She loved to look at everything and she filled her home with lots of beautiful and unusual things! There was not a spare inch on the bookshelves, hutch, desks, cabinet counters, windows sills or walls. She even collected more than 10,000 owls! (But that will have to be another story.)
Pictures were important to Mother. My brothers and I learned to stop whatever we were doing right then and there to take a picture if Mother wanted it. It was just easier to get it over with than to fuss with her. (Funny how history repeats itself. My boys stop and turn on the smiles for me – click – then they are off and on their way).
Mother cherished her pictures, and they brought her much happiness.
So when I lived out of state, I came across an old photo of Mother sitting on a rock when she was a young girl. I took a picture of myself in a similar pose on a rock and had it framed side-by-side with her picture. It turned out better than I thought, and I gave it to her as a Mother’s Day gift. Mother loved it!
Copycat photos can be done in all sorts of combinations – father and son, grandmother and granddaughter, parents and daughter and son, etc.
A picture is worth a thousand words – Frederick R. Barnard.
What picture do you have that can be a copycat? Share it with us.