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I can trace my love of photography back three generations, to the early 1900s and my paternal great-grandfather, Henry Mattson. I have a really cool photo that he took of the old family homestead in Minnesota, sometime before 1910. According to family history, Grampa Mattson frequently took photos of his world - the people and places that he loved.

It warms my heart to know that this love of photography didn't skip any generations as it passed down to me! I am blessed to have such a legacy and I hope to pass it on to my own children and grandchildren some day.

I experience a physical and spiritual thrill whenever the Lord shows Himself in His marvelous creation around us and in the people I meet. My dream vacation would be to spend a year or two just traveling around the US, stopping at little out of the way places and photographing the interesting characters and the beauty of nature to be found along the way - those things that draw me closer to GOD and help point others to Him, too.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

This Photo Tells a Story...

...Of my Dad. I didn't take this photo, obviously, but it's one of my favorites because of how happy Dad is. This was taken in October 2005, when we were flying to Las Vegas for one of Dad's many slot machine tournaments that he participated in. This particular trip was our third and we were able to go one more time - in December 2006.

As his health deteriorated, Dad was more comfortable remaining in his home, rather than going out to socialize -- but he greatly enjoyed playing those slots and it was my joy to go along and take care of him. TFL --

-- kimB


Lynn/annasmom said...

Beautiful photo!! One you should definitely cherish!

Linda M. said...

What a lovely photo indeed.

Both of you look so happy--- a treasured photo indeed.