This week, my images date from 1976 and 1978 — both summers my dad traveled on his own to Mexico to join Frank Gonzales’ team. Only a few years earlier, I had been the small child standing in the front of the team; now Frank’s two young daughters, Lisa and Gina, became the group mascots. On this particular day, they […]
This week, my final bunch of slides from the orphanage near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The building above appears to be a church and may have been located near the orphanage. You might not be able to make it out, but there’s a sign on the back of the big bus that says “God Squad.”
Here are a few more images from my dad’s 1976 church trip to the orphanage near Puerto Vallarta, along with the captions he provided.
I have three small boxes of slides with images from a trip — or maybe it was multiple trips — my dad took to an Mexican orphanage that our church was sponsoring. These pictures date from around 1976, and the first group of slides actually have short descriptions written on the frames which I’ve included here.
A few more images from Frank Gonzales’ birthdays in Mexico — basketball games inside prison, along with cake and gifts.
Here’s a group of images that my Dad shot during his trip to Mexico in July 1973; unfortunately, I don’t know the stories behind the pictures.
My slides this week date from 1972 and ’73, although unfortunately I can’t offer much more information about them. I think I mentioned before that Frank Gonzales had the women wear a different color of dress each year — one year bright orange, one year bright green, and so on — and it would be so great to have a […]
Revisiting these slides from my childhood really makes me wish I had kept some sort of written diary so that I would have more than just very vague recollections of the many places I visited and all the wonderful people I met. Signs and billboards occasionally provide hints when they’re not too blurry to read. The billboard in the photo […]