… and a reminder of why using a mat in a photo frame is a Good Idea. This was taken before digital cameras, and is one of only two pictures I have with my beloved Burmese, Moët. All the others were lost in The Great Orange Juice Incident of 2005 (in which a laptop died, with its hard drive not backed up. I lost so many pictures that day…)
I was walking past this picture in its cheap little clip frame the other day and noticed it seemed to be resting on the glass … oddly. Yep, it had stuck to the glass, and very careful peeling off left only those few damaged areas, which I will repair on the digital image I now have. If only I’d used a mat to keep the picture even just a teeeeeeeeny distance off the glass, this wouldn’t have happened. Oh well, lessons learned.
The photo is from somewhere around 1994 ish. If I could remember what years my sister worked in Taiwan, I could pinpoint the timing, because that Tintin t-shirt was a present from her.
Moët made it to Toowoomba with me at the end of 2003, but died a few weeks later from kidney failure. She was 16 or so. I still miss her.
And I miss my sister, who died in 2005. Sometimes its the little reminders that make her death seem such a short time ago. Stupid brain cancer. And she never used a mobile phone in her life, it was just one of those random horrible cancers.