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Committed husband, terrific dad and so-so public affairs professional running around the Petersburg-Fort Lee, Va. area.

Joe on film

We have about 4,500 photos of Joe. That’s 1,000 a year since he was born, and likely thousands more than were taken of most people my age during our entire lives.

Of all these pictures, I don’t think Joe’s ever been caught on real film. So let me present, captured by a 1973 Yashica Electro 35 in all his Kodak splendor, what I believe to be the first images of Joe on film.

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Iron Joe

Joe is not impressed by Iron Mike or a threatening North Carolina sky.
Iron Joe

While in Fayetteville for the holiday, Joe and I stopped by the Airborne & Special Operations Museum. I was working here when I met Lia’s mom and first saw Lia, and where Lia and I later had our wedding reception.

Joe walked the whole thing, no easy task. Here he is with a load of 173rd guys hitting the ground in Vietnam. Go Herd!
ASOM, Fayetteville

Joe’s grandpa (right) also hit the ground with the 173rd in Vietnam. He didn’t do it as cute.
Tremblay 173rd

The next day we all went to the Fascinate U children’s museum, where Joe knocked over some other kid’s block tower (mine).
Fascinate U, Fayetteville

Say goodbye Joe…
Fascinate U, Fayetteville

Christmas 2012

Joe spent Christmas with his momma’s side of the family this year, in Fayetteville, N.C.

Christmas 2012
Here he is keeping an eye on things from his new chair.

Christmas 2012
Spending some quality time with his Nana.

Christmas 2012
Swapping stories with Papa.

Christmas 2012
Joe’s great-grandfather, Grandy, was the special guest for the holiday. We all celebrated his 99th birthday a few days after Christmas.

Christmas 2012
Joe hasn’t figured out the stocking thing yet.

Christmas 2012
Joe became a character in one of his cousin Abigail’s capers.

Christmas 2012
Like any good Christmas, food and presents led to a pile of spent bodies on the floor. Notice that Aunt Amy is smelling Lia’s foot.

Thanks for the hospitality Nana and Papa!