So last Christmas, they handled everything. Not only did I get the entire family in one sequence, individual families were also posed. They took care of the frames and matted them handsomely. There were separate photos of the kids, grandkids, couples with different poses. I wound up with six pictures overall, each of them enlarged accordingly.
Now I had another problem. Where would they go? I couldn't very well hang one and not the other. Should you walk into my living room now, you will see one entire wall devoted to family art.
Not only are they decorating my home, but more so, they're covering up all the soiled spots and previous holes. For that I am equally grateful.
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Photographer and writer Tom Vartabedian is retired from The Haverhill Gazette. He contributes this regular column.