Thursday, October 28, 2010

Blog Challenge Day 8: A Picture That Makes Me Sad

Greetings Humble Readers!

Today's assignment was a tough one. 

I spent a lot of time going through my pictures, looking for something that makes me sad. 

There were a few that I could have used.  I have some great pictures from the Baggage Room at Ellis Island, and my experience there was particularly moving.  Particularly when I learned about the families that were split up when family members were not allowed to immigrate due to illness or physical deformity.

But I came across this one.  I had honestly forgotten I had taken it.

Dad C's Skates
(from when he played junior pro hockey)
 This picture was taken last fall at my FIL's memorial service.  It makes me immeasurably sad to think that our little Halfling won't get to know his/her Grandpa C.  Who's going to coach our little one on the finer points of curling?  Or instill in them the appropriate pride in being part of the Rider Nation?  Who's going to teach our child to play Chase the Ace, or how to tie their first pair of skates?  I know there are others, including my Beloved and I, who can teach our child these things, but we won't be able to do it in Dad C's gruff but loveable style.

And that makes me sad.


  1. That is absolutely beautiful :)

  2. What a fabulous picture and a truly touching and beautiful story. {{{Hugs}}}

  3. That is a sad picture, but such a touching entry and good memories of Dad C.

  4. very sad, but a wonderful picture and I am sure there will be great stories to be shared about Dad C.


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