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.
1037 in its prime
Dorothy & Dick near the Greene Street side porch.
This Trellis was not there anymore when I was a boy in the 1950’s
Dick, Lou & Doc
Mary Lou and Mickey Mouse, 1937
Maybe she still has Mickey?
Above is the push toy shown in the picture of Lou.
Mickey Mouse Band Push Toy
$1,500 on E-bay!!
Lou and Dick
Another view of the trellis, with
Lou, Norm, Bob and Dick, 1938
Bob, Lou, Dick & Norm
Spring, 1941- Dick’s First Communion?
Joan Van Tassel, Dick, Bob, Betty Marie, Mary Lou
Mary Lou and Fred
Dick with Soso and pups
1943-note Ford in garage- Diane in buggy
Norm & the Twins
Grandma K with Jean, grandpa K with Jack
Fred & Lizzie
after seeing this photo Fred remarked:
“I was always such a clothes horse!
Jack & Jean, Lake Worth 1956
Diane- ca. 1943
Note 1939 Packard 120 Sedan
Jack & Jean in the kitchen
(looks like Jack is already out of the closet)
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
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!
Eb & Tom, Lou & Mike
Eileen, Dick & Mary Eileen
Judy & Bob
Norm, Mary Eileen & Tom- Dorothy & Mike
Labor Day 1966
Back row Paul, Tom, Mike & Bobby
Center-Susan, Mary, Kate & Peter
Front-Mark & Brian
Bob & Judy
Susan, Mark & Bobby
Eileen & Dick
Katie, Paul, Mary & Peter
(Note Uncle Ebbie in back giving the “raspberries”)
Ed snoozing out at the annual Labor Day Picnic
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!
Dad used to do lawn work in his old clothes.
When solicitors came calling, he said “I’m just the gardener”
Dad showing Fred and Jack how to trim the hedge!
Fred & buddy Al in their James Dean phase
Jack & his buddy Al-Deja-Vu
Carving the bird!
Dorothy and the gang
Tom has already learned about “see food” from Aunt Jean
Michael in an early day “Saturday Night Fever” pose.
The rest of the nephews & nieces below
Lou, Tom & Jack
(Must be a Sunday as I am wearing my good pants with the broken zipper)
How do I explain this one?
He wasn’t quite family, but everyone knew “Uncle” Joe from next door