Friday, September 3, 2004

THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK

BRIDGET AT THREE MONTHS

This is my favorite picture of all the thousands I have. When I first read the Blogfathers assignment  three photo's came to mind.  Yet, it was no contest.

My Uncle Johnny took this photo. I had a small 110 camera and my photos of Bridget were, for lack of a better word, pathetic! He took pity on me and this photo is the result. Bridget was the apple of Johnny's eye. We lived with my Aunt and Uncle for the first six months of Bridget's life, then moved to Louisville from Houston.

This picture was taken at the waterfront in Houston. We were visiting the battleship they have docked there, can not remember the name. I have displayed this picture of her for over 2o years, where ever I go, where ever I live, it is displayed prominently.

Uncle Johnny died when Bridget was just two years old. They had just moved to Florida and he was in the garage sharpening knives, building a bookcase, doing whatever it is engineers do upon retirement in their garages....my Aunt sensed something was wrong and ran to check. He died in her arms of a heart attack.

I cherish this picture for many reasons.

24 comments:

sistercdr said...

What an incredible picture.  There's so much personality there, and connecting it to your uncle does indeed make it more special.

hope5555 said...

I'm sorry to hear about your uncle.  What a special picture.

(also...."Blogfather".....made me laugh!)

my78novata said...

aawwwwwwwww cute

kathleenggoode said...

It is the Battleship of Texas right next to the San Jacinto Monument.  I have been there hundreds of times, favorite field trip for a Houston school.  Also my father was a merchant marine, spent many days wasting time there waiting for his ship to arrive.

Beautiful baby!

I am so sorry about your uncle.

belfastcowboy75 said...

Once a cutie, always a cutie.

readmereadyou said...

And it's a beautiful picture.
The story about your uncle made me cry.

emfeasel said...

I love the pic...adore the story...

Elizabeth~

merelyp said...

super duper entry-- for so many reasons.
~~mumsy
http://journals.aol.com/merelyP/ArgumentAgainstGrowingUp

deabvt said...

Wonderful Entry...and Pic.
V

quroboros said...

It's wonderful that this photo touches you on so many different levels.  Loved the stories that went with it.  ¤Holly

redhdka said...

omg that is a beautiful adorable wonderful photo. I just love it

txsguinan said...

It's funny how a favorite photo is never just about the image; it's a beautiful picture of a beautiful child, but it's also about your aunt and your Uncle Johnny and a moment in time ~ even a little about loss...Wonderful entry!

mlraminiak said...

It IS a great picture.  It's a wonderful thing to cherish.  Lisa  :-]

mrccgoody said...

That is a beautiful picture...the best thing about pictures, besides the face value of them, is the memories behind them.

cneinhorn said...

great choice, poignant photograph
~jerseygirl
http://journals.aol.com/cneinhorn/WonderGirl

ondinemonet said...

Mary

This is lovely :) What a touching entry!

Love, Carly :)

fisherkristina said...

Beautiful photo. -Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

judithheartsong said...

oh, thank you for sharing. judi

vernae69 said...

Good one!  Baby pictures are my favorite.  It captures them at their most innocent time.
http://journals.aol.com/vernae69/PiecesOfMe  

camaroisle050856 said...

       Wonderful picture of Bridget, what do you think she's thinking in this one?  I like to do that with Baby pics.   Baby pictures are so bittersweet.  Glad they've grown up and you love them that way, too, but part of you misses the "baby" age and "little girl" ages.  
        Your Uncle Johnny must have been very special, and I can see why you would hold this photo dear to you.  

Best wishes,
Debi

chapterxxi said...

This is definitely an "Oops, I forgot to mention that," type of pix.  Just today I marvled at my 15 year old and I asked him whether he  thought he looked liked the exuberant 6 year old that I prominently display.  He agreed that he did, said he doesn't smile anymore when taking pictures, said he looked older. Ah, such wisdom.  Good grief, they do grow up so.  Race

somenuttychic said...

What a precious photo! (And a sad anecdote about your Aunt and her keen sense of intutition.)

tjexpressions said...

Darling.... I can understand that value.
TJ
Blog Away~

krobbie67 said...

Beautiful picture! I'm sorry about Uncle Johnny. :-) ---Robbie