The morning after the 1938 New England Hurricane. Hoohoo, age 13, in front, explores a downed tree with neighborhood friends.
UPDATE: For a look at three more post-hurricane photos in my blog, click here please!
Bucolic country scene, ca 1950, with Kaiser and garage in the background, handmade Adirondack chair and daffodils in the foreground. Huge granite boulders and ledges are strewn all over the Connecticut shoreline landscape. Ours had stone built-in patios bridging the natural stones.
Back to the Thirties for this impromptu picnic scene. Bathing suits can be seen hanging in the background, but the trees don't seem full, so this is probably an early summer day. This is cousin Minnie's home, she's in the center of the photo. Her husband, Yammie, is on the left, Hoohoo is on the far left. My grandmother is in back of Minnie. The water is perhaps a 100 yards down the hill from this vintage off-kilter photograph. Even though everyone was fairly comfortable in the later 30s, these photos always have a whiff of the Joads of The Grapes of Wrath about them. At least to me.