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Perhaps, like the Ring of Power, it wanted to be found

Posted on 2008.02.03 at 14:49
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I glanced today at my living room bookcase, and my eyes happened to focus on my copy of Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune. I read the book while in high school and had to laugh when I saw it today – I thought it was such a long book at the time, yet I see now that it is a rather modest tome, weighing in at barely 400 pages.

As I flipped through the book, I found this photograph lying between the pages. It is my brother Dan, on what I would suppose to be his 18th birthday. There are several pieces of evidence which support that dating. First, he has what I take to be a piece of birthday cake in front of him. Second, he looks about like he did in his high school graduation picture. And third, the staging of the shot – surrounding him with alcohol – is highly suggestive of turning 18, since that was Michigan’s legal drinking age at the time. I only wish I had come upon this a couple months ago, since his birthday is in late December – oh, there’s a fourth piece of evidence – the Michelob Christmas packaging, as well as the decorations in the windows!

For the record, this was taken in the kitchen at our Detroit house on Camden Street.

Comments:


(Anonymous) at 2008-02-05 16:38 (UTC) (Link)

Dec 1977

The alcoholic potpourri was staged by yours truly. Dan's willingness to play-along included the tie and the faux drunken demeanor. It's yet another reminder of the countless laughs that were enjoyed at the old Camden house ! The window candles were another by-product of mom selling "Mitchell Greeting" related items at St Ignatius. Also...Note the metal office chairs...Dad was fed up with us leaning back on the traditional kitchen chairs and breaking them in every way imaginable !
FG
eagleeye113
eagleeye113 at 2008-02-06 13:44 (UTC) (Link)
And I took that picture! It is missing from my archives, but that was the time I was taking most of the family pics, because you had mostly gone off to seek your fame and fortune in the acting world. I have a few staged pics similar to that which I can share at a different time. Those were the days! Thanks for the laugh!
Middle Sis
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