Tuesday, January 12, 2010

1971


I still distinctly remember the day this picture was taken: The photographer had come to our home for a photo shoot (standard protocol, "back in the day"), and he and my mother decided it would be cute for me to pose while sitting at our piano.

I recall my mother cheerfully suggesting, "Susan, play 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head!'" since that was my absolute favorite song back then. And, in response, I tearfully pleaded, "But I don't KNOW how to play the piano, Mama!" Then I promptly burst into tears, in typical preschooler fashion. The photographer and my mother assured me I didn't have to know how to play it, that I could simply place my fingers on the keys. Apparently they settled for next to the keys, as you can see. Anything to prevent another princessy outburst.

Oh, if only life's challenges could be so simple to solve today...

4 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is so cute...and really, the SPITTING image of your daughter today!! (well, a bit younger than her today)
I remember getting the pictures taken at home too...so weird to think about that now.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh. You are SO cute. Adorable picture. I love it to pieces!

Suz Broughton said...

I love this photo! The look on your face is perfect.

Frasypoo said...

Love the picture!!