Here, gathered in our beloved South Dakota, are a few members of our Williamson / Mattson Clan. Charles and Luella are to be blamed (be kind, they didn't know what they were doing). We're generally a happy bunch and somewhat intelligent (notwithstanding our tenuous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Kevin Williamson, A Few Pictures Over Five Decades

Kevin Williamson Today

From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello All,
A theme for this Sunday's post emerged from my afternoon rummage through the dusty yellowed pages of another old family photo album. I call this, Kevin Williamson through the ages, a celebration of his 50th birthday celebrated last June. I invite you to enjoy a few old pictures of my younger brother taken over the last five decades.

Kevin's Fifth Grade Picture at Canyon Lake Elementary School, Rapid City.
Color photography hadn't quite reached the backwoods of South Dakota in 1973. We made do with black and white tin types. Notice the turtle neck.......

Kevin Williamson's 6th Grade picture. Canyon Lake Elementary. 1974.
Yes, we have color! And again I ask you to notice the turtle neck. If memory serves me correctly all seven of us had our 'picture takin / church clothes' brought out on Sundays and school picture days. Once we got home the clothes were promptly taken off our backs and put away for the Sunday Meeting.

Kevin with his new bike. Kevin was one to be mindful of style, so if his unusual shirt seems dated to you, it wasn't back then. Boys wore more color in the 70's than they do now. Shirts were tucked in, shorts were tight and white knee socks were expected if one wanted to be socially secure.

This is our Junior High Kevin. Kevin was a student at West Junior High, Rapid City. The pictures location is a mystery to me.

This is what happens to Polaroid pictures as they age. Again, a Junior High Kevin with friend.

Kevin was brought up on stage during some kind of talent show I believe held in the Rapid City Ward House's Gym. Its the old, get down on all fours then the cup of water is placed on your back. Yep, you're stuck. The water will end up on you no matter what you do to get out of the situation.

Kevin with Brad Hougan, one of his best high school buddies. We were out and about in the Black Hills that day.

Kevin and Kim. Christmas 1977. Kim was 20. Kevin was 16. I was on an LDS mission in England at the time. Notice the Santa atop the tree. That ornament stayed with us all through our childhood. We still used it long after we had the money to buy a new one. It made the tree a Christmas Tree.

Kevin's High School Senior Picture. 1979.

Kevin. Unknown age. Unknown place. Unknown reason for the smile. The cupboard looks bare. This may be from his starving, struggling time in Los Angeles.

Finally, the Kevin of today with Kristin, his best friend and partner.

1 comment:

  1. Good stuff Vic!! Love those haircuts!! COMEDY CENTRAL!!!