30 years ago…

I was going to save this for the exact date, but I will be on a cruise ship among the Greek islands. The picture is dated July 7, 1977. Click on the image to see a larger picture:

From our local newspaper in New Jersey. The caption reads: “Jamie Rubin, 5, is startled by the first trial explosion during the fireworks display last Saturday. After clapping his hands over his ears, he later gives way to a few frightened tears.”

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.