The clean dozen

What it is:

Photo measuring 5.25 x 3.25 inches.

What I know about it:

Nothing!  Undated and unidentified.


I was in the mood for something newer, so I started looking through my snapshots.  I don’t know why this one has always appealed to me.  I suppose it’s the almost storybook setting.  I like the way the camera angle gives a subtly dynamic quality to the scene, and the way the dozen people standing there look like life is good.   I have no idea who these people are or what this setting is.  Or rather, I have lots of ideas, but no conclusive ones.  There’s a young man in uniform and a young woman next to him, while the rest seem middle-aged or older.  I can’t tell what the uniform is.  I assume military, but for all I can tell he could be anything from an airline pilot to a security guard.  The young woman next to him could be his sister, his wife, a stranger he just met, etc.  These people could be relatives, friends, colleagues, etc.  It could be a family gathering to celebrate the young people’s engagement, an afternoon tea hosted by a college dean’s wife at their home to honor an exemplary student, a board of directors of a charity documenting the purchase of this house for a charity, etc., etc.  It might not even be a house, but a park lodge or something.  Regardless, they give off the impression that all’s right with the world, and that’s good enough for me.

6 comments on “The clean dozen”

  1. That sure is an adorable, vine-covered cottage!

  2. What a wonderful shot. I imagine a lot of good memories and laughter when I see this group and this house.

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