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).
Our house built and purchased by my parents upon their marriage.
Listening to records on the hi-fi.
Cricket’s brief appearance.
Leslie is born.
With one of my dad’s many horses, Flash.
I arrive on the scene.
We recreated this picture in 2006.
It’s a snow bunny.
Note that this is my Dad’s sweater’s second appearance (see 1979).
At the Sprucewood Nature Center.
In the Fiero. I thought its flip up headlights were the coolest thing ever.
In the greenhouse at Highland Park.
Back to Sprucewood Nature Center.
Look at how different I look between this year and the next.
My least favorite picture of us… oh, the early 90s.
Leslie graduates from Geneseo.
In Austin, TX. I was photoshopped in. A big deal for 1996!
At A Touch of Country Class in Churchville.
Still my favorite picture of us.
I graduate from Geneseo.
At Pete’s Tree Farm in Chili, where we’ve gotten our tree ever since 1969.
Recreated from our 1980 picture.
At the George Eastman House.
At Leslie and Bruce’s wedding.
Me at Boston College and my sister at Boston University.
At Nubble Lighthouse in Maine.