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1: HELEN'S ALBUM The photographs in this album are taken from a cigar box that Helen collected over many years and which we took with us when we moved to Kiawah Island. They also include photos from the Kiawah years.

3: LIVING ON GLASCOW STREET IN KITCHENER, ONTARIO, IN 1965 - 1966 | Rachel, costumed as a penguin (in a custom made by Helen) about to take Becky on her first "trick or treat" tour.

4: PETE'S SOJOURN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IN DAVIS - 1965 TO 1966 | Left: Helen posing in the southern California desert. Right: Helen with Rebecca Beth in the housing complex at the University. | Left & Right: Rachel on the lawn in the married student housing complex on the Davis campus. | Left: Helen pushing Becky's tricycle with the married student housing in the background. Left Below: Rachel in the cactus garden on the Davis Campus. | Below: Rachel & Rebecca biking in the Davis married student housing complex.

5: Upper Left: Helen and the girls on a bench on the Davis Campus. Upper Right: Family in the town of Davis, California. Left: Rebecca Beth and Rachel on the wall of a mission church. Right: Rachel and Beth walking down steps on the grounds of the church. Bottom Left: Rachel and Helen in a church garden. Bottom Right: Rachel Ann & Rebecca Beth resting on a trip in California.

6: Left: Rachel with her bicycle in the Davis married student's complex. | Right: Helen with Rebecca Beth in the horticulture gardens on the University campus. | Below Left: Becky & Rachel walking in the Below Right: The family in front of meadows near Davis, California. our station wagon parked in a lane. | Davis was not to far from the snow covered mountains of the Sierra Nevada and we made a weekend trip for sight-seeing there. Below Left & Right: Ski slopes around Lake Tahoe west of Reno Nevada .......photos taken on a day's excursion.

7: While in Davis, Rachel took riding lessons at the University's riding academy. The photos on this page are from a show the academy put on for it's students. Left: Rachel as the center rider in the academy corral with her ins7tructor. | Left: Rachel posing with her number before the show started. Right: Amounted Rachel displaying a trot during the show. | Right: Rachel being checked out by her instructor prior to her ride. | Below: Experimental orchards surround the University campus. They were in brilliant bloom during our stay in Davis. | Left: Rachel begins her show ride aroung the academy corral.

8: While in Davis, the family made several excursions to San Francisco, Sacramento and the near by National Parks. Photos on this page are from those excursions. | Left: Rachel gazing up at a statue in Sacramento. Right: Visit to a mission church near San Francisco. The family is barely visible at the bottom of the photo. | Right: Rebecca Beth and Rachel seated on a ststue pedestal in either Oakland or San Francisco. Left: There we are before the entrance to the mission church seen above. | Left: Helen with Rebecca Beth and Rachel in the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Right: Helen and the g0irls posing before the Pagoda in San Francisco Golden Gate Park. 's

9: Right: Helen with Rachel and Becky at the corrral of the horse back riding school on the University of California, Davis Campus | Left: Rachel dancing in the University Orchard at Davis, California. Right: Helen introducing Becky to a puppy dog at a motel we stayed at. | Left: Rebecca, Helen, and Rachel leaving the bell tower of a mission church near San Francisco. Right: Helen and Rachel in a motel garden on one of our California outings.

10: Left: Rachel in a Sunday dress in front of our living room window in the Glasgow Street house. Right & Below: Rachel Ann and Rebecca Beth dressed for Easter in front of our Glasgow Street house. | Right: Helen, Rebecca Beth and Rachel on the main street in Elmira, Ontario, during the village Maple Syrup festival in March. | RETURN TO GLASGOW STREET, KITCHENER, ONTARIO, 1967 TO 1969

11: Left: Rachel with her cat, "Blackie" ? in front of our in Winter,1966. | Right -Above: Rachel's 10th birthday party in our Glasgow Street house. Right-Below: Other guests at Rachel's party.

12: ONTARIO PHOTOS AT THE END OF THE 60'S | Left: Becky on the platform overlooking the horseshoe Falls. Right: Mug shot of Becky at 6. | Far Right: Rachel in Kitchener at age 11-12. Below: Becky & Rachel on Glasgow Street in Kitchener. | Left: Christmas visit of Pete's Aunt Inez to our Glasgow Street house.

13: Left: Rebecca Beth and Rachel in front of their Uncle's house in Jonesport, Maine in Summer, 1966 (?)

14: LIVING IN ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - 1968 TO 1969 | Pete took leave from the University of Waterloo in Winter, 1968, to work for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. We rented rented a house in Arlington, Virginia, for the first half year of our stay. Left: Pete and Helen on the lawn in front of their Arlington rental house. Right: Rebecca Beth before a rose bush on the lawn. | Right & Far Right: Becky and Rachel playing in front of our Arlington rental house. Below: Rachel on a Pogo Stick on the house driveway.. | Below: Family photos at Easter, 1968, in front of our rental house in Arlington, virginia

15: WASHINGTON EXCURSIONS | Left: Grandma Alice with Rebecca Beth and Rachel Ann in front of our Arlington rental house enroute to the Easter Sunday service.. Right: Becky and Rachel in front of our Arlington rental house in Sunday attire. | Left: Cherry trees blooming around the Reflection Pool on the Mall, | Above: View of the Jefferson Monument over the Mall Reflection Pool. | Left: The Bergognou family (Maurice, Diana and Frank) on the Washington Mall in the Spring of 1967.

16: Left: Helen with John Kalvinskas, Pete's M.I.T. roommate during John's visit to D.C. Right: The Washington Monument from the Mall near the Lincoln Memorial. | Below: Helen with Maurice & Diane Bergougnou and family along the Potomoc River near the Lincoln Memorial. | Right: Helen with Rachel and Casey cousin climbing a cherry tree. | Below Left: Lincoln Memorial viewed Below Right: Helen with Diane & from the Potomoc river bank. Maurice Bergougnou near the Lincoln Memorial.

17: CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY IN NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS | Photos on this page were made at the beach of a luxury hotel in Nassau. The bottom left shows the hotel swimming pool (We did not stay at the hotel)

18: Above Left: Pete with Becky and Rachel on the hotel beach. Above Right: The gorgeous hotel beach. | Below Left & Right: Helen with Becky and Rachel at lunch at the Nassau resort hotel. | Below Left & Right: Helen and the two girls strolling along the Nassau harbor.

19: NASSAU SCENES During our stay, we rented a car and drove around the island. The photos below offer an overview of the sights of the Grand Bahama island | Left: An ancient fortification. Right: Rachel looking at boats in the harbor. | Left & Right: Nassau gardens. Below: Nassau New Years Day Parade in downtown Nassau.

20: VISIT TO COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG VIRGINIA | Left: Horse-drawn carriage provided transpotation in the colonial reconstruction. Right: Pete with Rachel and Becky get comfortable for a carriage tour. | Left: Helen descending after the carriage tour. Right: A street view in the colonial town. | THE BLUE RIDGE AND ARLINGTON | Left: Helen and the girls resting at a lookout stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Right: Rebecca Beth and Rachel Ann climbing in a small tree at out rental house in Arlington, Virginia.

21: MATTHEW ARRIVES IN RESTON, VIRGINIA IN AUGUST, 1970 | Below Left: Pete with baby Matthew. Below Center: Helen tucking baby Matthew in his carriage. Below Right: Matthew on Helen's shoulder. | SKIING AT CHICOPEE IN KITCHENER, ONTARIO, EARLY 1970 Right: Rachel snow plowing ahead of Becky. | Above Left: Another view of Becky following Rachel downhill Left; Rachel heads downhill. Right: Pete relaxing at the top of a slope.

22: In the Spring of 1971, we drove from Nancy to Munich, Germany, to visit Pete's friends there. Right: Helen holding baby Matthew with Rudi Hofelich in Rudi's Munich apartment and architectural office. Below: Pete & Rudi posing for Helen.

23: NANCY, FRANCE, 1970 - 1971 | Right: Becky & Rachel posing before a statue in the center of Nancy in Autumn, 1970. Below: Rachel in a municipal park in Nancy in the Spring of 1971 | Right: Photo of the front face of the Cathedral of Notre Dame on a visit to Paris in Autumn, 1970 | Below Left: Pete's Aunt Inez in the Nancy train station with Helen and BBY Matthw. Below Right: Helen, Pete and his Aunt Inez at the entrance to the house we rented. Inez visited during her garment buying trip in Europe.

25: DAVID, ALICIA & ALICE Left: David & Evelyn marriage in Guatemala (?), probably in 1969 Right: Alicia as a baby in Boston (1971) | Left & Right: Alicia as a toddler, photos taken in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1972-73 | Left: Alice Brown in her early 70's in a studio photo taken during the early 1970's.

27: Above Left: Pete & Matt in our Glasgow Street in Kitchener, Ontario, in Winter, 1972. Above Right: Matt and Cat | Left: Rebecca Beth in front of our Glasgow Street house in the Spring of 1973. Below: Front view of our Glasgow Street house in the Spring of 1973

28: David & Rita Brown's Wedding in Spring, 1973, at 33 Hobomack Rd., Quincy, Massachusetts | Below, Becky teaching Matt to catch a ball at Hobomack Rd., in front of David's house.

29: Right: At the Quincy beach at the end of Hobomack Drive......Matthew, Becky Pete and Alicia Brown, David's daughter. | Left: Matthew wading off the Hobomack Drive beach in the Spring of 1973. | Right: Matthew & Alicia in a plastic pool in the backyard of David's house in Quincy. Below: Matthew with David's dog in Quincy. | Right: Back on Glasgow Street - the pool is turned on it's edge to offer a sunny spot for Matthew and Becky in the Autumn of 1972.

31: MATTHEW'S 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY IN AUGUST, 1973 | Above Left: A backyard birthday parade at our Glasgow Street house. Matthew with a Superman cape Above Right: Games in the backyard with Rachel supervising | Left: The Falls in the Elora Gorge County Park in Ontario with Matthew in the foreground. Right: Helen perched on a rock in the Elora Gorge Park. | Left: Rebecca Beth in front of our Glasgow Street house in Spring of 1973

34: WEST PALM BEACH VISIT IN WINTER, 1973 | Right: Helen looking out over the Ocean. | Above: Three male generations of Silvestons - Barney, Matthew and Pete. Right: Pete dressed for Florida weather in West Palm Beach. | Above: Matt steering his hot rod in a West Palm Beach playground. | Below: Becky & Rachel in the surf off Palm Beach, Florida.

35: Left: Helen, Pete, Matthew with Barney in Barney's penthouse apartment in West Palm Beach, Florida Spring, 1973. Below Left: Rachel in the apartment swimming pool in West Palm Beach, Florida. Below Right: Family with Mimi, Pete's step-mother, in West Palm Beach | Right: Rachel and Rebecca Beth withh their Grandfather in the apartment swimming pool in West Palm Beach in 1973

36: Left: Matt on a model fire truck. Right: Little harassing a littler parrot in a West Palm Beach park. | Far Left: More Matt photos - Matt wandering on the grass. Near Right: Matt and cat. | ANOTHER KITCHENER BIRTHDAY - AUGUST, 1974 | Below Left:: Gathering of the party group in front of our Glasgow Street house. Below Right: Matthew and Becky with the party group

37: Above Left: Matthew trudging across a Above Right: Icicles in the birch tree a field in Pioneer Village at the outskirts in front of our Glasgow Street house. | WINTER IN KITCHENER, ONTARIO - 1074 | Above Left: Alice, Matthew and Helen Above Right: Another Christmas dinner contemplating a "Buchess de Noel" at our featuring our "Buchess de Noel, a Christmas dinner in our Glasgow Street house. Christmass tree ( background) and Alice and Matthew

38: Left: A 6-year old Matthew with Helen. Below: One of our weekend trips from Kitchener was to Niagara-on-the-Lake. The photo below was tkaen from Fort Niagara. | LAST YEAR IN THE GLASGOW STREET HOUSE - 1976 | Left: The grist mill in Elora on the Grand River. Right: Matt walking in Elora Gorge Park looking down on the Grand River.

39: Reecca Beth at Glasgow Street. Left: A brand new teen-ager on the back porch of the house. Right: Beth next to the birch grove in front of the house.

40: Right: Helen with Matthew and Becky at the pool in Barney's condominium in West Palm Beach in 1974.

43: Left: Rebecca Beth and Pete on the campus of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, as Becky arrives at the beginning of the school year.

44: Left: Helen and Matthew at Magnolia Gardens in Charleston in 1977. | Right: The historic Dock Street theatre in Charleston. | Below: Hillside in Magnolia Gardens in March, 1977 | Right: A pond in Magnolia Gardens in March, 1977. | Below: Flowering azaleas in the Gardens. | Below: Pond backed by a flowering tree in the Gardens

45: Left: Matthew strechting in at the entrance to Magnolia Gardens. Right: A swan floating in a pond in the Gardens. | Below: Pond in Magnolia Gardens. March, 1977.

46: Left: Helen with Matthew and Rachel at the Florida Disney World Park in Orlando in 1973.

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