The photo on the left is from a family visit to the Gettysburg battlefield in 1966. The photo on the right is from this past weekend at the Fredericksburg, Va. battlefield. The main difference is that I long since abandoned the Confederate cap for an “F Troop” style hat. Plus, the beard. Okay, and maybe an increase in across-the-board scruffiness.
Also, instead of pretending to fire the cannon, I am now content to brandish a camera lens cover.