Murdo Girl…Look at me and smile

This blog started forming in my mind while I was enjoying everyone’s Thanksgiving pictures on Facebook. Those kids had to work for their turkey and pumpkin pie. I remember those.. if I smile one more time my face is going to crack, smiles. When our kids were around five or six that’s how they smiled when we dutifully took them to Super Value or Lee Beckwith’s store once a year to have their pictures taken..By the time they were seven, they started losing their teeth. It was pretty much the same smile but without teeth, it doesn’t have the same “frozen on the face effect.”


I have a few other pictures of our kids with the frozen look, but we took those before digital cameras, cell phones, and computers.

I never did get around to putting them all in albums. In fact, they’re in plastic crates in the attic. Now, I actually only print a handful a year, but I have thousands stored…most of them since I started the blog.

I take a lot of the pictures I use and purloin the rest. When I go through the pics stored, I’m often surprised at how many years have gone by since the picture was taken and I wonder if I will ever look at it again.

These aren’t frozen smiles are they? I just tried to download about twenty and somehow I lost them and I don’t want to take the time to go back and search again.

When I was a kid, we were very careful about how many pictures we were taking. Camera film cost money and so did developing the photos. We had to send the film off and didn’t get the pictures back for a week to ten days. In the beginning we bought the twelve picture Kodak film, then we got up to twenty-four…and they were in color. I will admit we sometimes left a film laying around the house a while before we finally sent it in. I wish we had taken more pictures. I love to look at pictures of anybody and their families. It doesn’t matter if I know the people or not. Snapshots of a moment in time fascinate me.

Well, I kind of got off the subject didn’t I. Right this minute I’m a little upset because I found at least twenty examples of the “frozen smile” and I somehow lost them before I transferred them to the blog. Lucky you, I guess.

I want to rerun a Christmas story I ran across today. I hope it makes you smile…a real smile. It might even make you snort. I’m sure glad I’m not as crazy as Yram.







5 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…Look at me and smile

  1. lifelessons December 7, 2017 / 7:54 am

    The old lady cat woke me up three hours early today, I spilled an entire tray of water down from the freezer drain tray into the fridge, down the front of and into the drawers and cabinets and all over the doggie domaine as well as down the front of me, Kukla staged a hide-and-seek through the house when she got in as I was trying to feed the outside kitties and Annie refused to eat until I brought her food into her old eating place in my bathroom, which I’ve lately reclaimed. The result? An entire dish of wet cat food upturned in the hall. I should go back to bed, but instead must ask which duck story…and what vet is going to keep which Miss Duck? Yours or mine? And, how is your eye now? Hopefully rested. Mine has started twitching at odd hours of the day. I read online that this can be a sign of fatigue or not getting enough sleep.


    • Mary Francis McNinch December 8, 2017 / 9:18 pm

      At least you didn’t trip and hurt yourself. I was talking about your dukee stories. Our duck hung out at the vet’s ranch until she got better and then flew the coup. My eye is fine with the exception. A little blood vessel keeps breaking and I have a red eye for several days. I haven’t written much lately and I’ve read even less. Have you gone to Puerto Vallarta yet?

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      • lifelessons December 8, 2017 / 10:37 pm

        Yes. I’m back home until Jan 8


  2. lifelessons December 6, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    My favorite line: “Drive me crazy?…It’s not that far, I won’t ride in the crazy car.”


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