I was able to go home for the Thanksgiving holiday and had a chance to see a bunch of family. My niece Jordan, who I thought was actually shy…is NOT! She never got tired of posing for the camera, losing to me at thumb wrestling, or being the only clue-giver in charades. It was great to see my uncle Kenneth, who is 60 but looks all of 45. And my grandparents reminded me that they met when they were just weeks old (they were neighbors). I think they can count the time that they’ve been apart in their entire lives in months. I also finally built in some extra time during the drive to my mom’s house to photograph some of the great scenery along the way. As sleepy as the town of Deale, MD is, it can also be absolutely beautiful.
Uncle Kenneth & Jordan
Jordan struggled to keep the camera/grip/flash steady and got a pretty nice shot in the process.
Granddad, still as sharp as a tack. We can always count on him to stay out on the porch until we turn the corner onto Gwynns Falls. I love that he has all the signs of a grandfather: belt + suspenders, zip-up sweater, eyeglasses in the shirt pocket (and a cell phone).