|My parents and friends relaxing after skiing on a sunny winter day, March 11, 1945. |
Dick Best on guitar, his wife Beth below. My mother on right. John "Ace" Nutter, left.
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|My mother, Janet Cutler Nichols, on right. Dick and Beth Best, center.|
Note stone wall along Nichols Street behind them.
I found these photos in an old family album that I had put together in 1969. I hadn't really looked at them closely at that time, other than to note the handwritten date on the back of each photo, and to put them in sequence in the album. My parents had always kept their photos in envelopes in the lower drawer of a desk in our living room. Many became jumbled over the years as various people pawed through the piles of envelopes and pulled out ones of interest. In 1969, pregnant with my first child, I was looking for photos of me as a baby. I found piles of unlabeled, undated baby photos, which could have been me or my sister Jean. I had to do detective work --using the film codes printed on the back of the photos-- to identify each roll of film and thereby find clues to the context. Thus I created my own "baby album" and added select photos to show scenes from my childhood.