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The World, When It Was In Black and White. Posted on 10/18/2001.

My parents are cleaning out their current home, preparing for a move to a new condominium (which I'm going in on with them). Such events lead to rummaging through strata of personal memories. On a dig, my dad uncovered this:

John, Barbara, my Mom, my Dad (Memorial Day, 1961)

I wonder what my dad was looking at...

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Well, if there was ever any mystery about how you turned out so handsome, this clears up *that* point. You are the spitting image of your father, but you've got your mother's smile. Cool find!
Posted by TheBrad @ 10/19/2001 08:00 AM PST [link to this comment]

yes, you definitely look like your dad overall, but with a good blend of your mother.
Posted by denise @ 10/19/2001 09:01 AM PST [link to this comment]

What a sweet son you are to put the pic of your parents here...
They were, and are, a good looking couple...
Aunt M.
Posted by M.E. @ 10/19/2001 11:47 AM PST [link to this comment]

you definitely have your dad's eyes
Posted by victor @ 10/19/2001 01:01 PM PST [link to this comment]

In retrospect, I think I may have caught a glimpse into a beautiful future with that cute little gal at my side.

So far it's been over forty years (and counting) with two studly sons (no more counting) to show for the effort.
Posted by BJMe @ 10/20/2001 05:15 PM PST [link to this comment]

Peter, you simply *must* grow a moustache like your dad's.
Posted by matt @ 10/21/2001 12:33 AM PST [link to this comment]

Can we have a photo of you, Peter, for comparison?
Posted by Jeff @ 10/21/2001 06:56 AM PST [link to this comment]

I once did. In college. It wasn't pretty. No.

(in the quaint "original" peterme site design style)
Posted by peterme @ 10/21/2001 11:27 AM PST [link to this comment]

Wow! It's all in the eyes. Both your mother and father have the eyes!
Posted by -challis @ 10/23/2001 10:52 PM PST [link to this comment]

What I wanna know is why your dad looks like Norm McDonald (and why I can't tell if I should be freaked by the similarity or swooning over it).
Posted by Debra Hyde @ 10/26/2001 07:57 PM PST [link to this comment]

Great picture. The first in a series of two - it really changes the page! No more pure theory and weblogging! It's so, personal or something!

You wonder what your Dad is looking at, I wonder what your Mom is looking like. Two intense but pleasant folks. Pleasant might be too light a word for your Mother's look. And dashing might be a better word for your Dad in that picture. The picture of him in the tophat on his web page today bears some resemblance too. Nice find!
Posted by Justin Hall @ 11/07/2001 02:01 PM PST [link to this comment]

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