I'm willing to admit that there have been times when I've stolen and eaten my children's Halloween candy. Better for them not to have all those sweets, I figure. I have also been sampling the big bag of Costco candy bars we're going to hand out, to double check it for freshness.
Terrific song by Life in a Blender, with a really cool film directed by Larry Fessenden. It is from their album "We Already Have Birds that Sing." And yes, that is Ken Meyer at the beginning of the film.
I have recently come by four boxes of my grandfather Bengt's carefully organized negatives. Here is a photo of him from the 1930s, found in one of the boxes. I am so excited to have these negatives, a link to a lost world.
My grandfather Bengt Paul was never seen without a camera around his neck. He was a journalist and a talented photographer. Thanks to my brother Tom and my Uncle Heye (excellent photographers themselves), I've got four boxes of Bengt's carefully organized negatives—thousands of them, from Berlin in the 1930s and '40s, and from Sweden afterwards in the '50s and '60s. Looks like an amazing project to explore them. Bengt usually developed his own photos. But I guess he did avail himself of photo shops now and again, as evidenced in these envelopes. The Spector's envelope must have been from a visit to his daughter Christa's family (my mom) in the Queen City.