Thursday, November 21, 2013

happy birthday, pop

My dad may have been the quiet, studious one in the family, but when it came time to take a group photo, he was usually the biggest goofball. Can you spot him?

family

Here he's just a baby, and in danger of sliding off the settee.
Baby Joseph & John Massimo Periale, c. 1925

Copping a studly pose on the beach.
Joseph & James at the beach, c. 1935

As he got older he was usually behind the camera, but at my uncle's house he got corralled into a group photo on the front stoop
unclejimshouse

One of my favorite photos of him, taken by my mom, while they honeymooned in Nassau.
dad-honeymoon

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