Here is a photograph from the Seaver/Carringer family photograph collection provided by my mother from 1988 to 2002:
Who is the little boy with a very cool looking chapeau? Well, that's little Randy Seaver toddling around smelling flowers and looking for bugs to catch. Isn't that a really great hat? Is it a sailor's hat? My father was in the U.S. Navy at the time. I wonder where the hat went?
The backyard and greenhouse was a wonderful place for a little boy to play. It was safe and enclosed (the block I grew up on was between two busy streets), had a variety of things to watch and do (several ponds and bird baths, lots of plants and bushes to check out, plenty of bugs to catch, torture and release, birds to watch, and several cats to chase and pet.