Friday, February 20, 2009
Friday Flashback: Peanuts
I was looking through old pictures and this picture just grabbed my attention. I am the little girl on the right. The picture was taken Christmas 1976.
What a flashback! I had forgotten that my granddaddy loved peanuts. Sometimes he had bowls of peanuts sitting out. I had forgotten all about snacking on peanuts at my grandparents' house.
I don't have an explanation to why my granddaddy is holding out a bag of peanuts in this picture. I will tell you that it makes my skin crawl to look at it. After all, in my house, that's a bag of poison. My son has a life-threatening peanut allergy. It is hard for me to look at the picture and not focus on the peanuts. It's just like I glare at the bags of peanuts in the grocery store. Isn't perspective interesting? Let me go back, I don't know if I really glare at the peanuts (honestly, saying that just reflects how I feel). They catch my eye each and everytime I think, "I cannot believe those could kill my son."