We just celebrated my Dad’s 80th birthday with family, relatives and friends at the delectable Antonello’s Ristorante in Costa Mesa. There was much fun with the festivities.
I created a multi-media show that followed my Dad’s early years growing up, my Mom’s early years growing up and then the whole Spalenka clan growing up, all with a live improvised accordion accompaniment by Don Milich. It was a blast!
Here are a few pics from the presentation-
David up front (behind l-r) brother George, Mom (Mayme), Francis, and John. Maryanne his older sister took this picture.
I love this picture of my Mom when she was around 18 years old on the farm in Nebraska.
The Prince and Princess ready for a date (1956). Look at the Glamour and Seventeen magazines on the table in the foreground.
Classy and classic.
The Gang circa late 60’s- (top left) Bob Summers, Diane Duus, Sharon, Karen, Susan Allen, (bottom left) Jean, Mark, Paul, and a friend whose name I cannot remember (maybe David Denny). I took this pic with my trusty Kodak Instamatic.
Taking a ride with Grandpa on the farm in Nebraska. Polaroid.
The Brady Bunch. Ha! Not!
My Dad, Mr. David Spalenka! Go Dad!