For those who love old photographs, here are a few more to enjoy.
First, this is a photograph of my two big cousins, Jeff Lehrbaum and Beth Goldschlager. They are younger here than I would remember them. (I was probably younger than two when this was taken.) I don’t know where this was taken, but I love how young and innocent they both look. Beth and I used to compete for Jeff’s attention; she would point out that she was closer to him in age, but I would respond that I lived closer by and saw him more often. Here I see how those extra two years gave her a headstart.
Here is one of Barry and Karyn Kenner with their father Irving. According to Barry, this was taken when they were visiting their grandmother, Betty Goldschlager Feuerstein, at her home in Levittown, New York. I love that I get a sneak peak into her home and its furnishings as well as a picture of my newly-found second cousins as children.
And here’s one of my aunt and uncle, Elaine and Phil Lehrbaum, canoeing somewhere, perhaps on their honeymoon. My aunt always would talk about how athletic Phil and his family all were, skating, swimming, biking, and, it seems, canoeing. She would tell funny stories of her attempts to compete with the Lehrbaums —or more accurately, her inability to compete. I think this photo captures that—she seems to be holding that paddle as if she had no idea of what to do with it and with no intention of using it.
Finally, one that’s of more recent vintage—probably around 1987—of three little cousins, my daughters Maddy and Rebecca surrounding their second cousin, Mark, Jody and Joel’s son. May they remain connected and always part of each other’s lives.
Thanks to Barry, Jody and Robin for these pictures.