Fun and Games

Chandigarh, India circa 1958

Sometimes the only way my family is able to date our old family pictures, is by looking at who’s the baby in the picture and counting backwards. In our family a new baby was born just about every two years, so dating pictures was just a matter of counting the kids. In this photo, Papa proudly holds baby David in his arms.

I have always loved this picture because I wished I could have been there to join on whatever imaginative, wonderful game Eb and Deborah were playing. Instead of a hat, my brother Eb, is wearing a pot on his head and in the background my sister, Deborah is crouched like a cat. It makes me smile to think they must have been deeply engrossed in their game, but stopped just long enough for Mamaji to click this lighthearted picture.

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