Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Be Still Life

A still life on the wall at Grandma and Granddad's house, and a thwarted "Be still!" moment during a family portrait. Mom looks great, but Dad is clearly stunned that I shifted position at the last moment to prop a plastic cowboy on his head. Check out the funky Mount Rushmore collector plate on the wall and the issue of Newsweek on the coffee table. Note too the package of Rothman's cigarettes, Mom and Dad's brand before they quit smoking in 1979, coincident with our move from Manitoba to Alberta.

I find it interesting that Mom and Dad look quite stylish here in black and white, and yet I'm stuck with plaid pants and a purple shirt. Actually, I'll bet I'd be quite a hit if I dressed like this for my next social gathering...

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