Thanks again to Mike Stafford for finding and sending me photos of the writings of 17-year old Patty. I love sifting through the litter of my past selves.
Barbara Leaming has a 10/14 Vanity Fair piece on Jackie that bears reading. As a teenager I know I wondered how she did it–be the balm for troubled waters. As a grown-up I realized that of course she was falling apart.
Below is a link to a picture that I studied and studied while I was writing the magazine piece. I can’t seem to figure out how to get it on this blog entry. But it’s the one with Jackie and the brothers.
“Kennedy family leading funeral procession, 25 November 1963″ by Robert Knudsen, White House – John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston . Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kennedy_family_leading_funeral_procession,_25_November_1963.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Kennedy_family_leading_funeral_procession,_25_November_1963.jpg
Note from this wise son-in-law (the best son-in-law in our family of one daughter and 3 sons!)
In Covina they do a Veteran’s Day program called Field of Valor (http://covinafieldofvalor.org). Some 2000 flags are placed in the ground and people can sponsor flags in the name of specific veterans. I took the girls there today to give them a better understanding as to why they have the day off.
Note on these vets: Jack was in the Navy during Vietnam. Pop (Jack’s father) spent more than 4 years on the seas during WWII where his ships participated in several battles where ships were sunk and sailors died. The biggest battle was at night off of Guadalcanal during which his ship, the USS Washington, sunk a Japanese battleship.
In this week’s challenge, WP Blogger Jen J. says show a minimalist photo. Find an interesting texture, color, or silhouette. And a story that you can tell with your shot.
The Bird’s Nest is a minimalist house in Vanløse, Denmark, designed by Primus Arkitekter. An addition to a daycare center, the building is elevated to reduce the footprint on the playground and create intimate covered spaces.
Inside the birdhouses and behind the gutter elbows where I live, minimalist housing consists of twigs, moss and dryer lint and is designed by phoebes and bluebirds. Today’s winter cleanup unearthed these ‘buildings’ no longer in use ~ elevated intimate covered spaces of the avian kind. Divine breaths.
#TBT I found this note written by one of my own way back in the day. Needlesstosay, said writer/child of mine DID leave the house which s/he loved, but we APs (Aged Parents/Ancient People) are still here, and we love the child(ren) still. Oh, and, yes, they all can write. Mayhap I could use this in my write a novel in one month project–NaNoWriMo; (Did someone say this is Throwback Thursday?)