Category Archives: Photography

Grandma Jeanne

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I love everything about this photo of my grandma Jeanne.

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I have no idea who these folks are, but it looks like they’re having a good time. Happy Friday!

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Hello, Blog!

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I’m not dead yet! I just got distracted. I’ve been scanning some more of my grandpa’s negatives, and this one made me ridiculously happy. It’s of the Centennial Bridge across the Mississippi River, between Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, Illinois. It was probably taken in the mid-1950s during one of the family trips from Minnesota to Atlanta.

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Margaret Basquill and Jeanne Thompson, Atlanta, mid 1950s

This was in the same strata as the previous photo. I know it was taken in Atlanta, because of the house number on the front door. My great grandma Nell and her sister, Margaret, lived at that address in the 1950s. So that dates both photos (if the clothing and cars weren’t a clue), and it gives context to why my grandparents were driving across the Mississippi River.

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I can’t even tell who the people in this photo are, so I think it’s safe to share it publicly. Grandpa was a pretty good photographer, but with film there are always duds. I really like this dud, though. Now, with digital photography, we have the luxury of permanently deleting our mistakes before anyone else sees them.

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The Fang Toof

Look at that fang toof! It’s the one Thomas uses to stash things he wants to hang out with. I would dearly love to know why he does that, though I should probably just be glad that he’s such a ridiculous boy.

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Beautiful Day

Sunrise Over Wright Quad

It was cold this morning, because the sky cleared. Finally! The sunrise was gorgeous.

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Piglet Percival Smith

Piglet's New Fortress of Solitude
Piglet has a new fortress of solitude.

Piglet Just Can't Even
Piglet just can’t even.

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Just Hanging Around with Random Things Dangling from His Mouth

Just lying around with a cat food lid hanging out of the side of his mouth.

Just standing around with a paper bag hanging out of the side of his mouth.

I have no idea why he does this. Or even how he does it.

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Supervising

Supervising

Maintenance finally replaced my million year old dishwasher, after the door broke. This is Thomas’ favorite maintenance guy, so he had to supervise.

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Composition Books

Journals

I may or may not be in a relationship with composition books and Post-it tabs.

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Ears Up in Curlers

When you beg so hard your ears break.

When you beg so hard, your ears break.

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Power Outage

Freezy Pup

Writing During Power Outage

Power Outage Supplies

A cold front blew in, literally. The wind caused several power outages in town, and we were one of the lucky ones. It got a little chilly in my apartment, but it wasn’t too bad. I put a hoodie on Thomas and got out some candles and my battery charger and spent the day writing.

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