This week’s Sepia Saturday challenge photo shows a young girl shaving an angora rabbit. I was not sure I could live up to this challenge as we are not much of an animal family, but ta da! I found this:
|Orvin Owen Davis, Jr. |
June 25, 1925 – Dec. 10, 1987
That’s my mother’s brother Orvin Davis, Jr. at – what do you think – age four or five? I love how he and the rabbit are checking each other out. The rabbit looks like he’s ready to hop away, and if he knew Orvin Jr., that would be the smart thing to do.
Looking at this photo, I can see my uncle as I knew him. He always stood exactly like that: feet spread, stomach out, and arms dangling slightly behind his body. When I was a little girl, he’d drop his head to look at me -- just like in this photo –- and pause before coming up with some foolish question or statement to get me riled up. He did love to tease. The rabbit probably knew that too!