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Friday, March 29, 2013

March 1967

March saw a tremendous amount of snow in Connecticut in 1967. Grampa took many pictures of the pristine beauty that was the magical backyard. 



If you look very carefully at the center of this photo, you can see my Grandparent's dog, Champ. He lived out in the old chicken coop and only came into the house on rare occasions. I remember my Grandma making the trek out there with his food and water. I was a bit afraid of Champ and looking back it seems unkind to leave a dog outside all the time. I am sure my grandparents loved him and I remember clearly the times when he was allowed to be in the house. He was a very obedient dog. 



This is me in 1978 with Champ. We never had a dog at home and it is pretty clear from my tentative attempt to pet Champ, that I had no idea what I was doing. 

Jennifer