not sure why; but we both look so serious in this picture taken on oct. 20, 1968. i have no recollection of this nor do i have a clue as to what is around my neck. this is in front of our trailer in pascagoula, mississippi. i was 13 and already taller than my dad. gads, what a necromantic i was, even then. there was no 'steampunks' in the world at this time; but i was one if ever there was.