Grandma Marce

April 21, 2009 By: erik Category: Family, Offspring, Photos 264 views

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Grandma MarceFor eleven days this Easter, your grandparents, Juan and Marce came to live with us. They spent most of their time taking you for long walks around town. Once, down at the port, you were all watching the fishermen come in and unload tons and tons of fish. Someone who your grandfather had met at a bar the night before offered him a couple fresh fish (to eat it any fresher, you’d have to cook it on the boat!) because, well, your grandfather is the kind of guy that those things happen to. Your grandmother mainly busied herself with preparing food every day, cleaning the house, and doing load after load of laundry…because we do laundry every day since you arrived!

Yesterday, on your grandmother’s 59th birthday, she went back to her house, 90 minutes away in Mondragon. From the amount of tears she shed when leaving you behind, any bystander would have thought she was terminally ill or going to live on another continent. Both your Spanish grandparents absolutely adore you and spent several hours a day during their stay watching you twitch and grunt…which is what I expect your American grandparents will do when they visit next month. Heck, they already do via streaming video.Grandma Marce Smile

This is about as close to a smile as we’ve managed to capture on film digital media. Personally, I’m not convinced that your facial movement that we see as a smile is really wired to any positive emotion in your little noggin yet. Just like your hand waving isn’t meant as a greeting yet.

Grandma Marce

Insert food here, please!

Grandma Marce

Grandma Marce

Happy Birthday, Marce!

 
  • Paul

    You wrote: “Heck, they already do via streaming video.”

    My iPhone went off at 8:15 this morning, and since nobody ever calls me I immediately pulled over to the side of the road and answered the phone. It was your Ma, wanting to know if I was watching the NoraCam. I told her I wasn’t, but I would, and in a few seconds I was. Nora was in her traveling chair, alert and happy, pointing this way and that. I selfishly watched for a few minutes before realizing I needed to immediately drive home so your Mother could finish preparing her hair for its long, active day. Sadly, my iPhone is the only portable device we have that provides streaming Nora video, and hair preparation occurs in the bathroom, where there is no computer. Even with my iPhone she was a little late for work.

  • Marne Mayer at Golf Digest

    Erik:

    This has nothing to do with your recent blog—I actually came upon your photos of Ailsa Pub in Myrtle Beach, and was wondering if you had higher res images that we could use to give to an illustrator. We are doing a story on the Pub, and your photos of the guys around the table would be perfect reference…

    Please let me know if this is something you’d be interested in helping me with…thanks!

    Marne Mayer
    Art Director
    Golf Digest Magazine

  • http://www.erik-rasmussen.com/ Erik R.

    I have responded to Marne via email with two photos.