A Photo Album for My Cousin Arthur

My beloved aunt Anna Grace passed away several years ago, but before she died I promised I’d look out for her son Arthur, who has some trouble making his way in the world. He lives in Menlo Park, CA, just an hour away from San Francisco, so my husband Richard and I visit him, help him with errands and usually take him out to lunch at his favorite restaurant. When my sister Terri was going through some family photographs she found a number of Anna and Arthur, so I made him a little photo book. Here are some of the photos, which I scanned before I sent.

Anna in the 1940s?

Anna Ginzler – 1940s?

 

Anna, Freddy and Arthur as a baby

Anna Trachtenberg, Freddy Trachtenberg (Arthur’s father) and Arthur as a baby

 

Anna and Arthur as a baby (1)

Anna and Arthur as a baby (1)

 

Anna and Arthur as a baby (2)

Anna and Arthur as a baby (2)

 

Anna and Arthur as a baby (3)

Anna and Arthur as a baby (3)

 

Arthur in 1957 - 1 year old

Arthur at 1 year old – 1957

 

Arthur  - school portrait? - 1966

Arthur – school portrait? – 1966

 

Arthur at the beach - 1966

Arthur at the beach – 1966

 

Anna - 1971

Anna – 1971

 

Anna worked at Marine World in Vallejo, CA in the 1970s (now Six Flags Discovery Kingdom) and Arthur was part of a staged event there: he volunteered to feed a dolphin, “fell in,” and was given a life jacket and towed to shore by the dolphin.

Arthur at Marine World (1)

Arthur at Marine World (1)

 

Arthur at Marine World (2)

Arthur at Marine World (2)

 

Arthur at Marine World (3)

Arthur at Marine World (3)

 

Arthur's high school ID card

Sequoia High School ID card in San Mateo, CA – 1970-71

 

Anna in front of Rodin sculptures in Paris

Anna in front of Rodin sculptures in Paris – 1997?

 

Anna in her garden

Anna in her garden in San Mateo, CA – 1999

 

A portrait

A portrait of Anna – 2001?

 

Anna was a great lady, and Arthur and I miss her a lot!

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