Film, camera, photographer? Did anything get better? I certainly changed gear as often as I pleased during my career as a neurosurgeon. The money was there. Did $ a better photographer make? Ha, a loaded question. Pun?
Good or bad, we lived thru interesting times. 2000 – day, date, millennium, decade, year, century. Not too many can match that. It came and went with barely a ripple though there was the Y2K worry.
That one pic is about the only picture that survives my childhood. I was about four and it was Christmas. I remember that couch from Astoria NY to Elkins WV.