Saturday, 9 April 2011

Cousins, Minus Kissing?

What serious exchanges were being made by these two tiny girls? I can't work out the exact time of year, for the trees don't give any clues, but as my daughter (on the right) walked at eleven months and was born in December 1967, there's a fair chance this photo was taken Spring or Summer of '69.
Her cousin, six months her senior, appears to be giving her a lot of good advice on how to grow up into a beautiful young lady!
It was undoubtedly a conversation in a language known only to themselves at the time, but even after all these years, it appears to hover in the air for us to hear too, if we concentrate for a moment.
From the length of the shadows, I'd say it was taken towards the end of day of  'Getting to know you', and it looks like they'd arrived at a satisfactory conclusion before nightfall...

This is my short but sweet offering for Sepia Saturday this week, folks...

25 comments:

  1. Oh, Pen! How cute were we! I must have been about the same age as my little man is now. What a lovely thing to see. How I loved (still do) my cuzzie. Thank you!

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  2. This may sound a little strange, but I get a strong feeling about these things. In fact I've been called "photo-psychic" due to my odd ability to interpret the thoughts and conversations of people - especially children - in pictures, from their facial expressions and body language. I would very much like to share the information, but I would consider that a violation of their privacy. I can hear them now, and, well, it is kind of funny.

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  3. Like Bruce, I believe there are important exchanges taking place here. Children communicate volumes through body language and eye contact.

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  4. Very cute tots with their curly hair. She looks to be waiting for him to politely pick up her toy rabbit for her!

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  5. I think they're trying to figure out what the heck they're doing on this planet.

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  6. Oh the precious things that go on in the lives of darling little ones! Great lovely photo!

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  7. Are they still close? I love my cousins, but rarely get to see them.

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  8. It's charming to watch small children interacting. That photo must stir many memories for you.

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  9. Oh, so precious! Love that cousin's hair, and the expression on your baby's face. Too cute.

    Happy Sepia Saturday,

    Kath M.

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  10. I sense that they are talking about the civil rights movement, the Vietnam war, and burning their bras.

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  11. They're catching up on the latest from Magic Roundabout .
    "That Dougal ....!"

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  12. Just dropping in to say hello. Glad to see you again.

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  13. This reminds me of the video that was on tv recently of twins "talking" in their own language. Baby blatherings about apparently the lack of a sock on one of them.

    Wonderful photo.

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  14. Debating on something serious. :)
    Great pic.

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  15. They are so cute.....love your daughter's little dress and both have such beautiful curly hair. I bet they love seeing pictures like this one, just to remind themselves of another time. Hugs

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  16. Tattered and Lost . . yes, that's a wonderful clip. Search "babies talking" on YouTube. Heated discussion about a missing sock, it seems.

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  17. Lovely pic. I wonder what was transpiring between them. My brother and I had our own private language (at a much later stage) which was based on the Goon Show. (Remember that?)

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  18. That's a sweet photo. I wonder if these cuzzies are still connected..

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  19. So cute - look at those little bare tootsies :-) Jo

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  20. Pen, enlarge this shot and you have a winning photograph! I love it! - Dave

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  21. this is so sweet. i used to love listening to these 'little' conversations, with words and gestures only they could understand. and understand, they did...

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  22. Great picture. Aren't you glad you have it?

    It does seem as if the two little girls are communicating and bonding.

    It is a huge back yard.

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  23. I think we tend to get stupider as we get older. I base this hypothesis on the fact that babies and toddlers understand each other perfectly well, but we don't understand them at all. Then we lock ourselves into one main language and lose much of the rest of humanity thereafter.

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  24. Thank God for the innocence of beautiful little children; what a wonderful photo.

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