Hmmm… Someone is having a birthday this week!
Happy Birthday, Dad!
November 6, 2013
October 9, 2013
Time has gotten a little away from me but I don’t want to miss a note in memory of my Grandma Trotter who would have been 87 this month. This photograph is from just after my brother was born when she came to stay with my parents while I was in the hospital with a broken leg. We miss you, Grandma!
September 25, 2013
August 15, 2013
My parents are celebrating their 38th wedding anniversary this month! Happy Anniversary! And totally unlike the modern spectacle marriages (so many couples have) they invited four people to their wedding. My grandparents.
These shots were taken afterwards at my parents East Lansing apartment.
August 7, 2013
July 3, 2013
This one’s from 1985. I’m not sure if this was an actual reunion or just a large family gathering.
I only really know my immediate family here. I’m with Mom in the front right and my brother is looking surly with his plate in the front left. I see Grandma and the outline of Grandpa, two of my cousins, three aunts, and three uncles, Great Aunt Lee Ellen (Trotter) Hampton, and Cousin Carol. I’m guessing there are more Hamptons in the shot?
Dad had to have been one of the photographers. How do I know? Because I was making funny faces at the photographer in the next shot and that would only happen to him and my Uncle Christopher. And Chris was in the background of both shots.
This was taken in front of my Grandparents house near the old Detroit City Airport, Detroit, Michigan.
PS. Can anyone tell me how Cousin Carol was related to the Trotters?
June 5, 2013
Sometimes it’s not about the beach… but the family outings are key.
My Uncle Mike and my Aunt Sandy on the left, my mother holding my brother, and Mike and Sandy’s middle child (and closest to me in age), Eric, on the right—all riding the train at Potter Park Zoo in 1981. This was a memorable outing that included members of both sides of my family converging on Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, MI.