In 1970 it seems we had a crossover Seder at our house. Members of both my mother’s and father’s families at the same time.
Another beautiful day for a back yard fete. People were a bit more dressed for my brother’s wedding. Looks like a good time was had by all.
This magazine has the same title as the one discussed in this post. I really took one for the team scanning in these pictures. The first ten slides are commercial slides of the Sinogoga del Tránsito in Toledo, I presume my parents picked them up on their trip to Spain discussed here. The rest are shots from the trip Hank took driving a T-bird cross-country with his friend Bruce P and are generally over-exposed
For this year’s Passover first night was at our house with mom’s side of the family. Not too many pix from that night but enough to see who was there. The second night we went out to Babylon and there was a regular photo-shoot. I was clearly getting my chops down as family photographer (even if things are a bit under-exposed).
These slides are a mess, between the camera obviously not winding the film correctly and something gooey spilled on the slide there is hardly a picture worth looking at. On top of that half the magazine is back to the 16mm format. All of those are from the wedding and are exposed incorrectly (or have faded?).
So far this is the most recent magazine I have come across. Many of the pictures were taken at our first house on Manthorne Rd in West Roxbury. I remember it quite fondly. At our wedding the August before our cake has attained mythic status and was made by the local baker Barbara Sentz (who eventually moved to Lubbock Texas, alas. I have occasionally tried to find her on the internet to no avail). For several years after we would jointly celebrate with Florrie & Henry and Hank & Felice who were all married in August by having another of Barbara’s cakes, I remember those even more fondly.
There are a variety of pictures of my parents and the G’s and B’s to fill out the magazine.
I graduated from The Pingry School (a college preparatory day school) which was in Hillside in 1973. We had something like 75 boys in our graduating class (no girls). I had attended since the sixth grade. Interestingly, I ran across one of them the other day who is an advisor to the company with which I just accepted a position.
There were less than twenty slides in this magazine and many of them are not very good but here are a couple:
During the summer of 1981 the G.’s and my parents took a trip through New England possibly in conjunction with our wedding which was in August in Boston (well, Brookline really).
My father and Uncle Dave owned some property in Port Elizabeth (The Port) in the late ’70s, early ’80s. I think there was some connection to the location where my mother and Uncle Dave (her brother) grew up and their father owned a butcher shop.
Further information on Magazine pricing: This magazine from 1981 was priced at $3.99 which is $9.95 in 2012 dollars according to http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/.
This magazine has pictures from what looks like two separate events during winter vacation in 1974. There is an interesting mix of Horne and Farber families at one of them.
It looks like it was just our family that went to Babylon for a visit on Christmas Day. Most of the magazine is pictures of the visit. There are only four or five pics from New Year’s Eve.
Side Discussion: Two of the magazine boxes I came across recently still had prices on them. One was dated 1968 and cost $1.39 and the other 1974 and cost $2.39. Based on this inflation calculation website the 1968 price calculates to a price of $9.05 in 2012 dollars while the 1974 price calculates to $10.99 in 2012 dollars. Taking $10 as an expected price in 2012 dollars and there are 93 magazines, that means the family has $930 invested in the magazines alone. This does not include the film, the processing, or the slide mounts. I am not putting the slides back in the magazines, so I guess we can kiss the $930 good-bye as there is a glut of these magazines on eBay.