I've been looking at the few photos I happen to have electronically (thanks to my cousin Gary and the work he's done on our family lineage) and I'll share those here as a record for myself and my children.
For comparison - Riker, 2013
Douglas and Donald, 1930s
Donald and Douglas, 1930s
Douglas and Donald, 1941. Note, the above photos were all taken on the farm where I grew up.
Douglas and Donald with their father, Clyde in the 1940s
Douglas and Donald, 1950s
Donald, Douglas and their mother, Pearl in 1953. I find it pleasing that my father's head aligns with the kangaroo sign at the zoo.
1967 with cousin, Allen Kerr
1970s, now with the farm in color!
1976, my parent's wedding with my uncle Doug and aunt Phyllis
1978 with little me
I'll never know the personal answers to these questions of course, and I can only imagine the kind of relationship we'd have today. What I do know for certain is that he would absolutely adore his grandsons, their curiosity, their cleverness, their mischief. Today, it is for this great loss that I continue to mourn.