. . . and at the end of the day . . .
We at Ray's Variety have learned that summer is over. The heck. As a testament to the passing of the season let me share with you a look at a project we did earlier this year that sums up the essence of summer in one picture. And to do that please allow me to introduce you to Kathleen. Kathleen was a WWII era bride who spent part of her newlywed summer at the beach in Southern California. The original photo is typical to the times, about the size of a business card.
As Kathleen reached middle age the photo, very much without her permission, was enlarged to 50" x 30", mounted on foam-board, and resided mostly in closets and under beds. Except for selected social gatherings where the subsequent embarrassment was worth the price of her ire. In later years as she fought the dignified fight at end of life her picture moved to storage in the garage.
Fifteen or so years ago the picture, still only paper on foam, was hung unprotected. Until this April when I was asked to revive it and frame it. A project I was most happy to do as it is a great reminder to make the most of your summer. And to hang on to the memories with all your might.
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