One of my most positive childhood memories was going on work assignments with my Dad. A few years ago, I wrote a journal entry about one those times. I wrote:
It was great having a father as a photographer working in television. A couple of times I tagged along with him when he was assigned to film the governor at the State House. I remember entering the exclusive grounds of the oval office and being introduced to Governor Curtis sitting behind the big desk as my Dad began testing voice and lights. I had always viewed my Dad's work as special, and it having a coolness factor to it. This was one of those times.
The Siulinski kids got to appear in local TV commercials and be a guest on the Lloyd Knight show. In Dad's obituary, I wrote about the time I went on a plane ride in a 4 seater while he was filming the Prince of Fundy cruise liner for a TV commercial (see the image above). What I did not say was I got so dizzy from that plane ride that I almost got sick. When we finally landed, I felt like I was walking on the moon! Still, it was a unique experience I will never forget.
In 1990, Jack retired after 27 years as a commercial photographer and camera operator for WGME-TV.