I have absolutely no memory of it, as I was just 5 weeks old, but here it is:
I’m guessing this is taken at my grandparents’ house, although I really don’t even know that. That’s my mom standing in the back, with her parents seated and my grandpa holding me. It’s the second photo of me that exists in the album, and imagine a first-born child in 2013 having its first 5 weeks featured in just two photos. It was a different time, for sure. Looking at this photo — the clothing, the home decor — it’s hard to believe it was even a part of my life. It all seems so vintage! I’m sure the black/white photography is part of the issue as well. It’s tempting to look at black/white photography and think everything from the olden days really happened in shades of gray.
Yes, it definitely was another time, with the one-year anniversary of JFK’s death just noted. I’m enjoying lots of JFK-themed TV shows lately, since the 50-year anniversary of that event is coming up this month. Hard to believe …
So, I guess it’s not really reasonable to ask what you remember of your first Thanksgiving. So I’ll ask: were you alive when JFK was killed? What do you remember about that time?