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This morning I was going through a tray of slides and found some family gems. One of my most favorite things in life is to look through family photographs. I have thousands of slides in my family collection that I have personally taken over the years. And yes they are completely filed up to the year 2010. This coming winter “Gosh I hate using that word WINTER” I hope to be able to sit down and file 2011-Present Day. It will definitely be a task at hand but I feel confident that I shall succeed! Lastly my friends what ever you do PLEASE label your photographs. Whether they are slides, prints or digital files please help your children out by labeling.

Below are some of the gems that I have found. I hope to come across more as time permits. So I want to ask you this my friends. Do you enjoy looking through family photographs? What time of year is your favorite to snap family images?

Enjoy the show!

Joe

Our Aunt Barbara "Foreground" and Uncle Pat "Background seen here at Christmas 1969 at my grandmothers house in Floral Park, New York.

Our Aunt Barbara “Foreground” and Uncle Pat “Background seen here at Christmas 1969 at my grandmothers house in Floral Park, New York.

Its 1969 and my dad is posing on a steam locomotive in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Engine #4 is a former Reading Camelback 0-4-0 #1187 acquired in 1962.

Its 1969 and my dad is posing on a steam locomotive in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Engine #4 is a former Reading Camelback 0-4-0 #1187 acquired in 1962.

Its 1969 again and my mom is posing on a steam locomotive in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Engine #4 is a former Reading Camelback 0-4-0 #1187 acquired in 1962.

Its 1969 again and my mom is posing on a steam locomotive in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Engine #4 is a former Reading Camelback 0-4-0 #1187 acquired in 1962.

1969 in my parents apartment. Leave it to my dad to snap this photograph. Well he is getting what he deserves.

1969 in my parents apartment. Leave it to my dad to snap this photograph. Well he is getting what he deserves.

Its after Christmas 1969 and my uncle Ralph is with my mom "Left" and my aunt Loraine before heading to the airport and returning to the warmth of Miami.

Its after Christmas 1969 and my uncle Ralph is with my mom “Left” and my aunt Loraine before heading to the airport and returning to the warmth of Miami.

Its after Christmas 1969 and my uncle Ralph is with my grandmother  before heading to the airport and returning to the warmth of Miami.

Its after Christmas 1969 and my uncle Ralph is with my grandmother before heading to the airport and returning to the warmth of Miami.

Not 100% sure of the year as the slide was not dated. However we have my aunt Bea "Right" my grandfather "Center" and my uncle Marty. Also my cousins Michael and Stephen. This image had to be taken prior to 1971 because my cousin Chris has yet to be born or seen in this image.

Not 100% sure of the year as the slide was not dated. However we have my aunt Be a “Right” my grandfather “Center” and my uncle Marty. Also my cousins Michael and Stephen. This image had to be taken prior to 1971 because my cousin Chris has yet to be born or seen in this image.

1968 Left - Right: My mom, aunt Loraine, Grandfather, Grandmother, Dad, Uncle Ralph and Freckles at my grandparents house in Floral Park, New York.

1968 Left – Right:
My mom, aunt Loraine, Grandfather, Grandmother, Dad, Uncle Ralph and Freckles at my grandparents house in Floral Park, New York.

October 1968: My mom on her honeymoon in the Bahamas.

October 1968: My mom on her honeymoon in the Bahamas.

October 1968: My mom and dad on their honeymoon in the Bahamas.

October 1968: My mom and dad on their honeymoon in the Bahamas.

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