Daughter & Mother in Hanging ChairThursday, December 29, 2016
|Left Lauren Stewart, December 24th 2016, Right HIlary Waterhouse-Hayward Stewart 1978|
Through my years as a photographer I have lost very few of my negatives and slides. Thanks to my eldest daughter Ale’s help in the late 80s and early 90s I have had a very efficient filing system for my output. I have one section of two large drawers (a large traditional metal filing cabinet) that is dedicated to all the family photographs I have taken since Ale was born in 1968.
Today I was looking for a particular photograph which I found which will see the light of this monitor on another future blog. While looking I found this delightful colour negative of my youngest daughter Hilary when she was 7 and we were living in Burnaby. Today December 29th I went to pick Hilary, now 45, at her job at Stong’s. She manages the wellness department of both the Dunbar and North Vancouver stores. I went to pick her up because I wanted to get her home quickly to her new home (yes in Burnaby!). I don’t like the fact that she has long days and when I can I like to ease her day in some way.
We were in our new car a 2017 Chevrolet Cruze in metallic (with a light blue/silver) colour. The car drives quietly and its steering is tight and direct. The connectivity of our Cruze to things digital will take a bit to sink in to this carcass of the 20th century.
It was a pleasant drive, quiet because 2017 cars no longer have CD changers. This means I will have to copy my CDs and place the files in drives which I can plug into the car’s system.
After I dropped off Hilary I thought of all the years that have passed with a feeling of pride that she is such a good mother and wife who so reminds me of my own mother.
When I found these pictures of Hilary in the hanging chair which we purchased in Mexico in 1971 and now hangs in our Kitsilano living room I could not resist!