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Rosy Cheeks & Prized Possessions

Monday, December 31st, 2012

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” ~ Ansel Adams

me with rosey cheeks

This photo was always a conversation starter for Mom and me. For years I had a hard time believing her when she said it was really yours truly. I thought the photo was a doll Mom had, or at the very least, I figured she and Dad smeared some of her ruby red blush on my cheeks to make me look like a life-sized puppet.

(ITALIAN LESSON: nice Photo = bella foto)

The scene: a winter day with me just chilling in my comfy red flannel Christmas PJs (with matching rosy cheeks) showing off one of my mother’s hats and trying on the black leather gloves Dad gave her for their first Christmas together. Two little gloves that hold a very special place in my heart and soul, gloves that are even older than I am, which lie tucked away safely in one of my dresser drawers.

I just love nostalgia and special family treasures like these gloves, old photographs and my beloved Easter Basket (one year younger than I am) which I covered in the post, Pretty Precious Things.

When I found this photo, it reminded me of another sweet memory — those things money just cannot buy.
So now it’s your turn! Tell me about any photos that share a warm spot in your ticker!