In April, 1949, I received a birthday present from Cici Maxim who lived in New Bedford Massachusetts. She was the daughter of a friend of my Aunt Dorothy, who lived there at that time. This was the beginning of my photographic journey.
All the photos on the left, beginning with the second, and the first photo on the right were taken at Graland School, where I attended grades kindergarten through 6th grade. Photo 3 shows the Pueblo that the 2nd grade class put together every year when we studied native Americans (that we called "Indians" at the time). On the right of Photo 4 is a doll house that used to be on the grounds. Next is a photo of my best friend, Rob Wilfley, and on the bottom, Mrs. Mead, our 1st grade teacher.
On the right: Photo 1 is of John and George Dikeou who live on the corner of South Cherry Street and Ellesworth Avenue. John owns Dikeou Realty these days. The photo of the wonderful little truck is a a memory for me. This was the truck that belonged to Oliver's Meat Market, a butcher that I believe was on East 8th Avenue. They delivered our meet directly to our home. Sister Leslie is in Mom's car, parked in our driveway, and below that are several cars parked in front of our house. One the left is most likely Dad's 1950 Ford and on the right is a Studebaker, perhaps belonging to our friends the Leo Sullivans. I don't know exactly where the final photo was taken, but I guess it was shot from the entrance to the Mount Vernon Country Club.