June 1963 - Laurie Ekwall Birthday Party

25 April 2011 09:12 PM CDT


Today we’re looking at my mother’s birthday party in June, 1963 (hi, mom!). My grandfather (Kenneth Ekwall) took these pictures using what appears to be black and white 120/220 negative film.

A couple of these pictures really stick out to me. Take a look at the cake - such a work of art! If I’m looking at it correctly it appears to be shaped like a merry-go-round. So cool! Also, I like the picture of my mom digging through her wardrobe. She’s definitely got a “you caught me!” look on her face. And, she looks a lot like I looked at that age.

I’m sure my mother will look at these pictures and say “oh, I loved that outfit!” That’s generally the first thing she says when she sees pictures from her childhood :)

1963 06 Kenneth Ekwall - Laurie Ekwall Birthday Party

1963 06 Kenneth Ekwall - Laurie Ekwall Birthday Party

1963 06 Kenneth Ekwall - Laurie Ekwall Birthday Party

1963 06 Kenneth Ekwall - Laurie Ekwall Birthday Party

1963 06 Kenneth Ekwall - Laurie Ekwall Birthday Party

1963 06 Kenneth Ekwall - Laurie Ekwall Birthday Party

Finally, here’s a map of where these pictures were taken.