The Joy

Johanna Joy to be exact.

Today is her birthday, and to celebrate I dug up the very first picture I could find of her.

She might not like how she looks in it, all upside down and all, but I like it.


The father, the mother, and baby makes three. (The 80’s were great for pants)

Now she lives on the coast with her husband, Nate who, if you can believe it, looks better in his early twenties than I did.


I hope you have a great day Johanna. I love you and I’m proud of you.

Happy Birthday.


Love Dad.


  1. That is a fun picture! I love that the picture is too short and it cuts off your head. And those blue pleated pants are great :)

  2. Man, you had me so nervous as I waited for that picture to load....I thought maybe you meant the first digital picture you had on the computer of me and I was remembering all the terrible, awkward, no-good, very bad pictures of me when I was 12.

    This is much better.

    And your "sex panther" pose is dead eyes on that face. Now I know where I got my propensity for camera-posing.

  3. COOL PICTURE!!! It makes great background on my desktop.

  4. Great, another cool reason to want to go to the dentist!


  5. Sex Panther: 60% of the time it works every time.

  6. I think you are like fine get better with age.

  7. Sex panther?


    Well the proof of the pudding etc.

    I too had green trousers like that - wonder if they look half as cool on me?


  8. Toni: Sex panther is a movie reference (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy---a Will Ferrell film).

  9. Thanks Marc. I've had the misfortune to see some of that film on youtube. ANYTHING Randall could have worn in the 80s would be cooler than that.


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