Monday, August 4, 2008

Kindergarten Baby

The 4th Edition of Smile For The Camera takes its word prompt from the Ace of Hearts. What photograph do you consider "My Favorite Photograph," the one that has won your heart.Choose a photograph of an ancestor, relative, yourself, or an orphan photograph that is your favorite family photo or that photograph you've collected and wouldn't give up for a King's ransom.Is it the only photograph of an ancestor, is it funny, poignant, or very rare? footnoteMaven's favorite photograph is the first one she ever collected. What's yours? Share it with us! Then get back out in the summer sun.Your submission may include as many or as few words as you feel are necessary to describe your treasured photograph. Those words may be in the form of an expressive comment, a quote, a journal entry, a poem (your own or a favorite), a scrapbook page, or a heartfelt article. The choice is yours!

I decided my entry for this edition of Smile For The Camera would be of me.

Lake, Kathy. Photograph. 1972. Digital Image. Privatley held by Kathryn Lake Hogan UE, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Windsor, Ontario. 2008.

This is my kindergarten portrait, and it is my favourite out of all the school photos I have had taken. I was very shy and bashful as a little girl. I think the photographer may have tried to tickle me in order to get me to smile. It worked; but it also made me hunch up my shoulders.
When I look at this photo, I remember many things about kindergarten such as: how I used to walk to school by myself, the day I missed counting the number 16 when I was tested by my teacher, Mrs. Wallen, wearing my pink & white poncho on chilly days, and all the friends I made that first year of school.