Friday, October 9, 2009
When I first handed out the link of my personal blog to my Aunt (I'm slowly starting to pass it around to all of my friends and family, I don't know why I've been so shy), she came back to me and made the comment "That picture of Charlie, on your sidebar, in the bathtub- He looks just like your father when he was a baby". I thought about it for a second, stretching my memory until I put together a sheer picture of a younger version of my dad, and yeah- I remember seeing old black and white photographs of family when I was a kid, so even though the vision was barely there, I could see it.
Last week I got a care package from back home, you might remember me talking about it here? In the bag full of old photos, was a baby picture of my dad. The same baby picture that I had seen hanging on the wall in my Grandparents old house, but smaller, and unframed. Along with it, was a picture of my Aunt that must have been taken at the same time. Both black and white. Both beautiful. Both- wait a second. Is that my dad, or is that... Charlie?
My jaw dropped.
Are you kidding me?
I um. That's uh... Well-
Have you ever seen anything like that?
For Christmas I'm going to have to put my slowly developing photo editing skills to use, and make something special for my dad. I think he'd appreciate that. It'll be better than another bbq cookbook, at least.
Flashback Fridays are my favorite posts every week. I'd love it if you'd participate with me! I seriously geek out over these flashbacks. You can play along a few different ways. You can post an older picture on your own blog, upload one to flickr, or maybe just twit pic it? However you do it, it'll be fun. Just add your link to the list below :)