A Look into the Past

I found an old album of my sister’s. (She died five years ago, would have turned 65 in June 12th). She saved everything: newspaper articles, photos…this photo is of Louis and Allen Ginsberg, father and son poets from my hometown of Paterson, NJ. My father took the picture at an event around 1969 at the Alexander Hamilton Hotel. Louis and Allen read from their works and there was a reception later.

Allen Ginsberg reading. Louis was a good friend of my parents. He was an English teacher at Central High in Paterson. His poems are quite different than his son’s.

A joyous picture of my sister Jane also my my Dad. This album has a lot of treasures in it.

I’ve been in a dry period art wise. The new job is intense and they have me working three nights til 8 PM. I dismantled my art room to give to my daughter who moved home after a breakup. Still haven’t set myself back up.

Birdy relaxing in what was my studio.

I promise I will do some art work soon (Kerfe, this is for you). Just wanted to touch base and say hello.


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16 responses to “A Look into the Past”

  1. Evelyn Flint says :

    Lovely old photos and memories – the photo of your sister is wonderful…


  2. sheldonk2014 says :

    It always good to check in
    I had been saying that I haven’t seen you both in a while………now work that’s a whole other animal that needs close consideration
    Sheldon Yoursly


  3. Susan Feniak says :

    Such a joyful photo of your sister. A nice keepsake to have.

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  4. Claudia McGill says :

    Glad to hear your voice. Hang in there.


  5. LuAnne Holder says :

    What a treasure.


  6. kirkistan says :

    Those shots of the Ginsbergs are great. Did you see the movie “Paterson”? I loved it.


  7. Sharon Mann says :

    What a wonderful tribute to your beautiful sister…a real blast from the past. So good to hear from you Nina and all the best to Kerfe.


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