Family and events at 1037

Over the years, we had many gatherings of family at 1037 Lovejoy.

First Communions, graduations, new grandchildren and just plain old get togethers.

Below are some of my favorite photos.

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1037 in its prime

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Dorothy & Dick near the Greene Street side porch.

This Trellis was not there anymore when I was a boy in the 1950’s

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Dick, Lou & Sparky

(anyone know the dog’s real name?)

Fall, 1936

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Mary Lou and Mickey Mouse, 1937

Maybe she still has Mickey?

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Above is the push toy shown in the picture of Lou.

Mickey Mouse Band Push Toy

$1,500 on E-bay!!

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Lou and Dick

Spring, 1938

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Another view of the trellis, with

Lou, Norm, Bob and Dick, 1938

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Christmas, 1940

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Bob, Lou, Dick & Norm

Spring, 1941- Dick’s First Communion?

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Joan Van Tassel, Dick, Bob, Betty Marie, Mary Lou

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Mary Lou and Fred

1948

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Dick with Soso and pups

1943-note Ford in garage- Diane in buggy

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Summer, 1950

Norm & the Twins

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Grandma K with Jean, grandpa K with Jack

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Fred & Lizzie

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Easter, 1952

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after seeing this photo Fred remarked:

I was always such a clothes horse!

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Jack & Jean, Lake Worth 1956

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Diane- ca. 1943

Note 1939 Packard 120 Sedan

in background

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Diane-first communion

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Jack & Jean in the kitchen

(looks like Jack is already out of the closet)

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Jean licks the beaters

Note Jack puzzled by Jean’s question” do they have your name on them honey?”

Jack after an earlier attempt to take the beaters away from Jean

Not sure what happened here, but it looks like Jean is the winner

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Jean & Jack in the sandbox.

upon seeing this photo, Uncle Fred remarked that Jean was outside of the box because she knew the cat used it as a litterbox!

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Eb & Tom, Lou & Mike

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Eileen, Dick & Mary Eileen

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Judy & Bob

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Norm, Mary Eileen & Tom- Dorothy & Mike

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Labor Day 1966

Back row Paul, Tom, Mike & Bobby

Center-Susan, Mary, Kate & Peter

Front-Mark & Brian

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Bob & Judy

Susan, Mark & Bobby

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Eileen & Dick

Katie, Paul, Mary & Peter

(Note Uncle Ebbie in back giving the “raspberries”)

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Ed snoozing out at the annual Labor Day Picnic

1966

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Who can forget the summer when a 1966 Malibu did a 180 and wound up on our side lawn?

yes, indeed she almost wound up in the basement!

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Dad used to do lawn work in his old clothes.

When solicitors came calling, he said “I’m just the gardener”

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Dad showing Fred and Jack how to trim the hedge!

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Fred & buddy Al in their James Dean phase

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Jack & his buddy Al-Deja-Vu

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Christmas 1966

Carving the bird!

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Dorothy and the gang

Tom has already learned about “see food” from Aunt Jean

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Michael in an early day “Saturday Night Fever” pose.

The rest of the nephews & nieces below

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Lou, Tom & Jack

(Must be a Sunday as I am wearing my good pants with the broken zipper)

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How do I explain this one?

He wasn’t quite family, but everyone knew “Uncle” Joe from next door

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