Remember the brilliant marketing campaign of the 90's by Kodak that encouraged us to capture the most special moments in our life by taking a picture of them with a Kodak camera? Of course you do, everyone does!
Kodak moments are never planned. They just happen. We just decided to take my wife's mother (Irene Elliott of Pocatello, ID) for a walk. Then a niece decided to come along. Then our grandson (in the red cap). Then a bunch of his first and second cousins. A couple more sisters joined after this picture was taken.
This "moment" happened on a sunny Fifth of July at the rail road crossing on a street in Bingen, WA (located across the Columbia River from Hood River, OR). We were waiting for those aunties to catch up.
Everyone is having a good time. Some expressions are a little over the top.....like my wife who hates her expression so much she threatened to "smack" me if I told anyone on AR it was her. (So I'm not telling you which one she is.)
But the person whose expression I like best is the one showing on "Great-Grandma" herself....the person responsible for the whole group....and the reason for the hike. She's obviouosly happy to be on the jaunt. She probably is okay with having me wheel her for this two-mile effort. I was certainly happy to push her (on mostly level ground).
But what she is most happy about, at this moment, is ...just being with all those special kids - knowing that they are all just as delighted to be cruising with her.
We found a park at the end of our road. We found a great big rock for all the kids to climb and pose upon. We found enough little rocks that every kid had a few to throw in the mighty Columbia.
But what really rocked....was "just" having great grandma around.... for another Kodak Moment.
Such moments may not always be worth points. But they are always worth Kodaking.
This post is written as a submission to the ActiveRain 'Kodak Moments' contest. I have the chance to win the KODAK EASYSHARE M580 Digital Camera
To participate in the ActiveRain contest, visit the blog post announcing the contest from Kodak and ActiveRain.
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