Above the Horison: Postscript

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20 Responses

  1. flutter says:

    your kids kill me

  2. Say It says:

    the resemblance is uncanny. 🙂

  3. Glamourpuss says:

    Dinko’s your wild card, a spontaneous genetic mutation that ensures the survival of the species through diversification of skills.


    I didn’t just make that up.

    Oh no.


  4. lime says:

    your dad is smiling down at your girl and no doubt laughing his stoic finnish butt off in the afterworld as he regards the boy.

  5. Diana says:

    It’s the nostrils. Clearly related.

    I envy you your scanning skills. We had a broken scanner next to our computer for several years, which I finally got tired of dusting every 6 months (because I firmly believe one should only waste time dusting if one can really feel good about the difference before and after). I think I may have to resort to your technique of photographing the photo. Simple, yet brilliant, and I am embarassed to say, one I had just not thought of.

  6. liv says:

    I hardly ever do this, but really? Precisely what Puss said.

  7. jess says:

    What’s a Shamrock Snake?

  8. Jeni says:

    Ya know, your kids may just surprise the living daylights out of you one of these days, as they grow and mature and suddenly, out of no where, you see this or that family trait, or resemblance or talent emerging! My kids are 41, 35 and 32 and they still never cease to amaze me as I see little bits and pieces of various others of my family, long passed from here, showing up in each of them. And what a glorious feeling it is to see those people re-appearing in my life after all these years too! Trust me.

  9. Calamity Jane says:

    You’ll probably never talk to me again after coming out with this but I can’t help myself. My first thought upon seeing your dad at that very grand piano was that if a sports car is supposedly a symbol for a man’s, erm, manhood, then what is a piano if not the same thing?

  10. Chantal says:

    I enjoyed it all, vanity or no.

  11. choochoo says:

    all those piano-pictures… I miss my piano… BUAAAAH!

  12. That Chick Over There says:

    I’m pretty sure you and I should just get married.

  13. pistols at dawn says:

    I don’t know if I’ve had a picture of me taken with a regular face in the past dozen years, which means I’m just as childish as my exes say I am.

  14. citizen of the world says:

    Great photos. And you know, every family needs a resident goofass. Sadly, my family of three has three.

  15. Claire says:

    I would add to Glamourpuss’s comment that Groomeo added hybrid vigor to the equation. So Paco Dinko could be a super-human goofass. Rare indeed.

  16. Mother Theresa says:

    So girl is following in her Granpa’s musical footsteps I see. As for Wee Niblet Paco Dinko, you might want to consider spontaneous genetic rearrangement as an explanation. The genes are there, they just decided to express themselves in a more original way. 😉

  17. Claudia says:

    OMG, your kids rockj.

  18. Pam says:

    I’m sure in his own mind,your dad’s face looked exactly like Wee Niblet Paco Dinko every time something went wrong mechanically, but he just kept that cool control personna.My father-in-law was the intelligent one at university that wasn’t allowed to enlist to go to WW2,being seen as too sensitive, and not robust enough.He really wanted to go,made more difficult by the constant family accolades surrounding his enlisted brother.Personally I think everyone was doing the FIL a favour and knew him very well!

  19. Minnesota Matron says:

    Somebody has to be the punk rocker? the rebel?

  20. cathy says:

    That boy sure knows how to gern!

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