Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The 6th Photo Meme - "The Ties that Bind"

Blackbird tagged me for the 6th Photo from the 6th Folder Meme. But I didn't like that picture. I renamed some folders and recounted. I also tried 3 of 3 and 4 of 4. Some of the results were: strangers at a ren Faire, food on a plate, other people's cars. Nothing that resonated with me.

Then I hit on the slightly cheaty bright idea of counting from the bottom! 6th folder from the bottom, 6th photo from the end! And voila! This is a keeper. This is one I can blog about!

August 18, 2004: Ernest is 8 years old. He recently discovered a love of ties--so great a love that his piano teacher gave him a batch of her father's ties. I love the creative contrast of the tie and the tie-dye. On the wall in the background? Frank's silhouette from his 8th grade graduation.

There are two other tie photos in that folder:

Ernest and his precious CatBaby, all dressed up with nowhere to go.

And the tie that started it all...

He wore this in his first theatrical endeavor, with a classy white shirt, not a t-shirt! I have no photos of that, but a videotape exists somewhere. He was sad when he had to return this tie to the costumer, and thus the tie obsession was born. He's got quite a collection now. I should get him a tie rack -- they keep falling off the hanger.

There you go, the 6th photo from the 6th folder, in my own backwards style.

Go tag yourselves!


barbra said...

Ties on little boys at The Jason Show and Small Town Mom! What a good week!

The Guider said...

love it! what fab pics!

Anonymous said...

May a doting grandmother supply the tie rack for Christmas? Instead of another gift card to iTunes.

Anonymous said...

Shh, don't tell him, but I think he was a cutie patootie!

blackbird said...

Oh! You SHOULD get him a tie rack!
Too cute!

dkuroiwa said...

These pictures are priceless!! My personal favorite is the one with the cat!! Love 'em!!

I can't sleep so am tagging myself to give me something to blog about...I may play with the rules a know...'cause you did!!

Louise said...

Really, one has to cheat on these things. Your method was great, and I love the photos!

(About the chicken thighs, I love Cheri's idea. Hilarious. I don't do thighs or whole chickens or anything with a bone... but I have a good crock pot recipe for chicken breasts. I make it up in batches of about 5 and freeze it and give it away when people need a meal. I get raves about it. I HAVE eaten it myself and like it, but get bored with repeated food, so we do not have it much. I would give you the recipe now, but I'm sick upstairs with my husband's laptop. If you want it, let me know and I'll e-mail it later this week.)