1944: My Mom and Dad's wedding picture
1951: Where I grew up in Virginia
From the age of 2, I lived Chesterbrook, Virginia, in a little group of houses
built for returning veterans buying homes on the GI Bill. These houses were
surrounded by forests and old farms, but within 20 years all traces of rural
Virginia had vanished. Chesterbrook wasn't really a town, but there was a
school (for white kids), two churches right next to each other (one for white
people, one for black people), an old-fashioned general store, and a gas
station. The nearest actual town was McLean, which had a supermarket, a feed
store, and two gas stations. The farms in the area were both black and white,
so despite official segregration in school and church, black and white kids
played together and the farm families knew and helped each other out.
1951: My Grandfater and my Uncle Pete
My grandfather and uncle Pete in 1951, when Pete visited him in
1952: My Grandmother
1968: Me as a Columbia student
1972: My Mom and Frank Rider
My Mom and Frank Rider in 1972, shortly after they first got together.
1974: 103rd Street
Judy and I lived at 308 West 103rd Street from 1969 to 1976.
1974: Mama Lori and Floyd
Our delayed honeymoon in Europe in summer 1975.
1975: Christmas at Adee Avenue
Christmas at the Scotts' at 1245 Adee Avenue in the Bronx.
1976: My brother Dennis in California
In 1976 we went to California to see my mom and brother; I hadn't seen
them since 1962 or 63.
1976: Christine and Henry's wedding
1976: (and 1977) Waiting for Peter (118th Street)
We moved from our 1-bedroom apartment on 103rd Street to a bigger place
on 419 West 118th Street in 1976 to have room for little ones.
1977: Peter is born
1977: Peter comes home
Thanksgiving 1977 at Christine and Henry's house in Hastings on Hudson, NY,
at 118th Street, and at Peacock Park (the churchyard at St John the Divine).
1977: 118th Street, November
1978: 118th Street, winter
1978: Long Beach, California, Dennis in hospital
In February 1978 my brother Dennis discovered that what he thought was
a bad case of indigestion was cancer, and went in the hospital and had
surgery right away to try to remove it. We flew out to be with him.
1978: 118th Street, Peter & Jude
1978: Father's Day, Hastings (great aunts & uncles, etc)
A big gap in my photos is all the huge Scott/Wilson extended family
get-togethers. I once had millions of photos of these occasions but now
I have only one roll, from Father's Day, 1978, at Christine and Henry's
house in Hastings on Hudson.
1978: 118th Street, Uncle Pete
My uncle Pete (real name Daniel da Cruz), who is my father's brother, visited
us in June 1978.
1978: 118th Street, Judy runs, Peter stands
1978: Around the neighborhood
Pictures in the apartment and neighborhood, July 1978.
Our first trip to Kinapic, a little bunch of cottages on the shore of Lake
Kezar near Lovell, Maine, owned by Henry's family -- his dad, Irving Deutsch
and his mom Marion, his sister Eugenia and her husband Bernie, and Henry
himself and Christine. I'm not sure exactly what the business arrangements
were, but anyway we went up there almost every summer for 2-3 weeks for 10
years. Our first trip was was in July 1978, when Peter was 9 months old.
1978: Vermont: Peter at construction site
After Kinapic we visited Peter and Jude in Burlington, Vermont, and
tagged along to Peter's construction site (in those days he had his
own business building houses).
1978: Burlington VT, Abernethy's, Pearl Street
Visiting Peter and Jude, who lived in a 5th-floor walkup in the Abernethy
department store building on Pearl and Church Streets in Burlington. Their
apartment was on the top floor and had turrets, secret rooms, huge rooms full
of centry-old department store junk like cast-iron wood stoves, and a ladder
up to the roof where you could watch Northern lights at night. Since
Abernethy's was the tallest building in Burlington then (besides the church)
you could also fly kites from the roof; they would sail out over the town.
1978: Peter's 1st birthday
Peter's first birthday, October 7th, 1978, at 118th Street.
1979: Peter meets Emily
Peter meets Emily, January 1979.
At home, February 1979.
1979: David is born
First cousin David is born, February 1979.
1979: 118th Street, Adee Avenue
At 118th Street and Adee Avenue, April 1979.
1979: At Willie Netter's
At Willie Netter's, June 1979. I think Willie Netter is Sylvia's husband.
Sylvia and Pearl are the daughters of Mama Lori's big sister Lou, therefore
Grandma's first cousins. Willie and Sylvia had a daughter Phyllis, who had a
daughter Sharon. Unfortunately I can't find pictures of any of them except
Sharon. I once saw Willie sit down at the piano and play just like Teddy
Wilson or Art Tatum.
1979: Peter at the study window
At home, June 1979.
August 1979. From Kinapic, we drove across New Hampshire to Vermont to visit
Peter and Jude in their new house outside Starksboro. We also visited Peter's
brother Donnie in Marshfield.
1979: East Campus construction
In Fall 1979 we could watch out our window as the apartment buildings
at 118th and Morningside were demolished and then the East Campus dormitory
1979: Peter's first day of Baby School
1979: Peter and Emily in Central Park
Kathy and I take Emily and Peter to the boat pond in Central Park.
1979: Peter's 2nd birthday, Gang of 4
Thanksgiving at Christine and Henry's house, Hastings on Hudson
(before they moved to Dobbs Ferry), November 1979.
1979: At home
Peter at home, November 1979.
1979: Morningside Park
Morningside Park, November 1979.
1980: 118th Street, January
1980: 118th Street, April
118th Street, April 1980. Judy 7-8 months pregnant with Amy.
1980: The day before Amy
1980: Amy's debut (needs to be organized)
Amy is born! May 26, 1980.
1980: Amy comes home
Amy's debut, cont'd...
1980: Gang of 4 in Princeton
Gang Of Four at Jennifer's new house in Princeton.
1980: Big Bear, California
Bringing Amy to Big Bear, California, to meet Grandma Vivian and
Frank Rider, August 1980.
Disneyland, Anaheim, California, August 1980.
1980: Peter's 3rd birthday
1980: Jennifer's birthday party, Princeton NJ
Thanksgiving 1980, Christine and Henry's house, Hastings on Hudson.
1981: 118th Street, March
1981: Tompkins Hall
Tompkins Hall Nursery School, April 1981.
1981: Amy's 1st birthday
Vermont, August 1981.
1981: Amy goes to Baby School
1981: Peter's 4th birthday
1981: Judy's and Peter's races, Van Cortland Park
1982: Tompkins Hall
Tompkins Hall, May 1982.
1982: Tompkins Hall Picnic
1982: Amy's 2nd birthday
Amy's 2nd birthday, May 1982, at Adee Avenue.
1982: Amy's 2nd birthday
Amy's 2nd birthday, 118th Street.
1982: Judy's mini-marathon, Central Park
Vermont 1982, Hannah is born.
1982: Stephanie and Jennifer
Visiting Stephanie and Jennifer at their summer place in Tunxas, Connecticut.
1982: Peter's 5th birthday party
Thanksgiving 1982 at Christine and Henry's house, as always.
1982: Amy's Own Greenhouse School
1983: Blizzard of '83
1983: 118th St, May
1983: At Christine and Henry's house, May
1983: Peter's campus costume party
1983: Peter in Kindergarten
Peter goes to Kindergarten.
1983: ACT soccer league
ACT soccer league at St John the Divine, August 1983.
Teatown, September 1983, and Peter's 6th birthday, October.
1983: Peter's 6th birthday
Peter's 6th birthday, cont'd.
1983: 118th Street, October
Around the house, October 1983.
1983: Peter playing soccer in Riverside Park
1984: Amy's 4th birthday
1984: Judy's string quartet
1984: Amy and Peter on campus
Peter and Amy flying on campus, May 1984.
1984: Pow-wow at Bear Mountain
1984: Cape Cod
1984: Peter's nonstop 24-hour 7th birthday party
1984: Amy's dance class
1985: Amy's 5th bday
The Eskins, Ballston Spa, New York.
1986: Peter's second head gash
1986: Amy and Peter in daddy's office
1986: Easter at Big Bear
1986: Camping in California
1986: Sharks vs Bobcats, May 10, Riverside Park
1986: Amy's 6th birthday party
Amy's 6th birthday party, Barnard campus, May 1986.
Kinapic and Bath, Maine, August 1986.
1986: Rural Quebec and Vermont
1986: Peter's 9th birthday
1986: Amy's dance party
1987: Barbie gets a shampoo
1987: Vermont, Montreal, Eskins
1987: Amy's 7th birthday
1987: Amy: The Raiders, The Swimming Bunnies, The Wild Horses
1988: Peter: Wildcats
1988: Peter's PS 87 graduation
1989: Peter's 12th birthday (Jarod, Clark, Patrick)
1990: Northern California Coast, Oregon
1991: Plays: The Bells Are Ringing, South Pacific, Annie, ...
1991: Amy's PS 87 graduation
1994: Misquamicut, Rhode Island
1995: Peter's PAL award
Peter's NYPD award, 1995.
199x: Amy's soccer
Amy's soccer, different years.
199x: Vermont trips
Vermont trips, 1990s.
199x: Miscellaneous pics from 1990s
Random pics from the 1990s.