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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Brothers & Sisters - I Smile For The Camera - 11th Edition

The word prompt for the 11th Edition of Smile For The Camera is brothers & sisters? Were they battling brothers, shy little sisters, or was it brother & sister against the world? Our ancestors often had only their siblings for company. Were they best friends or not? Show us that picture that you found with your family photographs or in your collection that shows your rendition of brothers & sisters. Bring them to the carnival and share. Admission is free with every photograph.

I always seem to find it difficult to narrow down my favorite photographs, so again for my "Smile For The Camera" submission I must submit two of my favorite photographs. The first was taken about 1924-1926 and is of my father (left) with his brother and sister reading a book. The photograph taken on "the home place" in Nebraska is one of the few I have of my Dad as a little guy so it is very special to me. I love their haircuts and tease my Dad that my grandma must have several different sized bowls to place on their heads to use as a guide to giving them a haircut. I also use this photo as the backdrop for my business card.

George, Willis and Johanna - 1924-1926

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My second submission is a photograph taken of my brothers in about 1949 sitting on the stoop at our grandparents home. Besides it being a photograph of my brothers, I think what I love about this photograph is the emotion that you can see in the photograph. It appears that either one or both were in need of a little comfort.

It'll be OK.......

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  1. These are absolutely THE cutest pictures!!

  2. Absolutely priceless - the kind of pictures that give you a little window on the emotional lives of children.

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  4. I adore the loving closeness the siblings show in BOTH photos! As a librarian, I especially LOVE the one with your father and his siblings reading the book! Priceless :-)

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love the pictures! Thank so much for suggesting FTM. I'm torn between the two!

  6. Photos that bring a smile to my face. I love the bowl hair cut on little George! Thank you for sharing these priceless pieces of your heritage.

  7. Thank you everyone for your kind words. I must tell you though - as sweet as my brothers look in this picture - they could be stinkers too! LOL

  8. What cute pictures. The last one is so sweet.
    Love your playlist. A very fitting song was playing Memories by Elvis.



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