At the very end of August 1994 we ordered our new ’94 Honda Accord Coupe, and in early September it was delivered to us at Spangdahlem AB – here’s David standing beside our new car in our driveway in Hetzerath.
Even though these pictures were actually taken a few months later in the early spring of 1995, I’ve included them here because they match the timeline of when we purchased our new Honda.
These pictures still reflect the bare tree and late fall setting well enough, and you can see the stairs leading up to our front door, with our 1987 Honda Wagon in the background – that had been a perfect car for our young family for 7 years – and was still going strong.
Our new ’94 Honda Accord Coupe has served us well through the years, and today in 2011 I still drive it to work every day with 155,250 miles on it and still going strong.
Thanksgiving for our family is normally a pretty quiet time, and I’m the turkey and stuffing Chef in our family while my wife takes care of the side dishes and all the other details – here David takes in a little TV on the couch.
We invited my wife’s family to join us at Thanksgiving as was our tradition when it was possible, because Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday that’s officially celebrated in Germany.
I took these pictures of our two tables arranged to accommodate everyone for the big turkey dinner, which wasn’t a traditional meal in Germany either.
I liked to take pictures when everything was set up, as a way to document the time, place and occasion – you’d never know in advance if any of the pictures would turn out or not when using print film in those days.
David always looked forward to his grandparents and aunt and uncle showing up at our house, and of course he couldn’t wait to enjoy his turkey dinner too.
A pre-dinner photo of David and I in the living room, and you can tell how my left forefinger liked to stay extended ever since my tendon was cut and repaired – although I still had full range of motion in it.
If the camera was available at the time, I liked to take a picture of the stuffed roast turkey before I carved it – we’ve had everything to be thankful for at all of our Thanksgiving dinners throughout the years.
My wife captured a photo of me thoroughly enjoying my Thanksgiving meal, which had never been a problem for me at Thanksgiving ever since I was a small child.
Next my wife took a picture of David being silly, which prompted a funny photo competition to take place between David and I.
David decided to take a silly picture of me with the camera at a funny angle – and here I posted it upright so I wouldn’t be hanging upside down in the picture.
It was then my turn to take a picture of David with the camera tilted at an angle, and I posted it here keeping David in an upright position.