|Robert and Raymond, 1959|
Robert (left) and his elder brother Raymond.
My maternal cousins Robert and Raymond stop playing in the snow long enough to have their photograph taken.
The photo is date stamped “FEB 1959”, but it could be anytime from December 1958 to February 1959.
On the street in front of my cousins' home in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada.
This photo is part of a group of outdoor snapshots taken at my Aunt Madeleine and Uncle René’s home. Based on those images, it must have been a nice, clear, but cold winter day. My Mom and I (and presumably my Dad) were visiting for a few days, and since the weather was good, someone suggested taking pictures.
I just love this wonderful photo, because it shows my cousins when they were young, fun and full of mischief. My family lived about 1½ - 2 hours from Kirkland Lake, so it wasn’t too difficult for Mom and Dad to pack me (and later my sister and brother) into our car and make the journey to see our out-of-town relatives. We always had a good time with my Aunt and Uncle and their brood of eight children: Richard, Michel, Raymond, Robert, Jean-Paul, Lise, Patrick and Gérard.
Copyright © 2013, Yvonne Demoskoff.