I'm currently experiencing some techinical difficulties. First my pretty pink laptop didn't want to play no tunes anymore... and naturally this happened only an hour before I was cheduled to dj in a party for three hours. :( Yep, that's just my luck! I've converted nearly every album I own on that computer so that I don't have to carry all my records with me all the time and it has over a year of music (if played non-stop), all organized in lists of dj-able and other songs. And it's not playing any.
I managed to dj that evening with a quickly gathered set of records and everyone seemed to have a good time dancing and fooling around. But I'm still soooo frustrated... all my pics of vintage expo finds and other things I've wanted to post about are there on that computer and there's no easy way to get anything out of it. Yes, I let the boys try to fix it... and now the situation is from bad to worse.
So, while I'll try to find a way to get my precious files out of that machine here's a piece of my family history...
That youngster on the left is my dad, visiting some relatives in Pori by the seaside. (That picture is from the early 60's.) On the right, wearing a swimsuit is his uncle, a very promising young gymnast who died during WWII. I guess that picture is from early 40's. He was also a musician, playing in different dance bands in the late 30's and early 40's. They have the same name (my dad was named after his late uncle) and there's also a strong family resemblance there. (Although I don't think dad was ever in That Good Shape...)
Speaking of my dad... there's also this picture I love from the 60's. He's looking so hip and cool in this picture (look at those tinted lenses)! And I love the colors of this photo! That girl sitting on his lap is my mom. Unfortunately she's just moved her head a bit and the picture of her is a bit unfocused. Very cute couple!