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Saturday, July 22, 2006


The Joy of Photo Memories!

Good Morning Bloggers!

If you’ve read any of my blog posts this past week, you’ll know I’ve been having one heck of a time uploading photos. Sigh. Hopefully, it will work today. Why all the fuss about photos? Because it’s true, a picture really is worth a thousand words.

I grew up in the projects in Cleveland, Ohio and one of the few “luxuries” my mother insisted on was to always have film in her old Brownie camera. I can recall when months would go by and there was no money to develop the exposed film, and roll upon roll would collect in her dresser drawer. But when a windfall came our way, she’d gather up the film and take it to the drug store to be developed. Back then, they were usually black and white photos with scalloped edges. (Yes, I really am that old.) It used to drive all three of us kids crazy that mom was always pointing that silly camera at us. But you know what? Today we have celluloid memories that can never be replaced and, guess what?

I’ve become my mother with my own silly camera—always pointing it in someone’s face!

For example, let’s take Day #1 at CBA/ICRS in Denver earlier this month. It was Friday, July 7th and I had stopped by the Denver Athletic Club on my way over to another event at the Adams Mark Hotel. No, I wasn’t there for a quick work-out. It was the gala dinner for AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Services.) I was kind of bummed out I wouldn’t be able to attend, but equally excited that I would be signing my first novel for a group of Parable bookstore owners at an event hosted by my publisher. I stopped in long enough to say hello and to Oooo and ahhh at how wonderful my fellow AWSA looked.

I was dressed in casual business attire, but everyone at the AWSA gala was dressed to the nines. Especially the Diva herself, Eva Marie Everson (Eva Diva to us.) Looking ever so mahvelous in her elegant black velvet gown and diaphanous shawl, she hurried over to me and said, “Have you got your camera? I forgot mine, I can’t believe I forgot mine. I must have a picture of this dress.” (Truth be told, it was how she looked in the fab dress after losing ten pounds that she really wanted captured on film, but hey, who am I to let that cat out of the bag?) And yes, I must admit, she looked great J as did everyone!

If my photos uploaded without trouble, you’ll see Eva Diva at the top of the page, and the encouraging Lucinda Secrest McDowell and the gracious Pam Farrell directly above this text. (That's me in the suit.) All three awesome AWSA’s and all three authors and speakers with a heart for Jesus and a passion to share His love with the world.

Have a blessed day!

And that’s what’s on my mind today.
Dear Allison,

I love my mother's albums of photos that are 60 years old. Pictures add so much to words and memories! Thanks for going the extra mile to add them to your blog.

The posted photos didn't show in the e-mail sent to me, but I was able to see them with one click on GAUT. Keep adding them.

Thanks, Ginger Cox
Thanks, Allison, for mentioning me on your blog today and for the mahvelous photo of the two of us which only brings great memories of times together. Also, seeing us together is a fantastic reminder of God's faithfulness and how far we both have come....by God's GRACE.
love you lots, Cindy
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