I recalled a very small photo of my dad and my aunt at the beach.
My guess is that the picture is from the late 1940’s.
It’s a bit grainy because the original photo is quite small.
Dad is on the bottom left, and Aunt Esther is on the top right.
It’s a simple black and white snapshot but when I look at it I see my dad, aunt and their friends running at the beach and wading through the water.
I imagine the vibrantly colored swimsuits worn by my aunt and her friend, Angie. Highly stylish!
They climbed atop shoulders and laughed as they tried maintain their balance.
My dad and his friend (his name’s not known) probably boasted about who was strongest.
I think the other reason I enjoy this picture so much is that we don’t have many pictures of my dad at a young age.
For me this picture is rare and very precious.
It captures my dad and his sister as teenagers who were simply having fun.