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September 1, 2004

david & arthur & linda (then and now)

Filed under: — David Giacalone @ 2:29 pm


ancient snapshot

their last smiles

for the camera


                       dagosan  [Sept. 1, 2004]




Sept. 1, 2004


I’ve been missing my twin, Arthur, lately — wishing he lived nearby.  The

colorized 1951 portrait below, from just before out second birthday, might

be the last time any one could get us to smile for the camera (at least simul-

taneously).  As you can see, I am already a little reluctant.  Not much (heh)

had changed a half century later.


update: Sept. 2, 2004:  By popular demand, Big Sister Linda (who is also

missed a lot, but emails much more than my ex-womb-mate) joins the photo



update (Sept. 24, 2004): Back home from a rare visit with both siblings (Mom and Dad, too),

I offer two more family photos below.  As you’ll see, I was not in charge of choosing the pictures.



twins ties2

[according to Mom: David on the left, and Arthur, Jan. ’54

those are our first and last bow ties!]


twins nov51

[arthur, david, 1951]



twins 2001

[arthur, david, 2001]




[david, linda, arthur, 1951]



[arthur, linda, david, 2004]

(Ed. Note: this one keeps me humble; when did Big Sister stop aging?)





[linda, lissa (arthur’s irrepressible daughter), david, 2001]



with james and lissa Sep04

[james, david, lissa, 2004]


– check out Lissa & James go pumpkin shopping

– and Live & Love with Lissa & James –




p.s. Hey, Mama G., thanks for taking the pictures, even

when we weren’t cooperating.  And, thanks for saving them

(and remembering which twin was which).


 twins swingers . . . Arthur & David, 1953 . . . swing set

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