Below are photos I took in 1986 when my father conducted the Greenville Symphony in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. If memory serves, I’m pretty sure this was a dress rehearsal the afternoon before the performance. This is when the GSO’s home venue was McAlister Auditorium on the Furman University Campus.
Photo notes: The picture quality is not what I would hope for but it was the technology available to me at the time which was a Pentax 35 mm SLR (handed down from my father) with 5294 Kodak motion picture film processed by RGB Photo Lab in Hollywood, CA. I was able to dig out the negatives recently and scanned them with an inexpensive 5.1 megapixel scanner I bought on Amazon.com. Sorry about the hairs, I don’t have a suitable place to handle the negatives.
This is a photo of my parents, Betsie & Peter, with character actor John Abbott circa 1991. At the time I was helping John Abbott with the writing of his book about acting and his career. While my parents were visiting Los Angeles, I brought them over to meet the elderly actor. Sadly, John Abbott’s unique and interesting book was never published.
Here’s Dad posing with his trusty 5-wood (metal) in 2006. As I remember, the point of this photo was that at his age things went better when he teed off with his 5-metal (wood). Somehow, that’s been true for me my entire golfing life. This photo was taken on one of the courses in Sun City West, AZ.