It has been 3 weeks since I’ve posted. Does anyone care? Yes. I do. My life feels fuller when I post. But it is an unfortunate characteristic of my personality (what 12-Steppers would call a Defect of Character) that I don’t always do what is good for me. In the interest of making this a better day … and at the risk of feeling like a social media trend follower … I thought I’d do a Throwback Thursday post with a picture of me from each decade of my life. It was not as easy as I thought. In my first two decades, the 40s and 50s, I was so darn cute it was hard to choose one photo. And beyond the 50s, as the primary photographer in the family, I don’t appear in most of the photos on my computer. But I was determined. Is it a bit narcissistic to post pictures of yourself? Sure, but sometimes, you gotta do what you gotta do to post. Here are seven decades of Older Eyes:
1946 – I think this was taken at my grandmother’s house before my Dad came home from the war. Don’t you love the hat? The car?
circa 1957 – That’s me, second from the left, hanging on to my brother. Between the clothes. the car and the old apartments, it reminds me of Our Gang
1966 – First car after graduating college, next to my parents’ house in East Haven. Notice my Dad’s Pontiac in the background.
1976 – My wife, Muri, and I headed to my sister’s wedding with our son, Aaron. My mutton chop years.
1986 Los Angeles Bud Light Triathlon – That’s me in the middle, coming out of the water and headed for my bike. An old guy deserves at least one vanity pic.
Somewhere in the 1990s – Older Eyes and his sister, Much Younger Eyes, and his brother, A Little Younger Eyes, outside the house where they grew up.
2003 – Dancing with my daughter at her wedding. The peak of my Dick Cheney look-alike years.
2013 – On Maui with Mrs. Eyes for her ??? Birthday. You don’t stay married almost fifty years giving away your wife’s age.
Life has been good to me.
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