[RP] February '57. No notes from Dad on this one, but the date was on the print.
[BP] February '57. Grace conducting while Randy shakes the maracas.
[BP] Jan '57. Talk about a ham posing! This book was one of his Christmas gifts - forgot to note who gave him each gift. Gads! We always had a room full donated largely by his doting relatives!
Caught in the Act
[BP] Feb '57. Randy didn't eat much, but he always liked to raid the frig.
Didn't Even Notice the Cold
[BP] February '57. Mrs Steubinger, her two daughters, and Randy. [RP] Mrs Steubinger was our next door neighbor and my preschool teacher. Her daughter Anne was my girlfriend.
[BP] March '57. We were going to a formal dance at the Club. Randy is ready for bed.
[BP] Outside our quarters. Randy looks like a good batter. I got him the bat with misgivings.
Loving the Outdoors
[BP] April '57. Randy and a friend on the ice pack in the harbor.
[BP] Road near Stephenville (where Ernest Harmon AFB was located). That's Randy in the picture.
Showing Mary Anne My Weaponry
[BP] April '57. Randy saying bye to Anne Steubinger before going on a big game hunt.
[BP] Randy is going to David Grow's birthday party.
[BP] Randy showed early signs of playing his guitar.
Exploring Snow-Free Newfoundland
[BP] July '57, Newfoundland roadside. We take Sunday rides as often as possible. Grace stops again to pick some more flowers. They didn't last long.
[BP] July '57. Another Sunday drive, but the roads were terrible. Grace, Randy, Anne Steubinger and friend picking berries - blue berries I think.
Thank You Dad!
[BP] July '57 outside our quarters at Harmon AFB. It was crazy, but we took the old swing set with us. Randy still likes to swing. The old DeSoto made it back. [RP] I don't know how they did that, since Dad's note implies they didn't ship it. Either way, just another example of the lengths they went to to make sure I was happy.
[BP] August '57. Randy and Anne Steubinger. Don't remember, but I think we just took her along on a Sunday ride.
Newfoundland Coastal Cliffs
[BP] August '57 along the Newfoundland seashore. We are on another picnic. Randy scared the hell out of me climbing around. [RP] I scared myself too. One of my early memories is looking over the cliff into the deep swirling water.
[BP] August '57, same picnic. I'm in the green shirt.
At the Beach This Time
[BP] August '57, on another Sunday picnic with the same friends. Lower ground this time.
[BP] August '57, same picnic. While on the outing, Randy decides he's going to chop down a tree.
[BP] September '57 in the Newfoundland countryside. Randy poses with a fly trap flower he found. [RP] I remember Newfoundland as a wonderful, amazing place in the summer. A lot different from Laredo.
Ernest Harmon AFB, Now Newfoundland Airport
[BP] September '57 at Ernest Harmon AFB. Here I am when I came to get Grace and Randy after Sunday school.
[BP] September '57. Grace and Randy back from Sunday School going into our front door.
Compulsive Rock Tossing
[BP] September '57, Newfoundland countryside, on another drive. Another shot of Randy picking up rocks to throw. [RP] Among the things that Dad left for me was a small plastic bag of rocks from Newfoundland - probably from this trip. He was quite aware of my fascination with rocks and compulsion to throw them at any chance I got. This is one of the memories I have of this fantastic and foreign countryside.
[BP] Harmon AFB, October '57. This is the first shot of Randy going to kindergarten. I think Grace was about to cry. Randy is carefree of course, He's showing off.
[BP] October '57. Grace gets Randy seated and is pointing out the teacher.
Getting to Know the Girls
[BP] October '57. Randy's kindergarten class. Naturally, he is next to Anne Steubinger. The cute blond on his right is new.
At the Officer's Club
[BP] October '57 at the Harmon AFB Officer's Club. Captain and Mrs Steubinger sat with us. Grace really looked good.
Last Party in Newfoundland
[BP] December '57. Robert and Liz Thomas and little Robert. They invited us for supper. It was our last party on Newfoundland. Randy is showing off.