Loni and Joe

Ordinary People

Our Dad
Loni and Joe |

Pictures and a diary are helping me create this project.

Fascination with the cultural development of the digital world keeps me interested in playing with this media.


  EARLY YEARS. 1940-1950

The five pictures above give a glimpse of the important events and relationships in the family during that decade which includes World War II and the after war baby boom. By the end of the decade, Joe and Loni had a house, a promising career, and four children.

Read a little about Uncle Frank and his cousin, Francis Hesek.   World War II


In this chapter, we see certain aspects of the process of buying an old house and the work required to transform it into your dream house.

Joe started his career as a necessary skilled worker in the General Electric Company wartime industry. After the war, he gradually advanced in responsibility and in 1955 achieved the job title of Methods Specialist, which was a white collar, professional, salaried job.

Four more children were born in our family in the Decade of the Nineteen Fifties.
The dream that Loni had in college materialize when she became a homemaker and a mother.

I remember growing up in a neighborhood where our backyard was the neighborhood playground.

The 1960s

In 1960, John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States.
He was the youngest man elected to the office.
John F. Kennedy was only 3 years older than Loni.
He was one year younger than Joe.


This is Us! On Christmas Day 1961 at Grandma's House.

Joe and Loni are in their forties
and their 8 children range in age from 2 to 20.

Now in 2020, we are all older than our parents were in this picture.
Many of us have children in their forties or fifties.
What do we see when we look back on the 1960's?

I have many memories of my late teenage and young adult years from 1958--1964.