Tuesday, March 18, 2008
My nephew Paul sent me some family pix, including one of his step-grandson, the fabulous Max of Sweden.
This first is of Paul's dad, my brother John, in 1952. He loved camping and fishing. This was taken when he was a very new doctor. He would drive down to Lake Sallie in a new Volvo! Who had ever heard of a car like that?! And he would have an aluminum canoe strapped to the top. I loved to paddle the canoe in the channel between the lakes, although it was easier to go from Lake Sallie to Lake Melissa. Going the other way was upstream, and aluminum canoes tended to be a bit light...like trying to paddle a big potato chip.
This next one is of our Grandpa and Grandma Dwyer in, I think, Ann Arbor? I'm not sure Grandma Dwyer ever visited Omaha. The little boys are John in Grandma's lap, Paul being held by Grandpa, and Bob in the middle looking at Grandpa. It must be the year before Grandma died, too, because she died on July 4 when Paul was a baby. He looks to be less than a year in this photo.
And here's young Max...even though he's not a blood relative, he does resemble some photos of his step-granddad as a baby.