My Early Years
My first memories are obviously shady and the first concrete memories will be formed from the upper deck of a duplex of a duplex on the 2500 block of 29th Avenue South in Minneapolis.
When my consciousness was awakened, roughly after 1957, I was surrounded by an evil older brother who twisted my arm and a deaf younger brother who yelled around the clock.
Swinging into the early 60's
L: Drew; R: Dean
Brotherly love on a German trike.
There was nothing quite like cruising the inner city block on a supremely engineered German trike with air-filled tires.
Whoop it up, this is probably my all time best birthday party - attended by kids I actually knew! I'm the kid at the center with the worried look that this could all end...soon.
L-R-top: Terry Matoola, Jane Dwinnell, Dean Daniels, 2 boys unknown
L-R-bottom: "Little Dean" and Rennie Stiehm.
Is THIS cute or what? Well ok, so it is "or what". Nonetheless, off to school I go with the next door dominatrix Debbie Dwinnell - school was only 2 inner city blocks away but she ran me hard. Dog behind is unknown - but unknown dogs were normal in our neighborhood.
The Hop' Along Cassidy Years
Dean Daniels and his "Best ever friend Terry Matoola!"
When Love Is Near...and STILL a thousand miles away...
The gorgeous years...
John Mickle, Rita Steihm, Glea Daniels, Jane Dwinell and Dean Daniels