Sunday, September 21, 2014

Ashes to ashes

The memorial for my father was today ("we're not fast but we're slow" could be my family's motto for scheduling such events) and it included a number of photos, some of which I'd seen before and some that I had not. The following is one of the gems that came out of a box from goodness knows where. What I love most is not that I mistook a model of the Apollo for a lampshade but that in this photo, which presumably was part of a string of "official" photos taken promoting the company (Avco) or the project (the Apollo) my father is holding a cigarette. Really, the trick is to find photos from this period in which my father is not holding a cigarette.


  1. I thought it was a lampshade, too. Science is HARD.

    This is a great photo. I'm glad all went well; may Ed rest in peace.

  2. Indeed it is. And we don't know for certain that it *isn't* a lampshade. I hope he rests in peace; I've (re)planted a pile of plants atop him.