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And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people...
St. Luke 2:10
This is a portrait with my parents that I did, using self timer (camera on tripod) on December 24, 1995 ...It was Dad and Mom's 60th wedding Anniversary that Christmas Eve day. I wanted the pictures that I shot of them to be extra special and remember spending part of an afternoon thumb tacking a gray cloth on my folk's dining room wall at the home place, for the background. ..It was a tedious job!:) I was disappointed afterward that the background looked so wrinkled after I had the pictures developed at the photo lab.....This was before digital and photo shop of course..My husband and I spent every Christmas with both of my
folk's up until Dad passed away...Then with Mom who missed him terribly. We
also were invited through the years to a wonderful Aunt and Uncle's place for a Christmas meal. They are both gone now but their hospitality and love to us will be remembered always...
Today I found a snowflake background from my Print master Gold card shop and changed the previous background...It is still; gray, same color, but now with flakes, instead of wrinkles:) I shot other pictures that day, but this portrait was Mom and Dad's favorite. Dad passed away Dec. 21. 2003, from complications of a stroke.. This year mother who turned 101 is at a Nursing Home and if the weather cooperates my husband and I plan to make a trip to see her sometime this month.. So far this has been a very cold month with more snow in the forecast....10 to 16 inches of snow by tomorrow night with 10 to 15 below zero for the next three days.
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