Eight exposures on 127 film. I promise to use it in the future.
Christmas trees don't last very long. Cats last longer. Christmas trees
are adorded for a few days, then they are passe'. They get dragged out
of the house, shedding pointy green tears all over the floor. A
few pieces of tinsel frequently accompany the tree on its final journey.
They wind up in a dump or in the woods, waiting to be covered with
snow. I have about a dozen of them in the woods behind my house. Most
of them wouldn't be recognized as Christmas trees by anyone but
me. I couldn't tell you which tree came from which year or what
presents were under which one. I can
tell you that they were all witnesses to treasured times.
Lamps are utilitarian things. I couldn't describe any of them in my
house without looking at them. Some people are really into lamps
and spend a lot of time picking them out. I think they used to be
popular presents but not so much any more. I don't think I ever bought
a lamp. Someone liked the one pictured to the left. It may have been a
I recall having lamps like this in the house I grew up in. Someone else
lives there now. The "best" lamps were in "the parlor." No one ever
went into the parlor. It was kind of a showplace, I guess.
I'll bet piano sales weren't very good in 2006. Electronic
keyboards likely have put a dent in the business. Pianos used to be
more common and you can still find them in houses you visit.
I play a little piano but not all that well. When I find a piano in a
house I'm in, I try to play something that someone will recognize. I
usually give up after the first few notes because the piano is way out
Kodacolor-X in HC110 (b)