Not so long ago I was given a scanner/printer from a client of mine who had no use for it (thanks Fred). I don’t have much use for a scanner so I gave it to my mom. After getting it to work for her I showed her how to use the built-in scanner import utility included with Windows XP to scan things. With it she scanned off a bunch of photos from old albums, most of which were filled with pictures of me and my siblings from when we were kids. You get a sense of going back in time, you remember things you’ve forgotten, by viewing photographs that are as old as you are. Wanna know what I looked like when I was a baby? Well here you go!
Guess what. I still have that exact teddy bear. It was a gift from my dad… I believe for my first birthday (I’ll have to double-check that factoid). Here it is sitting on top of my PC:
Now… there were of course a lot of other neat pictures of me as a child in that collection. Like this striking photo that I didn’t know anything about until a few weeks ago:
It was taken by a local newspaper photographer… I can’t remember exactly why at the moment but it was just after I was born in the good old days of 1982. My mother still has the original news paper clipping with caption that used this photo… I’ll have to get a copy of that sometime.
Then there are the cute action shots:
Fixing The TV
Breaking Child Labor Laws (And Makin’ Bank!)
There are too many pictures to show. No, I don’t feel like posting the one of me sitting on Santa’s lap while wearing a boy scout uniform (I’m not making this up either). As funny looking as it is, I can’t help but look at it and think to myself, “Wow, look at all that brainwashing in action!” Bottom line is, this was an AWESOME Christmas gift! Thanks mom!
Tuesday, December 30th, 2008