My sister Pearl held an arm full of leaves. My mother held our hands. I held my doll. We were standing in the vacant lot near the parsonage of St. John’s Congregational Church in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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18 thoughts on “Springfield, MA 1950”
I can’t put my finger on exactly why? I’ve seen many pictures of mothers with their children. But there’s just something about this picture that catches the eye right away. I think maybe it’s your pretty mother’s bright smile. Obviously, she was pleased with whatever she and you were looking at. 🙂
I wish I knew what it was we were looking at.
Once you start looking at photos you realize how many of them have the people all looking to one side and it always makes for a nice shot and a nice memory.
I had never thought about that sideways look until I read about it this week.
Something caught the attention of you and your mother, but your sister is content with her leaves. One of the children in the prompt is also holding on to her doll.
I think you’re right about those leaves.
Your sister is looking a little unhappy – perhaps she was ready to go home and wasn’t so interested in whatever it was that caught your attention. Your mother looks very elegant.
I think she has noticed a leaf on the ground and is figuring out how to get it with her hands both occupied.
Your look of anticipation is priceless. Your mother is beautiful.
Yes, my mother was both elegant and beautiful.
Cute photo! The direction you and your mother are turned in the photo is best in combination with the angle of the sun (which is most noticeable in the shadows on the ground).
That’s true. If we were looking forward we would have been looking right into the sun.
A fistful of leaves — how wonderfully simple that is!
A sweet photo and a perfect match to the theme.
Excellent choice for this week.
A fine photo to choose and I like the triangle effect made by the three of you. Very classical.
A perfect sideways shot, your mother looks so happy and beautiful. Great family photo Kristin!
What? No dolly for Pearl? You got the better end of that deal! Such a nice photo of a happy mother.
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