Monday, April 4, 2011


More life . . that's Scarlett in the red page cut as Romona!

The Matron pretending she's 25

First day of school

One of the Matron's pet peeves is her husband's proclivity toward photography.

Here's the Matron in the midst of a birthday party full of four, five, six and seven year olds. She is sweating. There are presents to open, cake to cut, pizza to slice and young children to navigate. The latter means that arguments, jealousies and love fests ensue.

As she's (sweating) cutting cake and herding children, here's John.

John: "Everybody smile!" Click!

John: "Merrick, can you open that slower so I can film it?"

John: "Nobody move! This is a great shot!"

While the husband documents, the Matron labors. Here she is picking up tissue paper on Christmas morning or making Thanksgiving dinner while John takes pictures. She looks good in an apron.

Matron: "Uh, can you put down the camera and help out right now?"

John: "Never. You'll thank me for this later."

And with this post, she is.


Marie said...

We called my aunt(not always lovingly) Kodak Betty but she left us a lovely history of our family and adventures. How wonderful that you get to say thank you!

MJ said...

I'm my family's John. And I scrapbook my results. I hope they appreciate it later!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That is sweet of him! I can count on one hand the number of photos that include ME in our albums. Most of those were taken by strangers while we were on vacation!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Beautiful. Post and photos.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Also? What Green Girl said. :-)

Deb said...

My late husband took all the pictures and it was something I could never wrap my head around. Our photo albums stop around the time he died. It's kind of sad, but I really miss him and his pictures.

JCK said...

Ok, this is going to sound weird, and off topic. But...every time I see a picture of you, you remind me of women who lived in a different time. You could be in those early photos of the 1800's. I'll shut up now, but you really do have a striking look.