Here’s a link to my two submissions.
#1 is me sitting on my grandfather’s lap, circa 1970. I must be about 3; he died when I was 6, so I don’t remember a lot about him. I never saw this photo until a few years ago. Even if it weren’t me and my grandpa, I’d think it was a beautiful picture: the lighting, his expression . . . a tender moment.
#2 is the same grandpa and grandma, holding my oldest aunt, their 4th child, circa 1939. Auntie is in her 70s now. (Apologies for the grainy quality; it’s a scan of a scan, and the original scan was sepia and inkjet, so I converted it back to grayscale to kill the moire. the splotch at bottom is where I took out their names that had been added to the original scan.) I just love Grandma’s pose; kind of uncharacteristic for how I remember her, a sweet, frail little old lady. But here she looks like she could kick someone’s ass.
Cookies: People are posting pictures of monkeys. Hardy har har. (I think Oslo double-posted accidentally.)