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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

me and my monkey



A friend sent me this photograph from some distant time in history When We Were Very Young.     I am the one holding the monkey - proving that my association with monkeys has deep roots.  A moment in time, captured with a click and brought forward into the now as if through a worm hole.  It was May Day in Knutsford and there was a parade passing by, but the monkey stole the show. 


18 comments:

Angela said...

You look very confident with that monkey! See, your life was already planned for you, with monkeys on the roof and all. Funny how such pictures can bring back forgotten memories, and a new meaning to them! Great photo, you were such a sweetheart!

Delwyn said...

Hi Val

You really look as if you want that monkey for yourself...it is a lovely find...

Happy days

Choices said...

You do look very confident with that monkey. Isn't it interesting how at a young age, one little animal can be special to us. Perhaps, that is why I have this facination with lions. I read the books of Joy Adamson when I was a kid and ever since I have loved Lions.
Smiles.

Susan Erickson said...

do you remember that day? predetermined destiny? We ARE all in charge of our own destiny......

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

I think it is the monkey uttering the title! :-)

A prophetic pic!

Lori ann said...

ahh how darling you are cuddling that little monkey. i love those pictures that we come across all these years later. i don't know knutsford, is it in africa? and who are your mates? do you still keep in touch? so cute!

Lauri said...

I love the photo! I so wanted a monkey when I was small until my uncle got one. My gosh they certianly like attention. Funny how these themes in our lives present themselves.

Pooch Morning Glory said...

that is so totally cute. i love digging up old pics
~laura

Val said...

ah thanks dear friends - i think this pic is hilarious! just had to share it
Delwyn - yes :-)
Susan - yes i remember it clearly now that i am reminded!
Lori - knutsford is in england - our friends lived there; Helen is far left - my sister far right
I recently reconnected with Helen after how long??
Lauri - yes, i think they are difficult pets - better on the roof really

xxxV

Fire Byrd said...

You wouldn't get a ,or a parade for that matter in Knutsford now! Just Range Rovers and women who lunch as far as I can tell!
But it does have THE best charity shops in England
xx

Val said...

hi Pooch - yes, what fun! i love the expressions on our faces :-)...and the monkeys!

FB -wow, amazing...well this was a long time ago. Our two friends on the left lived there. We lost Karen - the eldest - far too soon :-(

xxxV

Spiny Marshmallow said...

That is just so so SWEEEET...amazing pic - is it real??? (the monkey?)

Janet said...

Your destiny . . . .

Cute piccie!!! It is special to get ones like this. Love the memories

Travel safe - looking forward to more monkey stories when you get back

xx

karen said...

Hi Val, you haven't really changed much - lovely photo!

Hope to see you soon, and thinking of you & wishing you luck x

Nancy said...

You were meant to have monkeys in your life!

Kristin said...

What a fabulous picture!

RV Roof Repair said...

One of the beautiful family of Kids. Still we can say that we love the animals, so shall we are considering the monkeys in our family.

Reya Mellicker said...

I love this! You know Val you are totally recognizable. Sweet!