Scrapbook

David has saved the ticket stubs and photos from many places and events he has seen. Here are some of his favorites. To protect everyone’s privacy, he rarely includes names, even of his family members. When pictured with a famous person, he names the person. These famous people are not endorsing David or his services. They are not clients of his. David was just lucky to be photographed with them. If any of them object to David's including them on this webpage, they should email David and request removal. These events are his favorites because of a combination of the event itself and the person or people with whom he attended it. Some of these people he has not seen in decades. Some have passed away. His wife has been his steady companion since they met in 1997 (they married in 2003). He was 44 when he met her. To borrow from a song by a rock group David saw perform in person in 1966:
There are places I remember
All my life, though some have changed
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all.
Hover over the picture to see the caption. The pictures are in reverse chronological order (most recent first).
 
David and his wife, Texas State Capitol, Austin, Jan. 15, 2017
 
 With Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, Atlantic City, NJ, Aug. 6, 2016
 
 David and sister, Chatham (Cape Cod), Mass., July 6, 2016
 
with Baseball Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins, New Britain, CT, Aug. 30, 2015
 
 
with Baseball Hall of Famer Rollie Fingers, New Britain, CT, Aug. 30, 2015
 
 with wife, sister, and mother, Coral Gables, Florida, Dec. 28, 2014
 
with wife at Mariners vs. Tigers game, Comerica Park, Detroit, Aug. 15, 2014
 
2013 World Series Game 6, Fenway Park, Boston (Cardinals vs. Red Sox), Oct. 30, 2013
 
 
Paris, Sept. 4, 2010
 
 2009 World Series Game 2, Yankee Stadium (Phillies vs. Yankees), Oct. 29, 2009
 
Julius Caesar, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-Upon-Avon, England, May 23, 2009
 
with Dad (1922-2008), Mother's Day 2007
 
 
Isle of Capri, Italy, March 18, 2007
 
Massachusetts 2005
 
Carole King, Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT, July 27, 2004
 
Carmen, Metropolitan Opera, New York, Oct. 25, 2002
 
 
 President George W. Bush inauguration, Jan. 20, 2001
 
San Francisco, July 15, 2000
 
with Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci, Nov. 2, 1998
 
David worked part-time as a TV reporter for WWLP-TV 22, Springfield, Mass., in the 1980s. He was primarily a legal and political reporter.
 
 1986 World Series Game 4 (Mets vs. Red Sox), Boston, Oct. 22, 1986
 
Houston Rockets vs. Boston Celtics, Hartford Civic Center, Connecticut, Oct. 17, 1986
 
 
 Peter, Paul & Mary, Springfield (Mass.) Symphony Hall, May 10, 1986
 
 Olympics Hall of Fame, Innsbruck, Austria, August 1985
 
 Former U.S. attorney general Elliott Richardson, former President Gerald Ford, me, and my father (Jacob Robinson) , Boston, Aug. 10, 1984
 
 From my trip to London and Liverpool, Nov. 1982
 
 
 David's campaign for state senator in Massachusetts, 1982 (he lost)
 
Pyramids and Sphinx, Egypt, August 1981
 
Israel, Aug. 1981
 
Democratic National Convention, Madison Square Garden, NY, August 14, 1980 - this night was President Carter's acceptance speech for a  second term (Ronald Reagan would defeat him in the Nov. 1980 election, so Carter did not win a second term)
 
Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, Lenox, Mass., 1980
 
 
Anne Frank House, Amsterdam, May 1980
 
 Alaska 1978
 
Brewers vs. Angels, Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, Cal., Sept. 26, 1978
 
Angels vs. White Sox, Comiskey Park, Chicago, Sept. 24, 1978
 
 1977 World Series Game 2, Yankee Stadium, Oct. 12, 1977
 
 Raquel Welch, Storrowton Theater, West Springfield, Mass., July 1976 - I handed her the program and she autographed it
 
 
 Elvis Presley, Springfield (Mass.) Civic Center, July 29, 1976
 
Frank Sinatra, Capital Centre, Landover, MD (Washington, DC, suburb), Apr. 24, 1974 - This concert has historical significance. Sinatra's friend  Spiro Agnew, who resigned as Vice President in Oct. 1973 in disgrace, made his first public appearance since his resignation at this concert. To my surprise, he received a standing ovation. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and many other political figures attended this concert. This was a very dark time in Washington and in the U.S. as a whole. The Watergate scandal cast a pall on it. Sinatra acknowledged this and tried, with some success, to cheer up the crowd. Months later, on Aug. 8, 1974, President Nixon resigned.
 
 Helen Reddy, Shady Grove Music Fair, Gaithersburg, MD, Oct. 20, 1973
 
 
I took this photo. It is President Nixon waving to the crowd from his open-top Presidential limousine in Washington on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20. 1973. He is beginning his second term as President. I was not a Nixon fan but I lived only a mile from the Capitol (at George Washington University) and had never attended a Presidential inauguration, so I attended. Nixon gave a great inaugural speech that day. I started to like him. He put our nation in a very positive mood. A few days later, the Vietnam War essentially ended. Things looked great in America. We had peace and prosperity. But a few months later, the Watergate scandal would begin to bring Nixon down. He eventually resigned on Aug. 8, 1974.
 
Braves vs. Phillies, June 10, 1972, Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia. Hank Aaron hits a grand slam.
 
Grand Canyon, Arizona, June 4, 1972
 
1971 World Series Game 2 (Pirates vs. Orioles), Memorial Stadium, Baltimore, Oct. 11, 1971
 
 
Barbara Eden at Storrowton Theater, West Springfield, Mass., July 25, 1970. After the show, she greeted fans. I handed her my program and she autographed it.
 
 Headline and photo from Oct. 2, 1967, Boston Herald Traveler newspaper. On Oct. 1, the Red Sox won their first pennant in 21 years. My sister and I attended the game. I pasted my ticket stub on the lower left. Note the SR (standing room) on the stub. We stood through the whole game. The fans (including her and me) ran onto the field after the game, as shown in this photo.
 
I took this photo of Carl Yastrzemski outside Fenway Park, Aug. 3, 1967. He won the Triple Crown and MVP award that year.
 
Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins, Boston Garden, Feb. 11, 1967. Note the player on the right (Number 4). He is 18-year-old Bruins rookie Bobby Orr.
 
 Springfield, Mass., radio station WHYN had 120 tickets for the upcoming August 18, 1966, Beatles concert in Boston. WHYN held a drawing. Each listener could enter by sending in a postcard (only one postcard). Thousands of local teenagers, including me, entered. WHYN drew 120 postcards. I was one of the lucky 120. WHYN sent us (by bus) to Boston on August 18, 1966. We saw the Beatles perform at Suffolk Downs Racetrack that night.
 
The poster for the Beatles concert I attended in Boston, Aug. 18, 1966.
 
Old Timers' Day, Yankee Stadium, Aug. 8, 1964
 
This is the ticket stub that began my habit of saving ticket stubs. Ticket stub, and photo of me and my sister, at Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, August 1963.
 
David in first grade, Washington School, Springfield, Mass., 1958-59. He liked the name Washington. He would earn his B.A. at George Washington University and his J.D. at Washington University in St. Louis.