The family and friends picture album follows (all
images are optimized for 800x600 resolution [hopefully]). If there
are any pictures new this month, they are preceded with an *
Thumbnail sized pictures may be
brought up by clicking on one of the following four paths. They are
generally sorted by category, being; People, Places, and Things.
Also, new, is a catagory of Memorials. The thumbnails may be slow to
load, so don't be surprised if it takes a while before you get the
large, so takes a bit to load)
No special order to the following, so
skip back and forth as desired.
Mom, Dad, and Jerry. Composite
assembled from two pictures
Debbie, Nancy, and Jerry.
Enhanced from a Polaroid
Gabriel, Nancy, and Jason
strolling along the Redondo Pier (11-24-99)
Nancy, Gordon, Jason, David, and
Gabriel enjoying the pier (11-24-99)
Gabriel, Nancy, and Jason another
shot as they strolled along the pier (11-24-99)
Williamsons and Maatschs in
the late afternoon sun on the pier (11-24-99)
Debbie and Nancy in
front of the Chinese Theater entrance (11-25-99)
Maatschs and Gabriel in
front of ticket booth at the Chinese Theater (11-25-99)
David about Shirley Temple's age
when she left her imprints (11-25-99)
The Scorpion a view of the
Russian sub we toured (11-27-99)
Gordon entering one of the
small control areas in submarine (11-27-99)
Debbie and Gordon viewing
one of the more 'roomy' areas in the sub (11-27-99)
Debbie entering another area of
the sub (11-27-99)
Jason, Gordon, and me
taking a break at Long Beach Aquarium (11-27-99)
Mom, Dad, Jerry, and me.
Taken around 1943 We were all on vacation in Cheyenne with the
Mom, Dad, and Snoopy. Around
1943 In mom's garden in the back yard at 814 West Eighth Street.
Jerry. Wearing a formal
prior to a major highschool dance. Around 45-46
Jerry. When we lived at
814 West Eighth. Around 1945
Jerry and me. Probably
Jerry and me. Probably around
Jerry. Guess she was about
16 when this was taken
Jerry. Probably about 17
Nancy and Debbie. In 1955
This shot is one I will always remember, as I will the girls when
they were kids.
Mom and Aunt Ceile. About
1954 Photography was a new hobby with me then and I was always
bugging mom to take her picture.
Aunt Ceile about 1992 or
so This was her last formal photo before she died.
Cousin Enid and me in 1943
We were in the mountains near Cheyenne.
Enid and Roy in 1996 Nice
Grandma Richardson, Great
Grampa Jenkins, and Great Uncle Tom. Around 1943 Uncle Tom
Jenkins was grandma's brother.
Eight (count 'em)
cousins. Gathered for the funeral service for Uncle Louie and at
later the luncheon following (9-24-1999).
Girls at the lake.
Nancy, Theo, and Debbie. Taken when Theo was living with them.
Picture is dated Sept. 1967, but I think it had to be earlier than
Forsts at the lake.
Again at the lake. Debbie, Nancy, and Leon. Dated 1967, but as above,
almost certainly was earlier by several years.
Eight cousins again.
Just a different angle of the above.
Cousin Brett and his
girl friend, Janet. (9-24-1999).
Cousins Craig and Gary
Roy and Johnny
enjoying the company. (9-24-1999).
Cousins Don and
Enid, each side of Aunt Alberta. (9-24-1999).
Susan (Gary's wife)
and Cindy, enjoying a chat. (9-24-1999).
Uncle Louie's interment.
Cousin Bob Binstein, he
was probably 11 here.
Cousin Paul Binstein,
taken when the one above was, so guess he was about 7 then. I'll miss
this guy, we were good friends when we were kids together. 14 Feb
1942 -- 25 Jan 1998.
Me. Must have been about 10
A couple more of me as a kid, but I don't want to break the
computer by including them.
Looking east at my old
place of work. Rosman Research Station, North Carolina (as it
looked in spring, 1999). Pic 'borrowed' from the current function of
the old site (Pasgah Astronomical
Deputies getting ready for
business. Some of the guys from Lennox station about to jump into
a major confrontation - all went just fine.
Seiko at work. My ole
partner doing his thing these days at Lennox.
Leon and Friends. Only pic I
have of the very best friend I ever had, outside of my natural
family. Leon Forst is on the left, with two of his hunting buddies.
Army Days. Way back when,
stationed in Japan, this is the costume I wore.
Army Job. This is what I did
back in the army days. Actually, I didn't get to shoot the darned
things, I only kept the electronics working. I took this snapshot
during practice, shooting at a target aircraft.
My first car. Or rather, the
first car I bought without any help from the folks. 35 mpg on a bad
day, nimble as a motorcycle, and a top for the rainy days. 'Twas a
Triumph TR-3. What a blast.
Bob Binstein's Car. Or, what's
left of it after I tried to drive it to Las Vegas in August 1956.
Just out of the army, we were going to his place and I skidded out on
a turn near Victorville. It was a really cherry 1950 Ford, with
overdrive. Sand on the roadway, in a curve. Nuts! Bob was thrown out
the passenger door and we landed on the top. I thank the Lord for
Richardsons! Front row, Aunt
Zella, Grandma, Aunt Lucille. Back row, Aunt Alberta, Uncle Art, and
mom. Probably taken around 1952.
Fishing Summer 1953 at Leech
Lake, Minnesota. With the Forsts and my folks. This is me with a
Cuz's Bob and Paul, and me.
Taken around 1951 at Lake Mead.
Cuz's Cindy and Craig.
Probably around 1952 at the Flower Basket's back yard.
LA skyline from LAPD Central
Station. Rooftop parking lot in the middle of skid row. Sure
doesn't show what is at the street level:-( OCVD is the Organized
Crime and Vice Division parking signs.
Erotica LA 2000. Only pic
I have that is postable, taken during that sludge convention. This is
the command post. About 40 officers were out on the floor at the
time, with the management staffing the CP. Det. Steve Takashita, my
boss, is in the center.
Louise, June 24, 2000. Nice
day, everything going swell. Waldo is in her arms (our old veteran
Me, June 24, 2000. Just
standing there looking as good as an old fool can look. Duh.
Richardson Family. Wedding of
Reed Arthur Richardson. Front row: Billy (William Arthur) Blackburn
and his wife Melissa, Reg's grandson Zachary, Ryan Richardson, cousin
Sharon Blackburn, and her daughter Kim. Back row: Reg's daughter
Sherril, Bill Richardson, Julie Webster-Richardson, Reed, and cousin
Reggie. (photo courtesy of Reggie).
Louise and me at the Tropic of
Capricorn. When we lived 'Down Under'.
Louie, Lucille, Alzada. Taken
around 1986 when mom was getting ready to leave GI to go live with
Mom and me. When we went
through Nebraska in 1985, after returning from Australia.
Gus and me. What I like to do
everytime I hit GI. Bowl of chili and a cony at the Cony Island. Now,
Our Chalet. Or once was. Loved
living here, it was truely God's Country. Deep in the woods, almost
jungle - still dream about it.
Neighbor's house. Typical
housing up in the hills. Wouldn't mind having one now, to retire in.
Warning sign. After Jerry
died, we went to Hawaii to help me get my head back on straight. I
tended to ignore such signs.
Lava flow. No sweat, just
don't get in its way. I had a pretty big death wish back then.
Grandma Sharon, momma
Melissa, and Jessica. Blackburns new daughter, born September 5,
Daddy Bill Blackburn with
Jessica. Proud poppa is beaming. (photos courtesy of Bill).
Mitch Tsubaki about to get roughed up.
Deputies training with a friend, on 04-13-02.
If you want me to post more pictures and so forth, please
ask and it will be done. If I got 'em, you'll get 'em. Also, if you
have a picture you'd like scanned and put in here, or simply returned
to you as a computer hosted picture, please let me know because we
can do it.
That's about it for a brief summary of current status
and events. If you want to say hi, I can be reached at Ron
this line to bail out of here. Love you all immensely. Bye.
Last updated 04-14-02