Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sepia Saturday - Memory in Motion

While digging for a Sepia Saturday worthy picture from my collection, I stumbled upon this little trio pasted to my Dad's baby album. As the first child of four, the only son, and with a Dad overseas fighting in WWII, Grandma took lots of photos of little "Sonny". Apparently, he wasn't always receptive to the idea. Once his little sister Janet arrived, he was quite the photogenic pro. He went on to become a professional photographer himself, but it is fun to point out that the camera was not always his friend!

Perhaps it is even more fun to see Grandma's arm blurred as she tried to steady her pretty little boy. With the rapid succession of this memory in motion, and due to the miniature size, I'm thinking she chose a little photo booth in lieu of a local professional. I am so thankful she didn't toss the less than perfect shots and let us see the developing and fading of tears, and the work it took just to get this busy little guy to sit still!

CD
7/24/2010

9 comments:

Eric S. said...

Now that is a wonderful trio of pictures. I have to laugh at the little curl atop his head. He surely was not happy with the circumstances.

Christine H. said...

So sweet - and I love what she did with his hair.

Kat said...

These are great, Cheri! I love the might in the second one and what about that curl on the top of his head? It almost looks like a little leprechaun hat!

Kat

TICKLEBEAR said...

"leprechaun"???
i couldn't have said it better!!
adorable pictures. the things parents put kids through though...
:D~
HUGZ

Barbara and Nancy said...

It's almost like a movie! Darling little boy, hairdo, and outfit!
I love the photo corners,too.
Barbara

Pat transplanted to MN said...

Very sweet trio and arrangement and how clear these remain still today...look at his little top knot too!

Nancy said...

Poor boy. He was not a happy fellow. Cute, but not happy. It IS good that the less-than-perfect photos were saved.

Alan Burnett said...

I agree so much with you - the imperfections in the photographic technique simply makes it more real and lifelike. Great Sepia Saturday post. Thanks.

Cheri Daniels said...

I was so tickled over the leprechaun comment :-) That descibes it perfectly! I showed the post to Dad to remind him of this former photo session....he was saddened again....he wished he had enough hair to make that cute little curl now! But he was a big boy, no tears this time!

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