Today was a day of Klein family reunions.
It started this morning when I found my Grandpa Charlie's Kodak Retina IIa camera in my closet (he died when I was 1 yr old so this is really special). My Grandma Amy gave me this camera last summer and I'm not sure why I never tinkered around with it then, but today I opened the back of the camera and publicly freaked out when I saw that it takes 35 mm film. (rather than something that stopped being made 30 years ago).
My dad & I jumped in the car and went to pick up some film so I could (with the help of G. Charlie's light meter) start taking photos with his camera.
It's amazing being able to use the camera that my Grandpa took all my dad's childhood photos with (and it's amazing that it still works after all this time).
The reunions continued this evening when my cousin, Lindsey and her boyfriend, Tommy, came over for dinner. I haven't seen her since my Uncle Gary's wedding 9 years ago so it was really awesome to hang out, reminisce and catch up on these past 9 years. I'm really bummed that I forgot to get a picture with Lindsey, so the cameras are all you have from me today...