Yesterday I worked on a feature story about Camp Ockanickon’s 75th Anniversary as a Boy Scout Camp.
It was bittersweet with today being Father’s Day. You see, the last time I visited this place I was an 11 year old scout and attended the 1976 Scout Jamboree with my father. As I walked through the grounds I came across the wood “cabin” pictured.
I smiled. No chuckled, because it brought back a memory of that trip. My father and my scout friend’s fathers were with us to chaperone. When my father came across out campground, he saw the tent that the boys were to sleep in. They were nice full covered tents. And then the scout master said, “and this is where you will be bunking.” My father said, “I’m not sleeping in that! There’s only three walls.” None of the other fathers were happy about it either.
Their solution was to stay up all night by camp fire, indulging in cold beverages. They were still awake when we awoke in the am. They acted like they had just awaken, but we knew otherwise. (They talked all, and I mean all night). They sent us off to gather some more firewood, we were scouts, you know.
By the time we arrived back at the campsite, there were our fathers, snug as a bug in a rug….in the three sided open air cabin.
Happy Father’s Day to my Dad in Heaven!
Little moments like that make me realize HE IS FOREVER WITH ME. 🙂
On Thursday morning our dog Cooper, the cocker spaniel, came into the house after his morning walk with a bloody paw. My wife examined the paw and saw that he had badly broken a nail. We’re not sure how this happened, but he most likely got it stuck on the fence as he chased a squirrel in the yard this am. We bandaged him and took him to the veterinarian. The vet clipped the broken nail and cleaned the wound. Then sent him on his way with some meds (the size of horse pills) which he has to take for 10 days. He’s fine, but a little sore.
JAMISON, PA – MARCH 27: Cooper the cocker spaniel waits in the exam room scale during his trip the the veterinarian March 27, 2014 in Jamison, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain/Cain Images)
JAMISON, PA – MARCH 27: Cooper the cocker spaniel wanders around the exam room scale during his trip the the veterinarian March 27, 2014 in Jamison, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain/Cain Images)
HARTSVILLE, PA – MARCH 27: Cooper the cocker spaniel lies on the floor bandaged and awaiting his trip to the veterinarian March 27, 2014 in Hartsville, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain/Cain Images)
Making one black and white image a day for a year using my old Nikon D1 and a 17mm lens.
Over the weekend I was looking through some old prints trying to find early work to show my advanced photo class. Lucky for me, I found this image that was probably one of the first portraits I’ve ever made. It’s of my cousin’s son on Thanksgiving sometime in the mid-80’s. If I recall correctly, we were all watching football, and Ricky was still at the table finishing his dinner. Made a few frames and captured a nice moment.