Our family moved to La Mirada from Montebello in 1971. We had 5 weddings while we lived here. Our sister Vera was already married. Our brother Fred got married in 1972. Kathy and I got married in 1974. Tim got married in 1978. Steve got married in 1981. Our parents owned this home until 1983. Moisi and Nadia became Babushka and Dzedushka in this home with 10 grandchildren being born between 1974 and 1981. More grandchildren were added while they lived in Wildomar and Yorba Linda, their next two moves after La Mirada.
My parents were able to add some new furniture to their home.
We had one of our first big celebrations in our new home in May of 1971 for our sister Kathy’s birthday.
This was the first car I purchased on a payment plan. It was so nice to finally have a car that ran well.
Our little maternal babushka lived with us for a short time before she passed away in 1980.
Our first Christmas in our new home with our mom’s side of the family. Aunt Nina and my mom preparing food in the kitchen.
Two of our four cousins on mom’s side of the family with our little grandmother and our Pop and Uncle Paul at the head of the table.
Our little babushka, mom and me at a Southern California beach in 1972.
The first six grandchildren in the backyard in La Mirada with Moisi and our sister Kathy. This was 1979.
Judging from the ages of these cousins, this probably was the last Christmas on Arroyo Drive in 1982.
More photos will be added to this post when I can scan them onto my latest computer.