We Bought the MIL's house and we're all living together.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
It's Autumn now but this photo was taken twenty years ago on a visit to New Hampshire during another Autumn. This is my older (by fourteen months) son. He was two at the time and his brother was a baby. We captured him in front of our condo in the mountains. We'd bought it as a second, refreshing, humidity-free escape from Richmond, Virginia where he and his brother were born. By the time this was taken, we'd moved back to San Diego so I could take a sales management position with a radio station there. But my heart was already moving away from the corporate climb towards my children and a different life that we would eventually escape to, one that left behind the stresses of keeping up, wearing the right labels and so forth. Speaking of labels, I often thought we should have entered this photo in the annual Osh Kosh photo contest. But we never did.