This second image, which I haven't seen in a few years, was always a favorite as a kid, primarily because I never could imagine my father riding a scooter. It just didn't mesh with his rather staid accountant's personality. Remember all of those Monty Python jokes about boring "chartered accountants" (the Brit equivalent of our CPA's)? I always thought my dad fit into that category. Time has revealed that he did have a slightly wild streak . . . although it's safe to say that a significant portion of my geek credentials were inherited from him! This photo gave me hope that for at least a brief moment in his early 20s my father was at least slightly cool.
Finally, here's an image of my father with his older brother, who had volunteered for Korea at the start of the war. I don't know the circumstances behind this 1952 meeting, but I'm guessing that they were both on leave and hooked up in El Paso for some fun. (My dad was stationed at Fort Bliss.) By the way, don't you just love the clothing of the 1950s!? I love the cut of the pants.