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Yuma, AZ, United States

Blasts from My Past (Photographs of My Life) 28 artworks

These are photographs of my life, my past, my friends, a few relatives, a little bit of my history growing up in my town of Yuma, Arizona. And, here's a poem expressing my childhood . . .

9/27/99

Children We Once Were ©
Pamela Carvajal Drapala

Children full of life, innocent faces full of grac Read More
These are photographs of my life, my past, my friends, a few relatives, a little bit of my history growing up in my town of Yuma, Arizona. And, here's a poem expressing my childhood . . .

9/27/99

Children We Once Were ©
Pamela Carvajal Drapala

Children full of life, innocent faces full of grace
Swing sets, monkey bars, and a relay race.
Abundance of energy, enough for two or more
Colored kites and balloons on strings that soar.

Oh innocent children, you are so pure and meek
Kick-the-can, mother-may-I, and hide-and-go-seek.
Catching a seven-day locust and climbing up a tree
Running thru the open fields untouchable and free.

Embrace this enchanting gift, precious children
Take the time to savor the moment now and then.
Dreams of discovering a treasurer on the ground
Cartwheeling, biking, skating, and merry-go-round.

Hugging your friends and sharing an innocent kiss
Capture this moment, it is an opportunity not to miss.
Crunchy peanut butter sandwiches and a cup of milk
Touching a flower petal whose surface feels like silk.

Laughing, giggling, and take these precious minutes in
Jumping ropes and hanging down from the jungle gym.
Cool raindrops quenching your soul on a warm summer’s day
A gentle breeze blowing cool air from the east while you play.

An extra candle on your cake symbolizing another year
Make a wish my dear friend and let out a big birthday cheer!
Vanilla ice cream and fruit punch, and all your brand new toys
Chattering children having fun, many girls, and many boys.

Listen to the music in your hearts and listen to your songs
Time it passes quickly, this moment will not last for long.
Getting a quarter for the ice cream delights down the street
Secret clubs and guessing games with new friends you meet.

Go ahead and collect your favorite lizard, bug, or toad
It will not be long before you are traveling down life’s road.
Take pleasure in sleeping in until the middle of your day
Enjoy playing in the muddy waters and squishing gooey clay.

Children soon those things that you now perceive
Will only resemble a dream or even make believe.
Black and blue bruises from playing much too hard
With your bestest friends in your own back yard.

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©1955 Drapala Gallery
Artists (Pam's) First Birthday Hillside Place - Photography ©1955 by Drapala Gallery - Birthday with friends and family
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Artists (Pam's) First Birthday Hillside Place
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On Vacation with Aunt Gena Cramer, Sally, Jeff, Mom - Photography ©1955 by Drapala Gallery -
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On Vacation with Aunt Gena Cramer, Sally, Jeff, Mom
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©1956 Drapala Gallery
Kids in Cars - Photography ©1956 by Drapala Gallery - Pamela M. Carvajal Drapala and George Carvajal
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Kids in Cars
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Tikes on Bikes - Photography ©2010 by Drapala Gallery - Pamela M. Carvajal Drapala and George Carvajal
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Tikes on Bikes
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©1958 Drapala Gallery
Pam at Tucson, AZ 1958 - Photography ©1958 by Drapala Gallery -
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Pam at Tucson, AZ 1958
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©1961 Drapala Gallery
Easter at Grandpa John and Grandma Sally Cortez on 5th Avenue, Yuma, AZ - Photography ©1961 by Drapala Gallery - Short Story on Grandpa John and Grandma Sally Cortez listed below . . .
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Easter at Grandpa John and Grandma Sally Cortez on 5th Avenue, Yuma, AZ
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Brother Kent Carvajal and Pamela C. Drapala - Photography ©1961 by Drapala Gallery -
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Brother Kent Carvajal and Pamela C. Drapala
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©1960 Drapala Gallery
Dressup with Friend 1960s Hillside Place Yuma, AZ - Photography ©1960 by Drapala Gallery -
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Dressup with Friend 1960s Hillside Place Yuma, AZ
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Pam as Child 1960's at Hillside Home Yuma, AZ - Photography ©1960 by Drapala Gallery -
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Pam as Child 1960's at Hillside Home Yuma, AZ
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At Mission Bay San Diego with Cousins 1962? - Photography ©2010 by Drapala Gallery -
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At Mission Bay San Diego with Cousins 1962?
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©1960 Drapala Gallery
Brother George and Pam's Birthday 1960s - Photography ©1960 by Drapala Gallery -
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Brother George and Pam's Birthday 1960s
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©1969 Drapala Gallery
Yuma High School Honor Choir 1969 - Photography ©1969 by Drapala Gallery -
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Yuma High School Honor Choir 1969
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©1970 Drapala Gallery
Yuma High School Crim Gang Spirit Game - Photography ©1970 by Drapala Gallery -
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Yuma High School Crim Gang Spirit Game
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Future Business Leader's of America Sweetheart Dance - Photography ©2010 by Drapala Gallery - Sweet Heart Nominates
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Future Business Leader's of America Sweetheart Dance
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©1971 Drapala Gallery
Yuma High Honor Choir Goes to AZ State Fair - Photography ©1971 by Drapala Gallery -
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Yuma High Honor Choir Goes to AZ State Fair
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©1972 Drapala Gallery
Cropped Photograph Yuma High School Senior Class Pic - Photography ©1972 by Drapala Gallery -
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Cropped Photograph Yuma High School Senior Class Pic
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Yuma High School Graduation 1972 - Photography ©2010 by Drapala Gallery - Me with several of my close friends at Graduation Night 1972
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Yuma High School Graduation 1972
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©1973 Drapala Gallery
Arizona Western College (Zonta Club of America) - Photography ©1973 by Drapala Gallery - Out-of-town trip at an Anaheim University for a Business Competition
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Arizona Western College (Zonta Club of America)
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Arizona Western College Service Club - Photography ©1973 by Drapala Gallery -
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Arizona Western College Service Club
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Arizona Western College Student Council 1973 - Photography ©1973 by Drapala Gallery -
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Arizona Western College Student Council 1973
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1973 Arizona Western College Homecoming Queen Finalists - Photography ©2010 by Drapala Gallery -
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1973 Arizona Western College Homecoming Queen Finalists
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1973 Arizona Western College Homecoming Attendants - Photography ©1973 by Drapala Gallery -
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1973 Arizona Western College Homecoming Attendants
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1973 Arizona Homecoming Queen Attendants Night - Photography ©1973 by Drapala Gallery -
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1973 Arizona Homecoming Queen Attendants Night
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Miss Yuma County Contestants Spring 1973 - Photography ©1973 by Drapala Gallery -
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Miss Yuma County Contestants Spring 1973
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©1973 Drapala Gallery
Yuma Silver Spur Rodeo Parade February 1973 - Photography ©1973 by Drapala Gallery -
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Yuma Silver Spur Rodeo Parade February 1973
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Yuma County Fair Beauties 1973 - Photography ©1973 by Drapala Gallery -
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Yuma County Fair Beauties 1973
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©1973 Drapala Gallery
Who is the Fairest of them all? - Photography ©1973 by Drapala Gallery -
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Who is the Fairest of them all?
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