Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Christmas 1960 something
Don't know the date this photo was taken but I do know it was taken by me, a budding photographer. For Christmas that year, I received a brand new Polaroid Swinger camera and loved the instant gratification I got of seeing my pictures develop. Unfortunately, those photos don't hold up well with the passage of time. I have recently begun to scan old photos that I don't want to lose and this was one of them. This is my mom and dad posing by the horrible aluminum tree which I hated as a child. Above the fireplace is the famous peacock. I say "famous" because every time I move, my son asks me, "Mom, why do you keep this thing???" My response: "Because I love it! And because it reminds me of my childhood."
Currently, the old peacock is stored away, patiently waiting for the day that I have my own place and then it will once again have a place of honor in my living room. I had to laugh the other night while I was watching the Good Wife. Lo and behold, in someone's living room, was an identical peacock!