I've been going through my Mom's things lately
trying to find a particular picture that I haven't yet come across.
In the process I found this one.
I never saw my Grandma Slinkard looking this young
because I wasn't born yet.
Look at my Mom's hands (that's all that is showing of her)
She still had those prominent veins even at age 21.
And she was wearing a watch....probably a simple gold band like she always did.
And she was talking with her left hand.
She would talk with her left hand while eating with her right.
Look at the Tabasco sauce next to my Dad's plate. (he was taking the picture)
That was a staple by his plate all those years of my childhood and beyond.
Grandpa looked the same always.
Same age always. Same look on his face.
My parents having dinner on probably a simple evening in 1951 with Mom's parents
And with Mom and Dad's friends, Betty and Marvin.
There is really never a simple day or a simple evening.
Decades later it seems like a masterpiece.