Unveiling the Family Photo
Vera serves cake and coffee to the crowd of curious neighbors who’ve come to see the picture.
“First in the county,” William brags.
“That picture man travelled sixty miles in a wagon, bringing camera, chemicals and dark room.”
The men murmur in amazement.
Vera can’t wait to tell her story. “We had to be still, like statues!”
“I taught my six children the freeze-defrost game long ago, to get some peace. So when the picture man got ready to click, I hissed, “Freeze”.
“Not a squirm nor a smile for twenty whole minutes!” Vera says proudly.
“A miracle,” everyone agrees.