I love these recently discovered pictures of my parents. All the strength, hope and passion of their youth can be felt somehow. The pictures were taken around 1951 in Plymouth, Mass. My mother's family owned a summer resort hotel called"Hilltop Mansion". This was a converted mansion on the top of a hill. It was a family resort where mostly Armenian families spent their 1 or 2 weeks at the ocean.

My father is an electrical engineer, retired. He worked in computers and communications. He worked on Arpanet. He wrote a book on the switching principles for telephone routing. It's called On Switching by Norman Hovagimyan. My Mother and her family were artistic and intellectuals. That's where I inherit my artist demeanor.

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