I have a bad habit of monitoring the number of 'likes' certain photos of mine receive on The Book. I say it's a bad habit because it really shouldn't matter how many likes one gets over the other. I learned long ago that folks aren't really 'liking' the photo due to the quality of the shot. Many of them are doing it because someone they know was tagged in the picture and they like the way that person and/or their family looks in the photo. Therefore, I've come to the conclusion that when I post a photo of someone who's not even on The Book that the chances are pretty good that pic will get very little likes.
Having said that, here is another photo that would fall victim to that same issue. It's not like Grandma is on Facebook. I don't even think she gets online even though she now has a computer at the house. So it's not like I can tag her. But don't get me wrong...I will be tagging every single one of her grandchildren in the pic. And her "children" too. Grandma's not getting short-changed just because she doesn't do the online thing.
This picture came about when I was visiting Kansas City for our mid-year reunion in May. Which reminds me...let me first say that I'm so glad our family not only has regular annual reunions but also mid-year reunions as well. For folks that can't make one it gives them a chance to make the other. That was precisely the case with me this year as I wasn't able to make the Arkansas one over Labor Day weekend but I was able to hit KC. I know lots of friends whose families don't do family reunions at all. That would totally suck. Sorry...getting off track again.
We all met on Saturday to have a family potluck and play a game of family Jeopardy hosted by Auntie. At least I think it was Jeopardy. I clearly remember it was some trivia game. That also had me looking forward to the visit. You know how I love me some trivia since I'm filled with all kinds of useless knowledge. That game was just a bonus though. The best part was being able to see Grandma again. I lived just 3 1/2 hours away, but didn't get down to visit near as often as I should have.
This visit was extra special because it was the first time I had seen Grandma since Popoo had passed away. My relatives in Kansas City were accustomed to seeing her by herelf by then. I wasn't. It was rather surreal. I swear I kept expecting Popoo to arrive later somehow or some way. The thing was that he was there all along. He's always with us. Didn't mean to get all spiritual on you there. Dangit...got off track again...
Anyway...I was a little surprised that Grandma even agreed to let me take her picture. She's usually not big on that at all. I would have to get her in a candid shot when she's not looking and doesn't realize the picure is being taken. Not this time. Not sure what inspired her to agree to it, but I was sure happy she did. That was the main reason why this capture is this high on the countdown. Because of the rarity of such a photo being available. The main reason: It's my grandmother. Come on...did you really have to ask??