Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Friday Shootout:A Picture that Makes You Smile





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Member Voice by Kerry Bliss

Topic choice for April 16 by Kerry Bliss

A Picture that Makes You Smile

The headache of taxes is now over. The seasons are changing. This week should be easy, fun and painless. Look through photos from your town and pick out JUST ONE that brings a smile to your face. Share it with us; tell us about the picture and make us smile too.
For example this picture, taken by my husband when he was on a field trip with his students, makes me smile. (I know...any picture with a dog in it will do that; really, I'm that easy!) I guess the fact that he noticed this little critter in the doorway--and took the time to shoot the picture--makes it special.


Have fun! I can't wait to see what you share!
Kerry

This was in 1986 just before my oldest, turned two. We were in West Malaysia visiting my in laws. That spring in New Zealand was cool as I recall dressing her in spencers and cardigans.

Coming from a cool spring in New Zealand to a humid tropical Malaysia was a bit too much. She refused to put a top on, and was very tired in the train. After two weeks, she suffered from dehydration.

This photo reminded me of how her sleeping in the train in her nappies/diapers made people smile when they see her. By her side is her teddy bear.

This bear makes me smile. It was hand made by a woman in Scotland. She made it and sold them with proceeds to a charity for children. A friend's(A) friend's(B) friend (C) went to Scotland and was inspired by her kind deed and bought it. C came back to New Zealand and gave it to B.

We went with A to visit B. B was an elderly woman and she gave it to D. It's been 24 years, and D still has it. It traveled with her to Singapore, Malaysia and Australia.

I had been involved with a Charity for Deaf Children in Kenya for 16 years. I now wonder if the maker of the teddy bear had inspired me to do it.

17 comments:

Chef E said...

Who would not smile at the innocence of that photo, the love of the mother who possesses it, the partner so beautifully crafted and kept company with babes...

Jama said...

Pictures of our own babies never fail to put a smile in our faces!

Rebecca said...

That's one tired baby! :)

Bagman and Butler said...

They are so cute when they are asleep.

Doreen said...

children can sleep anywhere! cute shot of her. you are a special person Ann.

Barry said...

That is a sweet picture and a heart warming story Ann.

Beautiful post.

Manang Kim said...

That picture is a keeper. It makes me smile too. Happy weekend Ann!

FTSO~Makes me smile

~JarieLyn~ said...

Aw, that is so sweet. I love the story about the bear. Great post.

Kerry said...

Sweet story and great picture. My oldest son still has his (worn-out) teddy bear from when he was a baby: 28 years!!

NanU said...

This one gets a Lot of smiles!
:D

Dhemz said...

oh my gosh.....she looks cute...the photo made me smile too...thanks for sharing the story...:)

Queenmothermamaw said...

One for a smile for sure. You can't beat children for smiles. I love the relaxed state she is in. Now that is really sleeping.Wonderful that she still has the teddy bear. Blessings
QMM

Heather T. said...

What a treasure, the photo, the story and the stuffed keepsake! All smile makers :)

Dave said...

A good picture for Debora to look back on Ann. :-) - Dave

Cheryl said...

Adorable photo!

Sarah Lulu said...

Such a sweet photo!

Pauline said...

A sweet memory with a cute photo!