This is a picture of Judy
and John Mayer in the front
room on 18th Street.


For me (Judy) i really don’t
remember the day the picture
was taken, for me the memory
i have is of the bookcase
behind us.


I remember reading every book
on that bookcase - from Mom’s
Mysteries and the Reader’s
Digest condensed books to the
set of “how to” encyclopedias
that are on the second shelf
of the bookcase. in the photo.


The “how to” encyclopedias
where really interesting,
they covered everthing from
basic home repairs to making
ceramics using moulds and
liquid clay (Slip).


I think the “how to” encyclopedia
helped make me want to learn
to do things around the house.