Christmas Past

I have a cold, so I’m going to go curl up and binge watch Homeland or something. In the meantime, I give you a few shots from my childhood home in Huntington, LI in the 70’s. This is my mother and our dog, Jennet. God, my mother looks like a teenager. This was 1972, so she was 38, but I’d believe it if someone told me she was 20 in this picture.

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This is my brother Douglas. Please note the box that says Odyssey in the upper left hand corner. This was a very early home video game. I just googled it. It was the first home video game. I think this shot was from 1973.

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My brother Peter in a sling. I don’t remember what happened! Please note the 70’s hair styles my brothers had.

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That’s my first love, Chris Baker, and a high school friend named Joanne. That is also the piano I learned to play on. All that music must be mine because I was the only one who ever played. Sigh. I miss having a piano in the house, but not terribly. I didn’t play much when I had one.

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Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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4 thoughts on “Christmas Past

  1. I can definitely see resemblance to your mom! Belated Happy T-Day, spent mine alone with my dogs (had family gathering last weekend).

  2. The next time Finney gives you one of those looks that says “Why did you bring this thing [Bleecker] into our peaceful household?”, just show him a picture of your beautiful Jennet and say, “See? I could have brought in one of these instead. You got off easy.”

    Your brothers look like they could have been teen-age heartthrob sitcom stars of the Seventies! Y’know, like next door neighbours of The Partridge family.

    Belated Happy Thanksgiving. I hope your cold is getting better.

  3. I’m going to tell them you said that, Nora!

    My cold is still raging, although I don’t have a fever or feel as achey. But it’s not gone, damnit! I haven’t left the house in two days!

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