This week’s prompt over at Carrot Ranch (www.carrotranch.com) was to write a story in 99 words (no more, and no less) about a vintage photograph. This pedometer geek writer is not sure when a photograph becomes vintage, but the photograph, about which the following story is written, is close to a hundred years old (and the people now exist only in the minds of those who still remember them).
An Old Photograph
It was a formal portrait of a mother sitting with her children all around her, and the youngest one on her lap. One of them was a boy in knickers, copping a pose of nonchalance, his fist under his chin and a most serious look in his eyes.
I first saw this photo when I was working on a family album of these children, their children, and grandchildren. This was my dad’s family: his mother, his brother, and his three sisters. I love the photo of my grandmother, my uncle, my aunts, and my dad when they were young.
~Nancy Brady, 2021