"In Memory"

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© Alicia Rutkowski
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UploadedNovember 13, 2008
TakenNovember 10, 2008
Exposure1/60 sec at f/3.2
FlashFlash, Auto-Mode
Focal Length6.3 mm
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My grandmother holding a beautiful memory of my grandfather, both as a WWII veteran and a longtime firefighter.

9 responses

  • Jacqueline

    Jacqueline gave props (13 Nov 2008):

    This gave me chills. I love that you included the "1928-2004" in the shot. Beautiful.

  • Alicia Rutkowski

    Alicia Rutkowski said (14 Nov 2008):

    Thank you Jacqueline, but the dates in the background are actually not my grandfathers- they are for his brother-in-law, who has a joined tombstone with his (still living) wife right next to my grandparents' joined stone. A bit of a compositional accident, but still a personal touch... and I believe James died in November too.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    This is a very moving and touching photo. I was recently presented with a flag just like this at the death of my father, who was also a WWII veteran in the Navy. This photo brings a lump to my throat and a tear to my eye.

  • Michael Gossenauer

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  • je suis moi

    je suis moi said (12 Apr 2009):

    “ The Cotton Cloth
    She was sitting there with tear filled eyes,
    The love of her life is gone.
    The service is over, now she must go.
    They hand her a cloth, a cotton cloth,
    A cloth of the red , white and blue.
    She holds the cloth like a newborn child,
    Lest it should slip away.
    She clutched the cloth of the red, white and blue,
    A reminder of days long gone.
    That’s all she has of those long ago days.
    The service is over, now she must go.
    Clutching the cloth of the red, white and blue. “
    Written by : Gloria Jean Childers -2004

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (12 Apr 2009):

    Very Moving picture...........

  • Alicia Rutkowski

    Alicia Rutkowski said (13 Apr 2009):

    thank you Gloria, what a beautiful poem!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (22 Aug 2011):

    Alicia, I just found your note. You are welcome and thank you !!

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