Friday, December 19, 2008

Why Pure Joy Matters

Candid Carrie is having a party over at her place today! We're Getting in on the Action, with this cute snap from years & years ago. Stop by and get involved: if Carrie's Friday Foto Fiesta Finish isn't a Holiday Tradition, it should be!

We conclude "Why? Week" with a Glorious Post about The Most...Wonderful Time...of the Year!

A little background...The Scribe Family once lived on Capitol Hill in DC, in the Eastern Market neighborhood. Eastern Market, BTW, is the longest-running open-air market in the Nation's Capital. Its more than 100-year-old brick centerpiece burned down last year. The neighborhood rallied to save this piece of history, & the Market is now on its way to being Good As New; or actually, Good As Old, since the area is in the National Registry of Historic Places.

We lived on The Hill for 12 years, in a beautiful 19th-Century restored (not by us...we're not handy!) rowhouse, circa 1837. As a side note, the garden was so fertile we grew tomatoes that measured up to 8 inches in diameter! You see, Back in the Day, when horses boarded out back, and folks just chucked their garbage in the yard...

Anyway, back to this Sweet Snap. It's actually a Polaroid, which has hung on the tree as an ornament for 16 years, give or take 1 or 2. That many years creates Damaged Goods. So Mrs. Scribe took the matter into her own hands this year, and scanned and PhotoShopped the sucker. It's still not perfect, but we think you can see the pure joy & amazement on the faces of these two chicas. Meet Ella Numera Una & her BFF. They're actually Sitting. On. Santa's. Lap!

Santa has been coming to Eastern Market for years. He always arrives on a Sunday, in a horse-drawn carriage. We're gonna take this snap to a professional, to have it restored correctly. But on the Friday before Christmas, we wanted to Wish One & All Good Tidings!

15 comments:

Susie said...

That's a great picture:-) Wonderful memory!

Lynda said...

What an adorable photo!

just another duck on the pond said...

you betcha i voted for you, superscribe--and i'd vote for you twice if i could because you're twice as valuable as the average superior 'edublogger'...you not only write, you lead between the lines...

Shadow said...

hiya, and thanks for the visit. you've got some nice stuff here. soooo, i voted for you. i'll see you on sunday, i hope i remember.......

mammadawg.com said...

What a great picture! I can't wait to see it when you get it restored!!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

That is an awesome picture!! Aren't they just adorable


I'm jealous of your digs when you lived in DC... sounds WONDERFUL!

Leatherdykeuk said...

You got my vote :)

rhymeswithplague said...

I voted for you just because you asked me to (nobody else has). I don't know one danged thing about you yet, but I'll remedy that soon enough by reading a whole slew (slough?) of your posts.

In the meantime, suffice it to say that since you are the original Super Scholastic Scribe, you are sort of like my grandmama or my great-grandmama, or something, and blood is thicker than water!

I hope you win!

And thanks for peeking at my blog.

Bob Brague (rhymeswithplague)
Canton, GA

Dawn said...

That is a great picture! Thanks for sharing!! You have my vote! I hope you have a great weekend!

HappyChyck said...

What a darling picture! It's bringing back some memories of my own Santa adventures. You wouldn't believe this, but we have a retired Santa teaching science down the hallway. I mean, if you've ever read The Physics of Christmas you know Santa needs some science knowledge. Anyway, I always thought Mr. B looked a little familiar with his trimmed gray beard. He stopped by this morning to confirm our suspicions--he had a painting of himself in his old job. He looks a bit more wrinkly, but you can't teach middle schooler without getting gray and wrinkled. Who knew we had such a celebrity on campus?

Sparx said...

Good tidings, Melissa - have voted for you, good luck!

Z's Mom said...

That is a great picture! I can't wait until Zander is old enough to actually be 'happy' to see Santa. :)

Tara R. said...

Such a fabulous photo. I love their smiles. You can almost hear them laughing.

Robyn said...

uuumm i got this superior scribler award that led me to you,,i dont regert it.you r a scribler

Blog Stalker said...

Awesome picture. Great to look back! Cool that it has been hanging on the tree all these christmasses

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