G.G.B. . .

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UploadedJuly 19, 2008
MakeOlympus Optical Co.,ltd
Exposure1/6 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length6.6 mm
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Great Grandmother Brewer (a.k.a. GGB) - my great grandmother meant a lot to me - though I didn't have the privilege of seeking her advice in my teen years, she was good to sit next to and feel admired by. Sitting next to her was just supremely comfortable. You could just sit and be. She would look at you and seriously admire you, chuckle a bit and give you a hug.

Though not a good photo (taken around 1910, the left half is sort of "bleached" out while the right half is OK), this is a picture of her at the age of 17, with my very dashing great grandfather. This was their honeymoon - fresh off the train in AFRICA. They lived there a few years where she had several of her 5 children, a few "helpers" and a shotgun. My great grandfather would go on expeditions, sometimes for several days and she would hold down the fort.

These goblets were brought home from Africa from their life there and I treasure them.

(Note: I have a previous photo posted here of a child's dress, worn by her children.)

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  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist gave props (18 Jul 2008):

    Nice feel good story Natalie, and a nice momento to cherish. btw he is 'dashing' (love that word0

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (18 Jul 2008):

    Love this; there have a few of those people in my own life that i felt so at home with, and didn't really appreciate it until it was too late. But then I was a child. With respect to all the people in mind, I wish I could just spend a day with them. A million questions. Beautiful post Natalie.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (19 Jul 2008):

    I seen a few photos from around 1910 and I have yet to see one a natural as this one. What a treasure.

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S said (19 Jul 2008):

    John, you're so right. I think that's what I've always loved about this photo is that so many of them during that time were very serious and somewhat formal - you didn't even smile, never mind mess around or goof off.

  • hr chick

    hr chick said (20 Jul 2008):

    The joy in this picture is palpable - great story and great picture!

  • Camille Susak

    Camille Susak gave props (21 Jul 2008):

    This is definately a one-of-a-kind shot-what a great photo & great description!

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