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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Trip to the States

I spent last week in the States, not for a pleasant reason, but I did get to spend time with my sister and her family, and we tried to have a bit of fun. Her house is decorated for Hallowe'en, and she lights her special lights each night: the jack 'o lantern, the devil, the skull...the house is aglow with spooky images! Lots of her decorations are from the early seventies; they decorated our house and our grandparents' house when we were kids.




Much to my surprise, my mother had kept a bust I did of my husband when we first met.
I was just out of art school and I did this in the living room of his apartment! Clay and plaster everywhere, you can imagine the mess. Well, I don't think it looks like him, not that he has changed much, but I didn't capture him too well. My kids laughed and said I should try to do better, it isn't a good likeness.





My mother also kept lots of photos, souvenirs, holiday cards, and believe it or not, this trophy that I received when I graduated second in my class from High School. Horrible, isn't it? But I suppose my mom kept it for sentimental reasons!



We had some blue crabs for dinner one night. I found them an especially beautiful blue color, so I had to take a "before" photo.
Vegetarians, look away, since the last photo is an "after" photo. All cooked and ready to be eaten!




5 comments:

  1. so fun post and beautiful pics! thanks for sharing!!!

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  2. Hehe, I'm so happy not to be a vegetarian! :)
    Never seen blue crabs before! :)

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  3. Crabs are great food, they look good and taste even better :-D

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  4. I am not tempted by the crabs... I am a vegetarian ;)
    Looks like you had a wonderful time with your family.

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  5. Ah, how I miss Halloween!!! Thanks for sharing a little, it brings back great memories!

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