So Alan has returned from his holidays suffering from Alzheimer
as he forgot we already had a prompt picture scheduled for this weekend
and came up with something entirely different.
but I'm sticking with the first one!!!
Found in my father's stack of photos,
a couple reading [letters?] in their 1950s[?] livingroom.
I see a stamped envelope at any rate...
Perfect strangers to me
as I don't know the who, where and when pertaining to this pic.
the stranger thing is that wooden box in between them on the couch...
I hope this is not the ashes of some beloved pet.
The decor seems typical but at its most vile.
The mirror reflects nothing of interest,
that thing on the wall next to it looks kitsch;
even the side table looks like something my parents had in the 1960s.
They even had a similar ashtray!!!
I remember it,
that thing weighted a ton!!
I'll say nothing about the lamp,
(not because I wouldn't have a lot to say, but...)
We often hear "the place needs a woman touch" but I fear,
in this case,
it's been touched a little too much...
I'll say no more.
this lamp is typical mid century "modern",
what with its organic base and fiberglass shade.
The floral pattern on the couch laying on top of what looks to me
like [perhaps] a cheap imitation of a Savonnerie rug is overkill!!
And that [is it?] mermaid on the wall calls for an aquatic theme at best,
if you really must have such a thing in your house,
(the bathroom maybe?...).
But who am I to criticize
as they seemed to be quite happy,
especially him wearing slippers that clashed with the decor,
and what he was wearing too!!
Hard to teach them style sometimes...
My friends and I celebrating friendship a few years ago
that is now getting close to 30 years!!!
We met in college,
They will be the ones with whom I'll be celebrating what could be the last day on Earth,
on December 21rst.
We decided not to chance it and to meet again [for a last time?].
We are looking not for the end of the world,
but a renewed one.
Truth be said,
any occasion to get together works for us just fine,
even the end of the world!!
If you gotta go,
go in fine company!!
Our hosts [on the left],
Martha Wannabe and Loverboy,
(me and Vanti on the right, obviously, just so you know),
were receiving us with mucho vino
and some delicacy done by "Martha"...
some stuffed pumpkin if memory serves me right,
and if I trust what I can see on the picture.
Hence her nickname!!
You'll notice the repro of Tamara de Lempicka's "Nude with dove",
Odd choice for a diningroom you might think,
but one doesn't question what may wet someone's appetite...
And a Chanel tablecloth that I often used for display back in the days
when I was doing displays for Eaton,
something I salvaged.,
one way to extend its life.
It served us well!!!
Contrary to the prompt,
something stronger will be served on that fateful night when we'll be gathering.
In the mean time,
you can head out to
to see what others have come up with,
either following the first or second prompt.
In regard to this second prompt,
It is an old Sepia post dating back to before I actually joined you,
so you haven't seen this,
and it perfectly matches the prompt
and also dates back a century,
featuring my maternal Grandma,