Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Family history

Today my cousin Ian sent me some photos of my grandfather, Tom Lind, taken in 1938 or 1939. Both because I miss "Pops" terribly (he passed in 1991) and because they're classic photos of early surf culture, I thought I'd share them here:

One of my better-kept secrets is that my people used to be cool.

(Speaking of which--Ian just discovered that his father, my grandfather's brother, does not dye his hair. And he's 95. Check out the photo. WTF?)


Anonymous said...

Wow, you really are a California girl! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Those are great! My grandfather also died in 1991- he was only 64 and ALSO grew up and lived in Southern California. He was out in the sun a lot, too- but at the races (he built racing engines). Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Love the pics. So cool!!

auto ethnographer said...

You should frame these for your living room. They are fantastic and would make a perfect grouping!

Bardiac said...

Great pics!

Those surf boards are huge!