband, Rita, Clara, Jeremy, and Amanda her children, and Paul her grandchild. My sister can verify that for me, I'm sure.
Joe Rita Clara Jeremy Amanda
Tina Paul (19 mo.)