Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Stan and Randy at Christmas 1953 -- Post 818 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

 I can't help it, I can't do a wordless post! This is one of my favorite and most priceless family  photographs: 

This is a screen capture from a home movie taken at Christmas 1953 - the Davy Crockett year -- by my grandfather, Lyle Carringer.  Brother Stanley (age 7) and I (age 10) received green shirts, coonskin caps, BB guns, bandannas, chaps and probably cap pistols.  We were at our grandparents house on Point Loma in San Diego, and got all decked out and went outside to play.  In the image above, we are on Armada Terrace near the Harbor View Place intersection, with a tremendous view of San Diego Bay.

You can watch the home movie on YouTube at  It starts with my grandfather filming ships in San Diego Bay, then Stan and I frolicking at La Playa beach, then the Davy Crockett gear, and finally my father throwing the football to Stan and me.

This home movie is a part of my family history.  I received it from my mother in 1988 when I started my genealogy research, and digitized it in 2019 using the FOREVER service.


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