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Picture of the Day - September 19, 2009

"Mom & Ronald McDonald"

Photo of my wonderful mom sitting beside 'Ronald McDonald'.
Photo courtesy of Helen Reedy.

Yesterday afternoon my sister Helen and niece Lisa took my wonderful mom to our local Wal-Mart to shop for some fabric, and while they were there they took a short break from shopping to eat lunch at the in-store McDonalds restaurant. Always one to make a new friend, mom sat down beside this smiling fellow for a quick rest. I don't know whether Ronald ever got around to saying anything, but knowing mom's gift for turning a total stranger into a lifelong friend in a matter of minutes, it wouldn't surprise me one bit if he did!

Helen captured this image with the tiny camera built into her cell phone, proving once again that the true joys of photography aren't dependent upon owning a fancy DLSR or even a slim, trim, 10 megapixel "point and shoot". The most powerful pieces of photographic equipment at our disposal can't be bought in a store. Our Creator has provided each and every one of us with the only tool we really need in order to take great pictures with ANY camera: an imagination.

Some of the most wonderful photographs I have ever seen were nothing more than simple snapshots taken by family members with whatever camera they happened to have with them at the time, and in my opinion this one surely qualifies. Thanks for sharing it with us Helen!
Visitor Comments...
    Name: Louise Haga
    Town: Scranton, PA

    Camera phones just keep getting better and better. I love this picture. Ronald seems mighty happy to have such a pretty lady sitting beside him!
    Name: Michael Skeens
    Town: Pikeville, KY

    Gotta love Wal-Mart! WONDERFUL photo today Mr. Rouse. Your mom seems like she would be a great person to be around.
    Name: Rick Rouse
    Town: Abingdon, VA

    She's the absolute best Michael. A great, great person in every way.
    Name: Ed Morrison
    Town: Dunwoody, GA

    I have grown quite accustomed to opening the "Picture of the Day" and finding a stunning landscape or a spectacular view of the heavens awaiting me, but every once in a while I'm surprised at what I find. And today's picture was truly a wonderful surprise.
    Name: Cheria Rouse
    Town: Abingdon, VA

    Yeah, Nanny you are one great lady and I am so blessed to have you in my life. I love you lots. From your other "daughter" Cheria.
    Name: Ron Trees
    Town: Spokane, WA

    Proving once again why is my first and favorite stop of the day, this picture is great!! Thanks for sharing this one with us. Your mom does look like a precious lady Rick.
    Name: Rick Rouse
    Town: Abingdon, VA

    Thanks Ron. She truly is a jewel.

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