Hard to believe 2022 is coming to a close. I was born in 1974, and our twin girls were born in 2014, so I’ve been mentally tracking their childhood experiences and comparing them to mine, 40 years ago.
Not sure if this pic is from 1982, but it’s definitely from the early 1980s. (I’m the older brother at right.)
They don’t make haircuts or shirts like that anymore!
Or, for that matter, steamships—we are aboard the S.S. Naushon, which, until 1988, was the last commercially operating steamship on the Eastern seaboard:
So, that’s one way things have changed. (My Vineyard peeps can find many more pix of the old ferry boats at my Facebook page about them.)
This week, we are spending the holiday break at home with my wife’s parents, visiting from the Chicago area—and the kids are having a great time with Grandma and Grandpa.
I am reluctant to post pictures of the kids on the Internet—smart move, Dad!—but there are lots on my personal Facebook page. If you friend me there, and you’re not a scammer, camgirl or blatant sociopath, I’ll typically accept.
But I have no problem with posting silly pictures of me, like the one atop this column that the kids took and manipulated on their iPad.
I’m continuing to enjoy posting my daily thoughts on this blog and I appreciate the folks who check them out—for whatever they’re worth!
See you in 2023!