Sunday, July 5, 2015

Family Photos – Mother’s Day and Fun

I continue to go through photos, albums, and other family items in order to document things for future generations.  Next up, a family photo album that was stashed away in my parents’ home.  To start from the beginning, click here.

It looks like Mother’s Day, May, 11, 1958 was spent in Fresno.  Knowing how much my dad liked attending the Modesto Relays, I’m guessing that he had another motive for planning a trip to Fresno that particular weekend.  Very smart, when you think about it.  “Mother, I’d love to spend Mother’s Day with you” when in the back of his mind he was probably thinking “Score, I can be a good son AND attend the track meet”.  A quick google search brought me to the Wikipedia page for the Modesto Relays, now known as the California Invitational Relays, which is an annual track and field event typically held the second weekend of May.  Smart man, my dad.

I used to dress my girls alike when we’d go somewhere with lots of people as I felt it was easier to remember just one outfit as I was scanning the crowd.  I guess I got that from my mom.  We were stylin’!

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Mother’s Day 1958
Geraldine Martin Levy, Gordon Levy, Loraine Gunzendorfer Levy
Carolyn Levy, Deborah Levy

The look on my face below cracks me up.  Was I thinking “no matter what you do or say I’m not going to smile”?

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Mother’s Day 1958
Gordon Levy, Deborah Levy, Carolyn Levy, Geraldine Martin Levy

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Mother’s Day 1958
Gordon Levy, Carolyn Levy

I remember playing with those yard games – what fun! 

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Mother’s Day 1958
Sig Levy, Loraine Gunzendorfer Levy
Deborah Levy, Carolyn Levy

This is pretty much how my grandparents always dressed – Sig in a suit and Loraine always, always in a dress.  And this was in the backyard of their home.  I wish I could remember them in some other type of clothing as this looks so uncomfortable.

And later that year, it looks like we visited Yosemite and played in the snow.  As a family growing up in San Jose (= no snow), this must have been a pretty exciting time for two little girls.

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Yosemite Snow 1958
Deborah Levy, Geraldine Martin Levy, Carolyn Levy

Wow, that’s a lot of snow! 

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Yosemite Snow 1958
Carolyn Levy

And at some point in 1958, we went to Family Camp.  I wrote a bit about Family Camp here

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Family Camp 1958
Miss America Debbie

Looks like it was crazy hat night.  I wonder who made my hat?

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Family Camp 1958
Carolyn Levy, Deborah Levy, and ?????

Those are some pretty crazy hats!  But who is the mystery person on the right?  Anyone, anyone?


  1. Oh my - those hats! What? No Monopoly? No Twister? It looks like your parents invented a fun activity for you girls and the mystery guest.

  2. I love these! I do remember my father wearing a tie to our birthday parties and all the little girls in fancy party dresses. Can you imagine that today?

  3. What fun pictures and memories Debi!