Memories of Umbrella Shopping

These caught my eye as I entered Barnes and Noble because when I was about 6 years old and wanting my first umbrella, mom told me she would not buy me one until she found one with a plastic ball on the end because a pointy one was not safe.

We shopped and shopped but it was a small town in 1970 so we did not find one. One day, in Belks, we finally saw one! Transparent vinyl mushroom umbrella (the kind you get up inside and look through the he plastic) with blue trim and blue ball on the end.

It's a big step to get your first umbrella. I miss my mom. She took such good care raising me.
Nice memory, pic!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
I enjoyed reading your narrative -- makes the image meaningful and not solely artistic.
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Aww! I am so glad you have the happy memories to illustrate!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
A very nice selection of colors
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Great shot, colors
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Such a lovely heartfelt story to go with this shot, lovely memories that last a lifetime.
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Beautiful soft shot and what a wonderful memory. I think umbrellas are one of those objects that can have all kinds of memories attached. You might think about doing a photo book with sentimental shots and a story accompanying each one... like a photo memoir.
posted October 4th, 2015  
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