Our first Christmas in the Redding house in 1969. Dorothy got the big gift that year, her own sewing machine. Lots of other great gifts and always amazing how much there was under the tree. Can’t ever remember an unhappy Christmas…
New Year’s Eve – 1966
Very nice shots of Mom and Dad dressed in their finest!
Christmas Eve / Christmas Day 1965
Christmas 1965 – Decorating the tree and living room, making cookies and opening gifts. Christmas was always grand and festive on Montauk Ave. A time when we could be in the living room. Chris would have been about 18 months. Ken was 6 and it was his turn to put the star up. Tom was 2 and Brian 4.
Dad made that tree for the outside and every year filled it with fresh greens. Mom always made spritz cookies. I remember those reindeer cookies. We thought they were special.
What a sport dad was. He bought mom an iron! He also bought mom an Oster blender. Wonder if she ever made a well-deserved Margarita with it? Chris got a Tyke Bike. –DAA
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Dad enjoying a peach
Great to see Dad enjoying the literal fruit of his labor. Yup, at one time he was younger than we are now! –SJA
I remember this car and I vaguely remember this video being shot. Uncle Bob always showed up with cool cars. –SJA
Mets vs. Cubs – August 22, 1964
I remember attending this game, with Dad, Uncle Mark and Bob but I don’t remember the game specifics. I do remember learning how to score a game from Uncle Mark. I had never seen that done before.
This was the year of the brand new Shea Stadium opening along with the Worlds Fair. It was a big deal. During the game, Uncle Mark bought us Mets pennants to wave and you can see up walking out with them in this video. Wow! That was a big deal. [the date of this game was originally listed in error as Aug. 2]
Sprinkler fun at the Loretan’s
Nothing too exciting in this one, but at least it is another view from the old neighborhood. The only one I recognize is Kenny.
Backyard Water Park at Montauk Ave.
A cute little video of Dad spraying us with the hose in the backyard of Montauk Ave. Notice the beautiful rose garden in the background. I think the participants are Steve, Bob, Ken and Brian. Not sure of year. Hard to believe Dad was allowing this on his beautiful lawn….
This is a long one, but worth it. All the boys had matching pajamas for Christmas courtesy Grandma Schottman. The caps were made for pinheads, but otherwise they were great![Read more…] about Christmas 1962
More turkey carving and being thankful… Mom and Dad always put together a fun day. Also in this film, a demonstration of how we videotaped our favorite shows back in the day…
Mets vs. Cardinals at Polo Grounds
This post has an updated version of the video that DOES not have the bottom of the frame cropped off.
And there used to be a ballpark where the field was warm and green….
Steve, Alan Lustig, Alan’s father and Dad went to the Polo Grounds for a Saturday doubleheader. I know it was a Saturday doubleheader because I remember the 3 of us drove to Port Washington to pick up Dad on the way to the game. He worked half days on Saturday. Date of games is July 7, 1962.