In several weeks, we will be celebrating
Aunt Dot's 100th Birthday.
Rosa Dorothea Marie is Lou's Father's sister. She never married. When she was in her 80's and someone asked her why she had so few wrinkles, she said, "I'm sure it's because I never had to put up with a man in my life."
She is still sharp of mind but needs to be in
a wheel chair. The family is throwing a birthday bash for her next month.
Our daughters and their cousins thought a photo, printed on canvas, of all the
great and great-great nieces and nephews would be a good gift. So we trekked down to the
family shore house on a beautiful but a bit cool Sunday afternoon to try get
just the perfect shot. I took over 50 photos, some with my camera, some
with daughter Meagan's camera, and there wasn't one good one in the bunch.
Eyes were closed, heads were turned, hair was
blowing across the girls faces. The littles were actually very patient
and cooperative and the older cousins always have a good time when they get together.
So both sets of photos were given to my miracle worker son-in-law and he worked his magic, swapping heads, getting rid of shadows and brushing hair out of eyes. He assembled a perfect photo.
This is one of the pictures of Aunt Dot we'll be using in a slide show at the birthday party. The marble steps she is laying on in this photo are part of Baltimore row house history.
Aunt Dot scrubbed these steps every Saturday with BonAmi.