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Monday, June 20, 2011

MAG 70

Once upon a time, long ago, I was watching some stupid program on television which featured interviews with "famous people."  The particular star being interviewed in her home this night was the actress Kirstie Alley.  As the interviewer walked around Ms. Alley's living room with her, she stopped at a mantel, covered in framed photos.



She pointed at one of them which showed a young couple dressed to the nines.  The interviewer said to Ms. Alley "Oh, this must be your parents on their wedding day."

Ms. Alley responded "No, the photo just came with the frame!"

I don't know why that television moment has stayed with me but it still amuses me and it was my first thought when I saw this photo put forth as impetus by Willow/Tess for this week's Magpie Tales.  You can read more of them by clicking here.

12 comments:

Sioux said...

I'm sure more people do that than we would suspect.

Reflections said...

I've seen this before and oft wondered why anyone would do this, with what does it bring to them.

Lucy Westenra said...

A frame waiting for the right photograph to come along perhaps? My grandmother for years had a sepia toned photograph of the Matterhorn in her hallway. As a little girl the precipitous faces terrified me. She "couldn't remember how she came by it."
Thank you for your thought-provoking prompt.

The Bug said...

LOL - my boss had a fictional family in her office FOREVER until she finally found the right picture for the frame. It was funny listening to her say that no, those weren't her children :)

Thérèse said...

Reminds me of a renting appartment, in between two moves, where we found two of the same painting on the family room's wall!

Margaret said...

... I carried a picture of smiling young people in my photo section in my wallet. Once someone asked me if they were my friends and I said "Well, no. I've just carried this around for years because I want to cut my hair like the woman's on the left.

Tumblewords: said...

What a surprise! I had no idea this happened. :) Nice Magpie, to be sure.

Anonymous said...

Oh this very interesting I didn't know that. My stepdad has a box of antique images he's displayed some but mostly he has all these pictures of other's people relatives he likes antiques but I find a bit creepy, something with scratchy eyes. But you know some of the photos that come with the frame have quite nice-looking people lol

Tess Kincaid said...

Giggle. I love it. And in this case, the photo did come with the frame!

Tess Kincaid said...

I rescue so many old photos, that I will have to write on the backs "this person is not part of our family".

Steve Isaak said...

LOL, good memory story.

Poetry Potluck said...

bittersweet story.