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The author as youth

Lawrence and Parents 1969My father Lawrence Judson "Red" Pitchford

My mother Marie Pitchford

And, yours truly. According to my sister - the photo was taken at my sister's wedding, February 1, 1969.

Me and Jezebel the Cat C1967Mischief abound as I sit with Jezebel the cat on the rocking chair that my father mended for my mother.  C1968 Christmas time.

Christmas Morning 1972Christmas morning 1972. I've received my first bike. Little did I know that in just a few days, I'd get a lesson in riding from my Da, and a lesson in crashing into a parked car, courtesy my inept riding.

Christmas at sister's house 1972Christmas at my sister's house C1972. Dig those crazy 60's lights in the background.

Christmas 1973Me and my stocking on Christmas day 1973 at our house in San Jose.

1975 Christmas at SistersMe at my sister's house in 1975. The war in Vietnam was near its end.