The Family Album continued

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.

Jeff and Beth c. 1954

Jeff and Beth c. 1954

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.

Barry, Irving and Karyn Kenner

Barry, Irving and Karyn Kenner

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.

Phil and Elaine Lehrbaum

Phil and Elaine Lehrbaum

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.

Maddy, Mark and Rebecca

Maddy, Mark and Rebecca

Thanks to Barry, Jody and Robin for these pictures.

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3 thoughts on “The Family Album continued

  1. Love your comments Amy. Interesting to read it from your childhood point of view. In my mother’s defence, there was another picture of her alone in the canoe where she was actually paddling. Maybe my father taught her something. That was probably the extent of her athletic ability except for golfing when she was older.

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    • OK, send me that one, and I will publish it with an apology!! 🙂 I just have these great memories of her stories about your athletic Lehrbaum aunts and uncle and how she would imitate how they would encourage her to join them on the skating rink. I guess you and Jeff got your athletic genes from your father!

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