Tuesday, July 20, 2021

40 Years Ago Today - July 20, 1981

 I wrote a letter. Well, more like dictated a letter to my mother who transcribed what I was saying. The letter is to my grandparents, Dorothy and Ted. It mentions their dog Teddy, who I vaguely remember, but as with all of there dogs I know was a poodle of some sort. There is also a mention of making ice cream, which I do remember doing with Ted, but I'm not sure if it was this trip or another one. He would use an old fashioned ice cream maker in the back yard. It took forever to make. The letter closes with my handwriting. The reverse side has a weird circle with my name in it.


Wednesday, June 30, 2021

40 Years Ago Today - June 30, 1981

Pretty sure this is an Easter lunch or dinner but it could be later in the year. Either way, the photo was developed and printed in June. The Polaroids are dated to 1981 as well and, based on my outfit and the furniture in the background, it's from the same visit.

*Note - Some images have been edited to protect the privacy of living relatives.

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

40 Years Ago Today - June 8, 1981

I actually remember this photo. Or, more specifically, the event. I was getting ready to take my first airplane trip, by myself, across the country. I flew from Washington D. C. to Los Angeles. I was going to spend the summer with my mother. Pretty sure I left out of Dulles but it could have been Reagan. Either way, I was flying solo!

40 Years Ago Today - June 8, 1981

Another school checkup. I weighed in at 37 pounds.

Friday, April 16, 2021