Daily Image - Oct 2013 Archive - sonofjohan
11 Oct 13.  Many of you may recall a portion of what I write today, but that's O.K., as it forms an integral part of today's missive. When first we returned to Seattle following 30 + years of military service, we paid a visit to the Pike Place Market, Jan's favorite place in the city. While wandering amongst the many vendors, I kept seeing a view of Seattle on the photographer's tables I couldn't place. When one individual finally told me from where it was taken, I immediately looked up the location and drove to see where it was. To my amazement, it was across the street from where my Aunt Elsie had lived for several years, except, that at the time when she lived there, it looked quite different as it was prior to 1961 when there was an ordinance forbidding any structure in the city to be taller than the Smith Tower. That ordinance was waived for the erection of the Space Needle for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, and nothing in the city has been the same since. That same aunt, whom I used to tease all the time, and in fact always have, who had a positive impact on my life, died this week at the amazing age of 95, having substantially outlived her three siblings. Born in 1918 in the farmhouse built by her father and brother just 0.3 miles down the road from our new residence, she lived a full life, if a bit dependent on others, only because she never learned how to drive. But in spite of that one thing, she was a fiercely independent individual and very inquisitive. She loved to travel and learn about new things and always kept me informed about things back home while I was away on active duty. In thinking about how I might remember her, I've elected to use a photograph I took while we were at the National Bison Range in MT just a couple of weeks ago. So, my dear auntie, this one's for you! Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 640; 1/800 sec @ f / 7.1.

11 Oct 13. Many of you may recall a portion of what I write today, but that's O.K., as it forms an integral part of today's missive. When first we returned to Seattle following 30 + years of military service, we paid a visit to the Pike Place Market, Jan's favorite place in the city. While wandering amongst the many vendors, I kept seeing a view of Seattle on the photographer's tables I couldn't place. When one individual finally told me from where it was taken, I immediately looked up the location and drove to see where it was. To my amazement, it was across the street from where my Aunt Elsie had lived for several years, except, that at the time when she lived there, it looked quite different as it was prior to 1961 when there was an ordinance forbidding any structure in the city to be taller than the Smith Tower. That ordinance was waived for the erection of the Space Needle for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, and nothing in the city has been the same since. That same aunt, whom I used to tease all the time, and in fact always have, who had a positive impact on my life, died this week at the amazing age of 95, having substantially outlived her three siblings. Born in 1918 in the farmhouse built by her father and brother just 0.3 miles down the road from our new residence, she lived a full life, if a bit dependent on others, only because she never learned how to drive. But in spite of that one thing, she was a fiercely independent individual and very inquisitive. She loved to travel and learn about new things and always kept me informed about things back home while I was away on active duty. In thinking about how I might remember her, I've elected to use a photograph I took while we were at the National Bison Range in MT just a couple of weeks ago. So, my dear auntie, this one's for you! Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 640; 1/800 sec @ f / 7.1.

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