Wednesday, April 2, 2008
K is for Kin
Although I am always on the look out for different kinds of things to photograph and I probably could have found a kaledoscope of K's, but due to my Uncle Bert's death, my heart just wasn't in it with my usual spirit and zest.
I collect keys especially old skeleton keys. I have them hanging in my home. I even place keys on our Christmas tree and have been laughed at for doing it by a not so nice person. I believe I must have been a chatelaine in another life, complete with a set of keys to castle dangling from my belt. I was the keeper of keys and still am. Since I got married I complained about the increase in number of keys I have now. The more ornate the keys, the better in my book. I even have a set of jailer's keys.
From the moment I posted my J words last week, I wondered what K words I'd find and use. The first K word that came to my mind was the word kin and how important they are to me. Even more so now. I still had the photos from Easter I had not posted yet or written about. These are the top two and THE most important to me. The key to my existance. So I knew I would use them in my K post.
I did find some K items in the grocery line, but I could only upload these photos of my kin so I figure it was meant to be. It is kismet. Those I found at the grocery were unknown to me and I was excited about them thinking no one else would have any like them in their K posts. I'll save them for next time...
My cousin Ben was so wonderful to his mom during his father's death. I saw a whole loving side to him I'd never seen before. He kept kissing us. I came across this 3rd photo of him that I took with my Minolta many moons ago. I think that photo is the nearest to perfection I have taken. It is one of my favorites of him and I am proud that I took it. Of course Ben has a lot less hair now. LOL So I captured him at his best. A perfect moment in our lives. Ben has a daughter named Kirby. She is the one throwing the ball. After the funeral, I took pictures of his kids and my cousin John's kids who I'd never seen until yesterday. A Kodak Moment.
I had not taken photos at the rosary or the funeral because it just didn't feel right to me. I probably should have because mom's oldest living sister came from Montgomery and it may be her last trip here. But I have no regrets about it. Some of our kin that attended the rosary couldn't come back for the funeral. My Uncle's daughter did not come at all. I could write a book about my kooky kinfolk!
Today I came up with my own Quote of the Day:
There is nothing more important than kin and friends.~Me~
I sent this out as an email this morning & received several Amens back.
I tried to do more tape art, but nothing really worked. It was just not meant to be. I was meant to be with kin and take Kodak moments. I know my Uncle Bert was smiling down on our kinship yesterday and blowing the rain clouds away just as I know he is square dancing in Heaven.
Today I am thankful I am the kind of person and daughter that I am... faithful and true. One who knows the right things to do; one who knows what is important.
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