bradley is my cousin chad's (shelly's brother) son. i haven't seen chad in 20 years either, likely it's been more than that..
labelle is this beautiful place surrounded by nothing. it's a little town that hasn't grown much since i was last there in 1980 something.. (and here is mason not wanting me to take his picture. big surprise)
samantha is shelly's daughter. she is a new big sister. vince is just a month younger than our little rance. (and i could really kill myself for not getting a picture of him!)
( see. told you it was beautiful there :) )
so. most people don't normally have construction equipment & old trucks in their yard you say? well that's family history. my great uncle (shelly's grandfather) owned an electrical company that my dad, her dad & my grandfather all worked at. it dissolved in the mid-80s.. and these are mechanical remnants of it...
(and apparently they haven't been giving a good washing since the mid-80s either!)
it's sad, really, the things we let slip by.
the things that mean soo much to us at one point, that slowly fade into a memory of another life.
i've been thinking a lot about what people mean to me, and about making an effort to make sure they stay in my life. it's so easy to get involved in your own world & fall out of touch with people you care about.
this entire thought process has me on a roll. i'm thinking of where to take it.........
ps. i'm upset i didn't pull my camera out more. but i was so in the moment, i forgot. and i'm okay with that :)