The End.

Today’s scrapbook discovery is this card I received years ago. You can tell I love it because of all the pinholes – a roadmap or sorts showing how many times I’ve pinned and repinned it on a bulletin board. Good message.

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Yearbooks.

Today’s scrapbook discovery includes all three of my high school yearbooks. Dust and all. Do schools even publish yearbooks anymore?

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First Apartment

Today’s scrapbook discovery is a photo I found of my first post-college apartment. It was taken in 1982 in Chicago – where I was unemployed but with a view of the lake and was still feeling like I was on top of the world. Photo highlights: milk bottle crates, mattress on floor, bedside alarm clark, the case to the right…

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Bent But Not Broken

Today’s scrapbook discovery is a black and white photograph taken by my late brother, Kevin. Those of you who have known me a long time know that Kevin was a pretty well-known photographer in the U.S. during the eighties and nineties. He died in 2000 of brain cancer. This is a photo Kevin took when he was still a teenager…

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1950.

Today’s scrapbook discovery is from 1950 (long before my time!). I found this in a box of my parent’s keepsakes – so it was taken two years after they were married. It’s their “first” television – and it had a note written by my father that said, “$10 down, $5 a week.” Curious, I Googled to find out what other…

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Siblings.

Today’s scrapbook discovery is in honor of National Siblings Day. We were obviously well-trained to jump into proper formation when the cameras came out.

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Masters.

Today’s scrapbook discovery seems appropriate to share for two reasons – it’s of a 5-year-old Kevin (the best hint as to his age is that the shirt he is wearing is part of his kindergarten uniform – I still remember!) and my father standing on the putting green at my dad’s club in Fremont, Nebraska. With the weekend’s Masters –…

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Spring Sunshine.

Today’s scrapbook discovery is this photo of my mom – heading to my the confirmation of my brother, Kevin in the spring of 1964. Spring in Chicago is slow to arrive this year – so this photo is loaded with promise of good things to come. It’s also loaded with the memory of so many good things that have been.

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Bad Habits

Today’s scrapbook discovery is proof that bad eating habits start early in life. That’s a 14-year-old me enjoying my nightly bowl of ice cream. Delicious memories. But boy – do I wish my parents encouraged me to love fruit!

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Golden Arches.

Today’s scrapbook discovery is from what I remember being my first visit to a McDonalds – circa early 1960s in Omaha, Nebraska. That’s my mom in the dark cardigan standing next to my Aunt Margaret and Uncle Jack. Cousins John and Linda are sitting on the right. And – if you look closely on the left – you can see…

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