Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I really hope Mr. Gunnar Ekelund doesn't mind that I colorized his photo.

It's just that when I saw it, I was overcome.

The mannequins in the window look like the Barbies I used to play with at my grandmother's house.

I swear they were some of the first Barbies ever released. They were probably worth a mint. But my grandmother would never bother with that kind of stuff. Not when it came to me, or my sisters and cousins. We were her prized possessions.

Seeing this photo made me miss her to the very core of my being.

Funny how a simple photo can do something like that.


storybookforest said...

<3 I miss my grandmother too. She had a music box collection and when I hear specific songs I feel the way these mannequins make you feel. <3

Heather C Taylor said...

Wow they look just like Grandma's! The perfect red pout and the painted nails and the more closed eye look than modern day barbie.And you can't forget the awesome yellow metal one barbie car. When I saw the photo my first thought was grandma. Thank you for stirring the wonderful memories.

Deb said...

I love how quickly and simply memories can rush forth with just a quick image or maybe even a fragrance that brings it all back.

Sweet photo. :)