1973

San Francisco, California

This is my Mom & I the year I was born.  She took me to California to live with her sister for a year.  I didn’t learn this until I was in my mid 30’s.  Apparently, after I was born my Dad was acting like a drunkn’ fool so she left.   He cleaned up his act and she moved back.   As far back as I can remember I don’t have any memories of my father as a drinker. I always remember the straight and narrow man and have never seen him drunk to this day.

This will always be one of my favorite photographs.

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