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Grandma's Remains

Posted by
Kathe (Marquette, Michigan, United States) on 20 July 2009 in Miscellaneous.

In the window of my grandmother's house - left untouched after her death. Even the draft-preventing plastic is left in the window behind the vases. My sister and I both choked up when we saw these reminders of life at Grandma's house.

NIKON D40 1/320 second F/4.5 ISO 400 70 mm

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

Isn't that amazing...??? how scared people are of death !!!..... you didn't get even one comment...
Well Kathe.... I will say, forget everybody...!!!!

I think your photograph of the window, together with your comment, has such a great meaning !!!...
..even if you didn't say anything... I think the shot is actually great !!!
The framing and the white mist hanging above the vases....
Were you inspired..????

It's good to know that your Grandma's gonna live for a long time yet...???!!!


20 Jul 2009 10:35pm

@Roman: Thanks, Roman. Unfortunately, I don't think this setting will be there for much longer. After my grandma passed away (in 1999, I think), the little house didn't get much use. My uncle actually owned it, but he passed away a few years ago. It has since been slowly falling apart. It's very sad, really.

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Great shot. Nice reflections. Read your story. Sad, but happy at the same time. What will you or I for that matter leave behind. And who will come looking and remembering. In my case no one. I hope you have someone to remember you like you remember your grandmother.

21 Jul 2009 2:15am

@Lee: Thanks, Lee.

Hmmm...I probably won't leave behind much of anything. I hate dust collectors. ;^)

Sarala from Chicago, United States

Awww. Makes me remember all the little things my grandmother left behind. I wonder what happened to them all?

2 Sep 2009 2:06pm

@Sarala: I know what you mean. It has been maybe 8 years since my grandma passed away, and those vases are still sitting there.

1/320 second
ISO 400
70 mm