Monday, December 22, 2008

20 Hanukkahs ago

I shot this for a newspaper story on Hanukkah in 1988, so just add 20 years to every person in the photo -- and to the photographer. I know this is off theme for this blog, but the mother had been raised Presbyterian or Episcopalian by Jewish parents who had converted. And the oldest daughter is from a previous marriage to a Christian, so the family had to put a Christmas tree in the living room for when the grandparents visited. You could see it when they opened that room divider in the background of the shot. So these kids got dreidels and stocking stuffers.

In concert

At Gardendale's First Baptist Church in Gardendale, Ala.