Recently, my cousin sent me links to some wonderful old family photos. Here is my father with his mom and siblings taken in the mid 1930s - his father died in a coal mine accident about 10 years before this photo was taken:
This photo was taken in the same location as one I had restored a while ago. Vincent is on his uncle Jimmy Alba's shoulders.
My dad spent a fair amount of time exercising and trying to keep healthy.
He met my mother in the 1940's. Here is an early photo of them together with my Aunt Teresa:
They were married in 1945:
Vincent worked in the coal mines in Pennsylvania when he was young but later became a barber. Here he is in his barber shop in South Fallsburg NY:
Here he is with the heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano:
Here he is towards the end of his life with me:
I guess I will always miss my dad - after 20 years I still think about him a lot. He touched many lives in that barber shop, telling people about healthy eating or selling them vitamins. I hope to post more about my dad as his centenary year continues. Cheers!