Thursday, April 13, 2006

Lost and Found Redux

Another one of the many things we lost in the flood was all of our wedding pictures. Many are lost forever, but on our recent trip to Miami, we reacquired some of the negatives, and now we've had prints made.*



Ah, scrawny twelve year-olds in love - so sweet!

Note: The wedding took place in the backyard of our cousins' house in the Gentilly neighborhood. They had about eight feet of water. The house is a complete loss, and this beautiful yard is now a desolate, abandoned, dead-zone. Seeing these photographs again makes the contrast more jarring.

* I'm also getting digital scans which I will make triplicate copies of and keep in geographically dispersed locations. Never again.

12 comments:

  1. so glad you guys got your hands on those...

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  2. oh - you all look so happy (albeit like babies! What were you, twelve???)

    I am so glad that you were able to obtain these.

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  3. Awww...that is sweet. There's nothing quite like family photos.

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  4. A baby-faced twenty-six, actually.

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  5. let's here it for negatives...glad you were able to recreate those photos :)

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  6. Anonymous10:33 AM

    i love you both soooooooooooooooooooooooo much. even if i wear the same skirt several weeks in a row. xoxoxo

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  7. Hi, Anonymous. Thanks for stopping by. Yes, you know how much I object to wearing the same thing every day.

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  8. I'm so glad you were able to recover some photos. My parents somehow tracked down the friend's brother who took their wedding pictures and we're hoping the negatives from 1976 are in good enough condition to develop some new shots.

    Note to self: when wedded, sent multiple sets to friends who live in land-locked areas w/o fault lines!

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  9. White suit. That takes some panache, but it looks like you pulled it off.

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  10. Let me dig out my polaroids--the film we had we bought in Minnesota, and I think that the Louisiana heat did some straaaaange things to it, but the effect on some of them is quite interesting. I'll go looking in the closet tomorrow and scan them in some time.
    Be warned--Professor Crawdad makes an appearance. A shirtless, Beefeater bottle-wielding one.

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  11. Ooh, Prof. Crawdad! It's been too long.

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  12. Wow. They let pre-pubescents marry in Gentilly? Who'd a thunk it.

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