Not much more to say about Florrie and Henry’s wedding but there are a lot of pictures. This magazine has pictures of a lot of the guests but unfortunately there are many that are underexposed.
This magazine has a terrific set of images of various activities while we were very young. The slides are a bit washed out and I had a friend over showing him some of the scanned slides. Of course, he suggested all the things I could do to each image in photo shop but I suppose you would have to be able to see colors and I would like to get this project finished in the foreseeable future. Therefore, I am leaving the images in the manner in which they were scanned and if we want to clean some of them up later we can.
Another magazine from one of the 1968 events. This one is all about Flor’s wedding. The title says reception but more than half of it is getting ready around the house before hand.
In 1966 we took a family trip to Williamsburg, VA and Washington, D.C. At this point, Florrie was in college so it was just Hank, Melissa, and me accompanying our parents. From the looks of it, we traded off who was actually taking the pictures.
Shackamaxon is a swim/golf club in Scotch Plains that we belonged to for a few years. ‘Shack’ was the slang word people used to refer to it. What is interesting about this magazine is that although the title is Shack, there are only two pictures from there.
The rest of the magazine shows a variety of different settings. The final four or five shots are from a golf trip to what looks like the Catskills to me, bringing the whole magazine full circle in a way.
This magazine is definitely well labeled, lots of miscellany. Including four or five slides that are clearly much older than 1964.
Once again there are shots from outside Daily Photo and a few other generic Linden photos. Other than that it is the family hanging around the house.
The summer of 1961 was in between Florrie’s Junior and Senior years of high school so my parents apparently took her to see a few colleges. Not many pictures though. The rest of the magazine are of a variety of summer activities as described in the title.
On the last day of summer camp was the event we were all waiting for, the camp show. Each age group sang a song and wore some sort of camper-made costumes. The only song I can actually remember singing in one of these shows was one year when I was an Eagle (8-10 year-old boys) and we sang The Jet Song from West Side Story. Probably because my parents had the album.
Lots of varied shots in this magazine. My father must have gotten a new piece of camera gear because the first images are of Wood Ave. outside of the camera store, Daily Photo. There was a day of canoeing in Cranford as well as the random trip to the ‘country’ by our cousins from New York.
To top it off, not only did Hank’s Bar Mitzvah rate two events at the house, he and his friends went on a skating junket. There was a chartered bus to take them to South Mountain Arena for skating followed by a trip for ice cream to the home of the ‘kitchen sink’, Jahn’s ice cream parlor in Union. There is a story in the family of Hank getting sick when ordering an ice cream soda for two with our Dad and Hank was worried Dad would drink it all so he preempted that outcome in the only way possible by drinking it first.
Assuming the shots are remotely in chronological order, this magazine contains first night pics of a Seder at Grandpa F’s house with my dad’s family followed by second night pics from Grandpa H’s house with my mom’s family. There are a lot more from the first night and the quality somehow is better. Maybe my father was hung over from all the wine on the first night.
Yet another magazine from Hank’s duplex Bar Mitzvah reception. This is clearly the cross-over roll as there are a few family shots followed by mostly shots at the evening fete.I do find it a little weird since the other post had a picture of the buffet table, maybe there were two cameras in action.