Salamanders, Nick and Lizzie

Since they were wee ones Nick always had an admiration for Lizzie. As they grew into young adults that admiration grew stronger. Nick is now a student at New Paltz and recently changed his minor to Photo.......this change as he stated to me was in honor of Elizabeth! I am so proud of what he has accomplished in his life, however most proud of his relationship with his special cousin and angel. She was his NYC girl that definitely taught him the ins and outs of actually living in the big city.
Well, Lizzie, here is a picture of you and Nick when you were around 8 or so. It is in our back yard in the suburbs of Syracuse (guess you could call this "country"). You both look a little "gooberish" and I can't help but smile when I see this photo that he was very proud to share his little bit of country with you as you turned each rock looking for the creepy salamanders.
Love mama and aunt Mary!

1 comment:

  1. Mary,

    Thank you for this post. What a time that was.


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How Dina Aunty relished her memories. Mummy and Daddy were the same, talking about their yesterdays and smiling in that sad-happy way while selecting each picture, each frame from the past, examining it lovingly before it vanished again in the mist. But nobody ever forgot anything, not really, though sometimes they pretended, when it suited them. Memories were permanent. Sorrowful ones remained sad even with the passing of time, yet happy ones could never be re-created—not with the same joy. Remembering bred its own peculiar sorrow. It seemed so unfair: that time should render both sadness and happiness into a source of pain.

> From A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry