|September 1985 - me, Baby Doll, T and Horace - posing for our annual Christmas card photo|
As regular readers of this blog know, I am fond of posting old family photos. By old, I mean the 40's and 50's. I think I have just about exhausted posting those photos so now I have moved up to my next surge of photo taking, which occurred in the 80's, when I was in my 40's. Poet and don't know it.
Here are some photos that I took (which can now be considered family photos since they are almost 40 years old) during one of my annual photo shoots with our dogs. Back in the early 80's, when I first acquired Horace, my male Pomeranian dog, I had a Christmas card photo produced to share with friends and family. That Christmas card was so popular that I began to take annual Christmas card photo shoots even though it cost me over $1,000 each time. Back in that day I had a good paying job with a major Philadelphia bank and I could afford such frivolities.....and I did.
|Explaining to Horace what we're about to do - he was okay with it|
Fast forward to today. No dogs, no good paying job, no Christmas card photos with our dogs.
|"Ready for our closeup Mr. DeMille!"|
Some say we shouldn't "live in the past." I don't consider looking at and sharing these photos as "living in the past." I consider them memories of a different time. A happy time but a different time. Sometimes I feel the need to get another "little buddy" like Horace but I then realize that my little buddy will probably outlive me. Besides, Bill wouldn't permit another pet in our house. The loss is too great.
So here are some of my photos from the 80's which I have now classified as "old family photos." Enjoy. You will be seeing more of them in future blog postings.
|"We're ready!" You think herding cats is hard. Try and get three Pomeranians to sit still on wicker baskets for a photo shoot.|