Lonnie Wormley (the black dude) sharing a meal at Camp mozumdar with seminar attendees.
Lonnie Wormley (the black dude) sharing a meal at Camp Mozumdar with seminar attendees. This picture was taken in 1979 when I was 27 years old.

I have gone through a lot of interesting life experiences during my early adult life. Now that I am retired I am taking the time to go through the slides that I took during the late 1970s into the mid-1980s and put them on the Internet to share with my old friends.

For those of you who do not know what a slide is, well I will explain. I had a Canon Canon AE-1 and instead of taking pictures using traditional negative films, most of the time I paid more to use Ektachrome slide film. Instead of getting pictures back from the developer which would fade over time along with the negatives, I got slides. I never purchased a slide projector, but I did have a small slide viewer to look at the slides after I got them back from the developer. Occasionally I would make a print of the slides that I want to give to friends.

Lonnie Wormley guarding the kitchen with his wooden mixing paddle
Lonnie Wormley guarding the kitchen with his wooden mixing paddle. This picture was taken in 1980 when I was 28 years old.

The box with all of these slides has been moved from Calfornia, Washington, Oregon, Texas, and Georgia. A few days ago I was contacted by a friend that I met while at Camp Mozumdar and he encouraged me to go through the slides and post them on a website. I have a temporary site working named Mozumdar Photos named after the camp that I use to serve as a cook and all-around fix-it person.

This picture was taken in 1980 when I was 28 years old. I did do a fair bit of construction work at Camp Mozumdar. I am not sure how I got the PG&E hard hat.

Well, I decided to cherry-pick three photos of myself that I found and add them to this blog post. It is so rare that I am in any photos during this time as I was one of the few people that had a camera. I taught myself how to do a lot of things in my life, including how to operate an SLR camera. I always dive into project feet first, then I either read a lot about the subject, ask for help or someone comes along and gives me tips on how to improve. It is really interesting to look at some of these photographs and struggle to remember what was going on in my head when I took them. I am glad that I took the time to take them and I am glad that I did not toss them out on my many many house moves over the years.

Lonnie Wormley doing construction work for Unification Church in Los Angeles, CA
Lonnie Wormley in 1982 doing construction work for Unification Church in Los Angeles, CA