June 30th, 2001


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I scanned some of the old family photos and spent some time looking at them. Scanning at 300 dpi really brings out the detail in the smaller ones. It's fascinating to see pictures of my grandfather as a young man and my father as a child, and then see pictures of them over the course of their lives. In the case of my grandmother, I only have pictures from about a five year period, so I don't get that same sense. Of course, this is all on my father's side of the family. The albums with pictures of my mother's family, as well as our family growing up, I didn't bring back from Lethbridge. Later for those. We also have a lot of 35 mm slides from the 50s and 60s, but I expect most of those are completely faded by now.

Watched O Brother, Where Art Thou? tonight. This is the most recent from the Coen brothers and based loosely -- very loosely -- on Homer's Odyssey. I liked it, but I think this is one of those movies that needs a second viewing. I know I enjoyed The Big Lebowski a lot more the second time around.

I don't know for certain, but I suspect that a sullen gecko was glowering at us from his terrarium as we watched the video. Oh well, he will get over being recaptured.

A few old family photos...

My father and grandfather around 1921.

My grandmother, uncles, father and great-grandmother around 1926 (person in car unknown).

Clockwise from left: my sister, grandfather, father, brother and me in 1954.

My father and me, mid-1990s.