I’m laying it on the line.
This is my favorite family photo of all time.
I guess my Dad took this picture, cause everyone else is in it. It’s the only picture that I can think of that shows my Mom, and both sets of my Grandparents, and my Sister. And, it’s so elegant!
It’s my Sister’s first birthday party, and they are all eating her cake.
I know, because we also have this picture, taken moments prior to the previous pic:
The first picture – my FAVORITE picture – has been bent and beat up a bit over the years, and yes, that’s my feeble attempt in Photoshop to restore it. One day I’ll have a professional restoration done. Apologies for my sad results – but trust me, it’s better (just slightly) than the mangled original.
Doesn’t my Mom look like a model – in her fancy outfit and high heels? And my Grandparents are all dolled up, as well!
I wonder what my Dad looked like on that day?
Here’s a pic of him, dated about 4 years later:
Maybe in my next Photoshop attempt, I’ll cut him out of the bottom picture and insert him into the first picture.
But then, he’d be the only one without a piece of cake.
He might not be happy about that.
Maybe I’d better just leave well enough alone…
I’m going to go back and stare at my favorite family photo for a few more minutes now.