Friday, June 14, 2013

Day 14: A Picture I Love

Like most of these, I couldn't limit it to one picture, so I chose three.  Here are their stories.

I have many pictures that may be more artful and well-shot, but this is a picture that I truly love.  In case you don't know, this is my brother, SIL, and niece smiling on Mother's Day.  Aside from the sheer sweetness of that little girl, this photo makes me so happy because they have had a very big year in their little family (new job, new house, moving to new house, etc.).  My brother couldn't have married any better, and the Divine Miss M is the best thing that ever happened to our family.  It just makes me insanely happy!

This is my Great Aunt Adelaide, Grandpa Gus and a cousin, Dorothy, at the La Salle Hotel in Chicago in 1946.  I remember seeing this picture as a little girl and thinking it was just so glamorous--the hats, Grandpa's uniform!  I have a copy of it in my home and in my classroom (I keep a mix of current and old photos there to keep it interesting).

This picture was taken in either China or Japan during World War II.  Grandpa was stationed in Okinawa, but had many pictures that were also taken in China in his stash of WWII-era pictures.  I wish that I had found it while Grandpa Gus was still alive, so I could know a little more about it.  My grandpa loved photography like I do, but I don't know if this was one he took or one that his friend, who was a military photographer took.  The composition was just so perfect.  I did scan it to create a digital image, but other than get rid of a couple of spots (that I think were from developing the original shot), I didn't have to do anything to it.  I think black and white makes it even more striking.

I could go on and on when it comes to photography, but I will spare you.  Happy Friday, everybody!  Hope you have a great weekend!


  1. I love having photos of my family around. The one of your aunts and cousin in Chicago IS glamourous and I love it. It looks like a scene out of a movie. I have always loved the styles from back then. Beautiful last photo, too...yes, very striking!

  2. All three are striking in their own way.

  3. Fantastic photos! I especially like the middle one. I have some elegant photos of my grandparents, who married while Papa was on leave from the Navy during WW2. People just "cleaned up" for photo ops then!


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