Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Presence & Presents


While clearing out my Mom's home, I found thousands of old photographs. One of them was rolled up. When I unrolled it, here was a four-foot long section of photographic paper with 6 pictures of my sister, taken when she was about 3 or 4 years old. She was born in 1952.
I asked my Mom about it and she doesn't remember it. Neither my sister nor I have ever seen it before. She still hasn't. But she will soon, on her birthday in June. I have framed it and will present it to her in a couple of weeks.

I adjusted the color & saturation level

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I finalized purchasing health insurance yesterday - a HUGE step for this guy

that JP nominated me to chair the Tuesday 12:15pm meeting for June

that I have so many things to do this week I am having to keep notes to myself

for a nice coffee and chat with Jessie Y. on my balcony

see ya; I'm off to visit Mom!

The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.
-Maya Angelou

16 comments:

Mary Christine said...

Your sister is going to LOVE that! What a gift!

Scott said...

you have a balcony, I have always wanted a balcony... betcha got lots of nice foliage, trees, etc down there in the Montrose too... great place for coffee no doubt...

that photo is such a wonderful gift!

great job on the insurance... there are not many things in this life that piss me off more than insurance... I grind my teeth every time I write the checks... it's the biggest rip-off... until you use it of course!

Scott W said...

My sister has those of the three of us, individually. Lisa will surely treasure that gift.

Jane said...

That is an awesome gift Daave!

Melody said...

What a treasure to find ,keep looking and no telling what else is there xoxox's

R.J. said...

Congrats on the Health Insurance purchase! I hope you never have to use it.

NMAMFQLMSH said...

That is one very awesome gift for your sister.
I see you,
JJ

Deb said...

I'm glad I came across your blog!

Tab said...

Those old pics' are precious and you are very thoughtful to frame them like that for a gift Daave .
Health insurance = peace of mind.
Great post today,thanks for sharing~

Anonymous said...

I wonder if I can comment without an account... psychbaby.com

Lex-Sunshine said...

That's an awesome and thoughtful gift. : )

Congrats on the insurance. One step at a time.

Kenny said...

that is so cute, and antique looking. could you like get the photo processed ultil it becomes brown likethat? I like the brown better.

BigSkymAAck said...

Great pic I am sure your sis will love the birthday gift. Thanks for the ear.

green eyed girl on planet earth said...

Hi
What a spectacular present and a wonderful surprise for your sister , she will love it , any one would , how sweet of you to do it for her . Take care
Greeneyes

lash505 said...

She was a beautiful little girl.

Daily Piglet said...

You are such a good gift giver! So thoughtful. You did something similar for your Mom didn't you?