Christopher Langdon Ward, age 13 days.
Chris, age 6 weeks, and I were in Danvers the night astronauts first walked on the moon. July 20, 1969. I looked down at him and realized that his generation might grow up thinking that walking on the moon was routine.
Chris being held by his Uncle Dick. August 1969.
Chris at 7 months old, Jan 1970. Enjoying a bath in the kitchen sink at our home in Sparkill, NY.
Chris on his 1st birthday! June 1970.
Enjoying a corn muffin (in my old wooden high chair)
May 14, 1972 in Yosemite. I am 8 months pregnant, and Chris is almost 3 years old. We are on the train from Mirror Lake.
Chris, age 3, with 1st bean plant. This photo was taken the morning my labor started. Pete wanted to finish the roll of color film, and put black and white film (which he could develop) in the camera to record the birth of the baby.
It's a girl! Tonya Holyoke Ward, 48 hours old. June 1972.
Brother and sister. July 1972
August 1972 hiking in Lassen National Park
October 1972 in a petting zoo, Oakland, CA
November 3, 1972
Tonya, 5 months old
Tonya's very 1st marshmallow! Sept 1973 at the Boore's cabin.
Playing with a Slinky at the Boore's cabin.
Tonya playing "patty cake" in reaction to the picture in the book. Nov 1973.
Sept. 1973 at Boore's cabin
September 1973 in the Sierras
February 13, 1974, on a lava bed on the big island of Hawaii.
February 16, 1974. Coincidently, both Jean and I happened to be in Hawaii at the same time; she with baby Mojo and 6-yr-old Djuna, and I with Tonya, 20 months, and Chris, 4 yrs, 9 months. We enjoyed sharing some days there.
August 1974. I carried this photo in my wallet for years.
Tonya with her grandmother (Janet Cutler Nichols) and me, 1975.
1977. Chris inside his grandfather's camper.
1977 Tonya, Chris, and cousin Djuna playing in Grandpa's camper
Tonya's 6th Birthday Party. June 1978.
Sept 26, 1978. Tonya, age 6, holding garden produce: tomatoes, bell peppers, parsley, and very small potatoes, plus nasturtiums and marigolds.
Dec 1978, visiting Salem with cousins Mojo and Djuna.
Chris and Mojo on the pond in Danvers. Dec 1978.
Tonya on the pond by my childhood home on Nichols Street, Danvers. Dec 1978
A tiny photo taken in one of those coin-operated booths
Backpacking to Peter Grubb Hut in the Sierras. 1981? We made several trips there. Once, we stayed at the hut for a whole week.
Tonya at the front door of 216 Chester St, Menlo Park, CA – my home from 1977 to 1992.
Mission Peak in the SF Bay area.
December 1990. Family reunion with my father Nathan P Nichols. Big Basin State Park.