Sears - A Christmas & A Grad Dress For LaurenSaturday, November 21, 2015
Sears, be it Sears Roebuck de México, Simpson Sears or just plain Sears has always occupied a warm place in my heart.
It was in Sears Roebuck de México where I bought a brown pair of corfam brogues.
Since we arrived in Vancouver in 1975 Sears has been my Mecca for tools and especially garden tools like lawnmowers.
As I wrote above telling my almost teenage daughters (at the time) that we had to go to Sears had all to do with fitting for that first bra.
Now I am happy to report that my daughter Hilary has found in Sears the only place that she can find dresses that will both please her and her 13-year-old daughter Lauren.
A few days ago mother and daughter bought two dresses. One is a Christmas dress in which Lauren will accompany Hilary to the Stongs Christmas party where my daughter works. The other dress is to be worn next year as a grad dress when Lauren goes from elementary school to junior high school.
Lauren is a practitioner of a quiet but resistant mode in facing my camera. She loses her patience after a few exposures and when I use film she asks me how many shots I am going to take. For a while I thought she purposely made it a point to close her eyes during my shooting.
This may have changed. I told her on Thursday that she needed to bring both her dresses for today before our Saturday dinner. I asked her to put some lipstick. There was very little protest.
When she arrived I told my Rosemary to find some pearls and some pearl earrings. Lauren was cooperative and never closed her eyes. I used my Mamiya RB with both b+w film (Kodak T-Max 100) and colour negative (Kodak Ektar 100) plus my Fuji X-E1. I also shot three Fuji instants (I call them Fujiroids) and one 3200 b+w Fujiroid.
After I scanned them I gave them to Lauren who smiled.. I believe I will now have a more willing subject for my camera.