Friday, May 22, 2015

May 1965 in the Garden - Staging the Scene

Grampa loved a good scene and would arrange photos and movies to appear spontaneous. Here he appears to be whipping my aunt and uncle as they turn the dirt in the garden.

The big clue to the staging is the grin on my uncle's face. I would love to see my aunt's face as I am sure she isn't a happy teenager at the moment. 

Jennifer Shoer aka ScrappyGen
Reconnecting Relatives, LLC

These photos are from my grandfather's collection of carefully labeled slides and photographs. Some include not only the exact date, but also the time of date. Grampa was a prolific photographer. The Magical Backyard is a collection of photo memories from my grandparent's (and now my aunt's) backyard. 

Spend some time here; enjoy the garden or sit in the shade of the big maple tree. It's a peaceful place enjoyed now by the fourth generation of the Smith family in Bristol, Connecticut. 

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