Monday, November 12, 2007


It's that time of year-- where families find a way to get along, and everyone reminisces about the good memories in life. We give thanks, we drink a few, but mostly, we're together. This year feels even harder than last year; last year I was numb, this year, I'm raw.

Either way, I still like reminiscing about the good memories and looking through the piles upon piles of pictures I've somehow inherited from my grandmother. While putting together a Christmas present for my brother and his fiancee tonight (I feel fairly safe in saying that since neither of them read this blog), I ran across this photo of my grandparents and my dad walking through the streets of Seattle. This was snapped in the very early 50s, and I'm not sure who took it since both grandparents are in the shot.

On the back of the photo, my grandmother wrote:
"A sorry looking lot! Steve didn't know Kenneth was along, Steve and I left him on the corner to go to the Post Office and we were gong to the store. He said he was hurrying to catch up with us. Looks to me like he's talking to himself."

To which my grandfather added:
"Yes! And it looks to me like Marcile has been talking to herself for quite some time. HA. I call it the 'goon squad'-- except for Steven."

Now I know where I picked up my smartass side which only gets diminished when defending my daddy.


Anonymous said...

I love it. I love the photo, I love the story, and I love the idea of having people write their thoughts on the back of the picture, and then offering rebuttal space. I think I'll start doing this.

Great story. Thanks for sharing.

NinjasOfLoretto said...

i want to comment, but "kris" just said everything i was thinking... especially about rebuttal space.

literally this "kris" person has stolen my thought!

Holly said...

Thanks you guys, I was drawn to the whole story of this as well.

It gave me inspiration to actually PRINT many of the pictures I take, and remember that there's more to life than digital. That sometimes the tangible can become more meaningful to the sentimental souls of our futures.

That was deep I need a beer.