My wife had earlier asked me to scan this old picture so that she could post it on Facebook and of course I neglected to do it. So on our return from the festivities I fired up the old scanner.
I have no memory of this picture being taken and I have no idea who took it – clearly it wasn’t me. I don’t even know how old I was. I have no recollection of my parents having a camera. Nor do I remember any of their friends having one. So I suspect that this was a “professional” photographer. I say “professional”, because of the sloppy work: my hair’s a mess (mind you it usually still is) and the “one collar in one collar out” seems to me to be something that a true professional would have noticed.
Although I’ve put on quite a bit of weight since then and now wear spectacles, I still have the hair and I’m told that the smile is still the same. Judge for yourself – below a recent picture taken outdoors at The Depot restaurant in Cold Spring. My wife also posted this one, which she took with her iPhone 5s.