A long while back I was going through family photos and came across a few photos of 1980s Ghostbusters/The Real Ghostbusters memories. I was going to scan them to share when I had a chance. My “all in one” HP scanner wasn’t quite working with Apple‘s OS X, Version (10.9.3) aka Mavericks. This has been ongoing from HP and the solution for my model was a backwards workaround.
I had been meaning to get back to scanning them with an easy solution, using my graphic software, Pixelmator. Which by the way if you have a Mac, unless you already use PhotoShop you owe it to yourself to spend $30 USD and buy Pixelmator from the App Store.
I scanned these three photos today for Ecto-Containment’s Photo(s) Of The Moment.
I grew up in the same second floor apartment from about the age of 2 until we bought a house in my slightly younger thirties. This room use to be my bedroom and playroom until I was about 5 years old. As I was an only child and the second bigger bedroom was available, my parents gave me the room and that’s a room I’d grow up in, going through life’s various phases.
When this picture was taken by I’m sure my oh so excellent photography skills my former room had become our living room. We use to have a bigger living room, it became our dining room for an overall bigger kitchen.
I don’t know the exact year this slightly edited Polaroid was taken. I’m guessing sometime after April 1987, possibly before Kenner’s Fright Features line was released during 1988.
I don’t remember if other The Real Ghostbusters toys were nearby, I seem to remember Ray was driving and was attacked by a not to scale Slimer and Mr. Stay-Puft who is right up on ECTO-1!
Growing up my parents and I would fly from Newark, New Jersey to Charlotte, North Carolina. Then we’d fly to a smaller airport in the Tri-Cities area of Tennessee. We made this trip about every two years into my teens because my dad’s sister and our family live in the Volunteer State.
I don’t remember bringing a Kenner The Real Ghostbusters P.K.E Meter, there it is. Perhaps like Egon, I had it with me, ya know just in case. When you’re in business, you need a logo. I drew my apparently “alternate” version of the Ghostbusters logo.
Lastly here is a young Spengs destroying my refrigerator (to the right which isn’t pictured) while I stopped to take a picture for my adoring public. 🙂 This was my old old old kitchen in the apartment I grew up in. Until I came across this picture I hadn’t seen or thought about what the kitchen looked like during most of the 1980s. At the dawn of the 1990s we renovated our dated kitchen, bathroom, and made other changes to the apartment. This version of the kitchen beats how it looked when my parents first moved in. From what I was told, the walls were orange and brown. How 1970s. 😀
I’m guessing the time of year was summer, long before we had an air conditioner. I’m wearing my town rec’s basketball team t-shirt, Hawks. I played a spirited game with the best of them at my old middle school. This picture is probably from 1988.
Photo Credits: My parents and I.