for the January Theme: Personal History.
This is my very very favoritest picture that I have. It came from a big old trunk of photographs in my grandfathers' family. When they married, my grandmother framed this one, and it always hung on their walls. No one seems to know who the child is in the picture. I like to think it's my grandfather, but I can't be sure. When I was a child, everyone said I looked just like this little one. As I grew older, I always admired this photo, just as I admired many of the 'old things' that were special to my grandmother. When we moved into our first 'home,' Meme brought this down for me to have. And I adore it. It makes me so joyful--the child so happy, and his/her sweet dog on what appears to be farmland (my grandfather grew up on a family farm). I especially love how you can see the sillhouette of the photographer in the picture. Lovely.