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."

6 comments:

Barnes Yard said...

I swear, that kid on the right is Thomas with long hair, in a dress!

Alicia said...

I love looking at pictures when I was that age!!! Technology has come a long way, too! LOL

If it was me, I'd be glaring at the peanuts too!

He And Me + 3 said...

So true...it is amazing how our views of things change as circumstances change. We have nut allergies too.

Elaine said...

Great old photo. I am right there with you on the feeling I get when I see peanuts. Smelling them, is worse for me.

Nicole said...

I totally understand.

McCrakensx4 said...

Sorry I have been MIA. What a great picture, I think I had that same dress when I was little! We have not nut allergies, but MiMi's clan over at He & Me + 3 lives with it daily. I have had students with the allergy though, but I can't imagine having to live with it daily. Stay safe!