From my grandmother Charlotte’s photo album. My mother, Marian, is the little girl standing in front of her Aunt Edna and Aunt Mae. Younger brother Robert is seated on the left. Their father, my grandfather, Judd, is the man smiling in the back on the left. My mother’s grandfather peeking between the women’s faces. Perhaps my cousins will be able to identify more relatives.
My son-in-law taking a selfie with the Stegosaurus. Carnegie Museum of Natural History. His favorite dinosaur when he was growing up. It was fun to see him enjoy the exhibit as much as his son Charlie.
Dried corsage from an unknown occasion. It was resting inside an opaque ceramic lidded box. And now that I look at it, boutonnière seems a more apt description. But here’s the thing- Preserved to remember a special occasion? A sentimental moment. And I’ve not a clue what it could be.
I’m certain other people wear the flowers for the occasion, remove them from their clothing, then slip them into the trash.
Trying to get that photo in the backyard with the grandkids and a puppy. Photographed by my DIL or her Mom. I can’t remember. I’m holding the baby doll in the second shot, you can see the hair. Six years sure went by fast!