Author: Arnold E. van Beverhoudt, Jr.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In a trio of Island Boy Photobooks subtitled ""My Life in Pictures,"" Arnold presents a visual history of his family and that of his wife, Helena. Through hundreds of family photos - most in full color - ""My Life in Pictures 1"" presents Arnold's and Helena's grandparents, parents, and other family members. The story continues through 70 years of family and island history, from 1910 to 1979. That period had its personal and community tragedies, including the fatal crashes of two jet airliners and a massive, but thankfully non-fatal, fire aboard a visiting cruise ship. The 1970s also had its happy events, including Arnold and Helena's wedding and the birth of their daughter, Selene. Future installments in the trilogy will focus on the 1980s and 1990s in ""My Life in Pictures 2"" and bring things up to date in the 21st Century in ""My Life in Pictures 3.""