Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Family snapshot: Mom, Charles and Ginger

Today's family snapshot features Mom, her older brother Charles, and a somewhat unwilling cat. They are posing on the second floor of the house on Oak Crest Lane in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, in front of the door to the bedroom that became mine in the mid 1980s.

The original version of this photo is just 2⅛ inches wide, so it's neat to see it magnified.

Charles says the cat's name was Ginger. It was a friendly indoor/outdoor cat that sealed its fate when it kept killing birds every time it went outside. That was a no-no in that bird-loving household. So Mom's and Charles' grandfather, Howard Horsey Adams (husband of oft-mentioned, world-traveling Greta) hauled Ginger off to the SPCA.

When we moved into the house in 1986, we brought a pair of cats with us: Buddy (who didn't live long after the move) and Cyrano, who lived for nearly another decade and bonded with Greta when she became bedridden late in her life.

Somewhere around here I have a cool picture of Cyrano I should share...

She is quietly judging you

1 comment: