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Blast from the Past, Ben's Childhood

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I like to scan in old slides during conference weekend.
Today I found a box of slides taken mostly by Ben's father.
He was a geologist and loved nature.
He died when Ben was 12.
I felt like I got to know him a little better by
seeing his pictures.
He often took his two children with him on his outings.
This photo was titled "Milkweed."
This slide was simply labeled, "Star Spring White Canyon."This slide was labeled "Crested Wheat."
Ben's father was a diabetic.
Ben has fond memories of carrying a candy bar for his father
In case he needed it.
He worked for the Bureau of Land Management,
and there are boxes of slides of plants, animals
and old Indian ruins in our basement.
This is the earliest photo I scanned in this morning.
Imagine a crib made before plastic.
This was Ben and his sister Judith in 1948.
I love this photo!
It was Judith's 8th birthday party.
She is 3rd from the right.
What if they had decided to make this photo "perfect"
And only include th…

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