Sunday, July 13, 2008

Family Obligations, Red Shoes, and Huge Portraits

The father-in-law marks a milestone birthday, and he says "I want to have some formal portraits taken."

He decides upon Glamour Shots for reasons I don't question. Pictures are taken. Prints are purchased. A month passes, and my wife receives a call from the company representative, "We would like your permission to use your family portrait as a display item in our local store. There's one particularly we think will attract extraordinary notice."

I think: money.

The company offers to give us the (very!) large framed print after it is displayed for two or three months.

There is some speculation among those who know us that our family portrait was chosen because it displays a family wherein one member is a wheelchair user.

Personally, I think it is because of my red shoes.
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