In addition to the wonderful and often fun photos Sam Finkelstein took, he often showed his humor in writing, especially in the captions under the photos he took of his family and then organized in albums he maintained.
As I, Sheila, went through albums, I came across the sequence on the next two pages. Romantic Sam comes through in this sequence below and brings loving smiles of remembrance to my face. Title and captions follow under the photos are Sam's. Given the last caption, I suspect I took the photos while Sam was at work and I visited former neighbors who had moved to California and had come back to visit other friends locally (in NY). Barbara was born around the same time as our older son Joe, 22 months old in these photos taken in 1964.
A REKINDLED SUMMER ROMANCE - Joey and Barbara
Joey, I'm so glad to see you.
Open up, Barbara. It's your Teddy Bear.
I got the keys to Daddy's car. Let's go!
Hi Mister. What's your name?
Why don't you answer my girl? You're rude!
I ought to knock you down for that!
She loves me; she loves me not.
Joey, when are you coming to California?
As soon as I save some money for Joey's car.
Joe, stop acting like a silly adult!
C'mon, Joey. Let's go inside and continue our romancing
and get away from your mommy with her snoopy camera.
Words and Photography - ©Samuel Marvin and Sheila Finkelstein
For the Story of Robbie, Young Artist at Work, see Rob Story1