The Long Way Home


38 Years Ago
July 22, 2011, 6:38 AM
Filed under: Vintage Photo Album | Tags: , , ,

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Check out my groovy parents at Kennywood, 1973. Twenty-one years-old and not yet married. They  had no idea that less than a year later, they’d have a daughter. They had no idea as my mother sat on my father’s lap in the booth, waiting for the camera to flash, that they would have my sister four years later, that their marriage would fall apart in seven years. They didn’t worry about growing old or if their love would last. For them, it was just this moment on film, in a tiny photo booth which no longer exists. I think about this when I look through our old photos because I remember very little about the four of us as a family. I think about how young they were, their disappointments and dreams.

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Summer Tradition

I took these photos last year when I went to Kennywood with Ralphie, Bee and Billy – kind of cheating, but I never posted these on here and summer has been so busy, I didn’t get a chance to go this year at all. It’s making me nostalgic for roller coasters and cotton candy, skeeball and the smell of funnel cakes as it gets dark and the park lights up like Christmas. 

phantom's revenge

 

bayern curve

 

thunderbolt

 

musik express

 

aliens

aliens

 

enterprise

 

bee

 

sky coaster




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