I'm Sorry...

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© Max Patrick Haynes
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Q: My sister in-law recently gave me a Canon EOS 10D digital camera body. Having only used point and shoot cameras, what would be a good beginners lens to get for this camera? Should I get kit lens to start with?

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In 1999, my step mother died.
She had been sick for a couple of years and we knew this would be the unfortunate outcome. When I found out I headed north to Ohio to be with my dad. The day after I got there the door bell rang early that morning and it was my fathers neighbor and her daughter, who was probably about 4 years old. The little girl handed me the picture, as her mother offered condolences. I remember thinking the notion was nice, but couldn't put my finger on how I felt about the picture. I wish I could have seen my own face. Now, that being said, I have held onto this memento from my lovely step mothers death, and for some reason I treasure this little kid drawing...

15 responses

  • charlie mclenahan

    charlie mclenahan said (28 Apr 2011):

    I think the smiling face is not fitting with the words.
    Gets my vote

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (30 Apr 2011):

    Oh YEAH/RAD! This is a simply wonderful and warming story, I totally understand why you have kept it.

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (3 May 2011):

    lol!! Like. Got my vote.

  • Max Patrick Haynes

    Max Patrick Haynes said (7 May 2011):

    Thanks Zerina for all your excellent feedback!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (10 May 2011):

    What a touching memento! I can just picture the 4-year old putting her heart and soul into the picture, not completely understanding the occasion. It's actually quite good for 4...all of the features are where they should be, which a lot of children that age would not get. I voted yes.

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (10 May 2011):

    My vote!!!

  • Max Patrick Haynes

    Max Patrick Haynes said (12 May 2011):

    Susan, I'm guessing her age! She might have been a little older, but the notion that a kid would make this, is priceless.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (12 May 2011):

    Lovely, yes an important memento!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (16 May 2011):

    what a wonderful gesture for someone so young! treasure this.

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (17 May 2011):

    Amazing story, so touching. Voted.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (18 May 2011):

    Touching, voted!

  • Yves Harnois

    Yves Harnois gave props (18 May 2011):

    Very intense, got my vote

  • jan-louise haller

    jan-louise haller gave props (7 Jun 2011):

    Fantastic !!! Voted

  • Albert Sellaman

    Albert Sellaman said (8 Nov 2011):


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