It has been the Brown family tradition for 48 years to document each year’s passage with an annual holiday photo. Beginning in 1968, the year my parents got married, and continuing through the present day, you can watch as we’ve changed, made (bad) hair and fashion choices, and grown to include a fifth member. Below you will find our journey beginning with a picture of the house we grew up in (and my parents still live in to the present day).
At Nubble Lighthouse in Maine.
Me at Boston College and my sister at Boston University.
At Leslie and Bruce’s wedding.
At the George Eastman House.
Recreated from our 1980 picture.
At Pete’s Tree Farm in Chili, where we’ve gotten our tree ever since 1969.
I graduate from Geneseo.
Still my favorite picture of us.
At A Touch of Country Class in Churchville.
In Austin, TX. I was photoshopped in. A big deal for 1996!
Leslie graduates from Geneseo.
My least favorite picture of us… oh, the early 90s.
Look at how different I look between this year and the next.
Back to Sprucewood Nature Center.
In the greenhouse at Highland Park.
In the Fiero. I thought its flip up headlights were the coolest thing ever.
At the Sprucewood Nature Center.
Note that this is my Dad’s sweater’s second appearance (see 1979).
It’s a snow bunny.
We recreated this picture in 2006.
I arrive on the scene.
With one of my dad’s many horses, Flash.
Leslie is born.
Cricket’s brief appearance.
Listening to records on the hi-fi.