Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out - Classics of Childhood

This week's theme "Classics of Childhood" was chosen by Ellisa of Michigan. I figure that one of the classic photos of any child is one where they look evil. I think this one my Dad took of me when I was about 20 months old fits the bill. We were visiting my Aunt Lucy and Uncle Wilf and I just wouldn't go to sleep. Finally, at 2 am, he took me for a drive in the car and I drifted off to la-la land. I was still an only child at this point and apparently I thought I was queen of the universe....

I took this photo of my nieces , Amanda and Sarah, when they were still wee girls (they're now 24 and 21 respectively). My Dad, their Poppy, was giving them a good soaking with the garden hose on a hot day at the cottage. My Dad's been gone 5 years but we can all hold this moment forever.

From 2008_06_22

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20 comments:

  1. I love the picture of you in the chair. Your expression is priceless. It looks as if you have just told someone off and the look on your face says, "so there!"

    Memories are good. They keep us smiling.

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  2. I love the photo of you when you were little. You even had the BUG eyes back then, destined for photography. The wood panelling behind you was so chic in the day. The Poppy pic is a treasure forever. Thanks for sharing these great shots.

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  3. Oh tht was beautiful hon!! Made me tear up! My Dad has been gone about 15 years now!! Wondeful pics!! Sarah

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  4. Oh, I love the one of your dad...what a beautiful, fun shot :)

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  5. Perfect shot of your dad and the girls! and a wonderful memory.

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  6. great memories. the pic of you does look like you are challenging the person taking the picture! great shoot out!!

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  7. I've been thinking a lot about childhood and my family's past, especially now that I've moved to Canada. Two generations back it was home to relatives on both sides of my family. I want to get my mother (93 now) to tell me some stories of the past before they are lost. When we moved to BC it felt more like coming home than a scary new place. Must have had a bit of Canadian hidden in my genes. Enjoyed your pic and post. - Margy

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  8. Glad you captured that moment in time with Poppy. Looks so much fun.

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  9. The photo of your dad and nieces is great! Bet it is a good memory for your nieces.

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  10. I disagree, I thought the photo of you was charming!

    But your dad and his nieces was a classic.

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  11. The hosing down photo is priceless! xx

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  12. Love both these pictures. You were and are an imp! and the one of the girls and your dad was very sweet. It definitley camptured the feeling.

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  13. Great pictures. I love the one of your dad. It totally captures the shock and joy of that moment. Beautiful memory.

    As I will be losing my father soon, this photo makes me teary eyed. Thank you for sharing it with me as a reminder to capture the moments while I still can.

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  14. Ellisa I understand what you must be going through, knowing you will lose your Dad soon. Savour the smiles and the tears, they will last you a lifetime.

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  15. Excellent shots! Reminds me of all the great times with the hose on hot summer days.

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  16. It does not seem like 5 years. Today is the 14th anniversary for Mom. I like to think they are enjoying a few scotches together.

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  17. Oh that is a fabulous photo of you dad with his grand daughters!

    Beautiful memories.

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  18. Very sweet photos, and I have plenty of devilish shots of my boys!

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