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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sepia Saturday - Theme action, activity. Holding on to a loved one.

Sepia Saturday

When I checked on Alan's post to see what the theme might be for this week, I had this photo in mind to post.
However it did not seem to me to be representative of the theme.
Action, activity.
Even though a still photo is just that, still, there is something going on in any photo.
So here is my interpretation.
Two hearts beating.
One heart excited but anxious, I feel sure, about leaving all safe and loving folks behind.
The adult holding on to the tender loving hand of a devoted niece.
The young niece, holding on to someone she loves very much.
In my case, a father figure.
My father was absent from my life.

The action going on here is the pain in a little girl's heart at the thought of a beloved uncle going away.
Going away to serve in WWII.
I did not know where he was going and I am sure would not have understood if I had known.
At 4 years old, war is not in an innocent child's vocabulary.
One of three of my mom's brothers to serve in WWII.
Uncle Dick was born in 1918 and died at an early age 55 from COPD in 1973.

Photo taken in about May of 1940.
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Will share today's family reunion with my uncle's widow and several of his children.


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12 comments:

Kristin said...

Nice photo on the steps, even though a bit sad too.

Little Nell said...

A picture telling a story for sure. A tender moment captured for you to remember for ever. So sad that he died relatively young.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

All that heartfelt activity in a still pose. Beautiful photo. You expanded nicely on what was happening.

Rudee said...

I see the feelings in both sets of eyes. This is a lovely photograph.

Pondside said...

That was such a sweet photo - it says it all in the looks on the faces and the posture of you and your uncle.

Daniella said...

I love the story and the picture! I am sorry that your uncle died of course.
Such a fun group!
xxDaniella

Brett Payne said...

What a poignant image for you, and now for us, thank you.

Alan Burnett said...

You are absolutely right : there doesn't have to be trains speeding, arms waving, dogs running, or cars crashing to be a story. Your picture, and your description is a perfect example of this.

WyomingDiva said...

Loved the story and the picture. It always interesting to hear more of what's behind the scene.

Bob Scotney said...

Charming picture. I'm not sure who is holding on to whom.

Karen S. said...

Absolutely excellent photo with a lot of story behind those faces! Thanks for sharing this!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I've just returned from northern France where I saw so many war graves, both first and second world wars. I'm happy at least to hear your uncle escaped that fate.