At the time of Tommy’s birth, his mom and I were living in a miniscule apartment over a dilapidated garage on Grand View Blvd. on the west side of Los Angeles near Mar Vista. In the picture below, Tommy and I are watching TV in that tiny apartment.
The photo was taken in June of 1969 when I was 20 years old and Tommy was 2½ months. The photo had been buried at the bottom of an old cigar box until a few days ago. I came across it while going through some old memorabilia: high school notebooks, boy scout badges, an ancient pocket knife, a baseball from Little League, several non-functioning watches, and other artifacts from what seems like another lifetime.
While going through that cigar box, I also discovered some photos of Tommy that were taken in Point Richmond when we were living there in 1971. I plan to post some of those photos on this blog soon.