I have this old blue binder full of photographs. The photos are about the size of baseball cards so I filled my old baseball album with the photos of my family and put all the baseball players in boxes. Lately I scanned the photos and put them online.
The photos are from Sri Lanka in the 1960s and the 1970s, I think. The photo above is of my late Seeya, Achi, and Upul Mama. (Grandfather, grandmother, uncle). I’ve scanned most of the Gamage side of the photos and put them in albums. I’m working on the Samarajiva side, photos of my dad as a baby and a punk-ass teenager much like myself. These are a few of my favorite photos of my family:
This is my Ammi Sujata (left), Upul Mama (top), Chuti Amma (right), and Roni Punchi (bottom). Observe the trademark Gamage scowl.
This is my granduncle, I think, holding someone I don’t recognize who is now probably in the second plumpness of old age. I’m hoping my family will tell me what’s going on in these photos.
This is Upul Mama and Punchi at the gas station that Seeya built.
This is my Amma when she was little.
This is the newest little Gamage, Anouka Perera. Roni Punchi and Chitral Bappa are his Ammi Thathi.