Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt features a field book drawing of a Spot Snapper. As such, the drawing is more scientific than artistic, focusing on particular identifying markings that distinguish one fish from another.
Behold this field drawing titled “Dad” executed in pencil on low-grade typing paper. This drawing was recently discovered almost completely hidden beneath napkins and salt shakers stuffed in a drawer of an old buffet. That explains the deteriorating condition of the drawing; nevertheless, we are grateful to have the field agent's personal autograph, increasing the value of this crude drawing considerably.
Note the markings that distinguish this Dad from others in the species:
- Not all Dads have a moustache, but it was a popular trend particularly in the late 1980s and early 1990s, thus dating this fine field drawing.
- Standing with hands either in pockets or behind the back is the typical casual pose of many Dads.
- The glasses suggest poor eyesight. This Dad appears to be a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery.
- The belly line indicates the paunch resulting from poor diet and one too many beers.
- The thick hair helps distinguish this Dad from Homer Simpson.
- This field drawing is exceptional in capturing the sound of the Dad: “Ask Your Mother.” Whether you are at the mall, at the ball field, at an amusement park, or even at church, you can hear the call of the Dad when he is trying to avoid taking responsibility for a decision.
Please visit the field agents at Sepia Saturday to see what fish tales they have to offer. You don’t need to ask your mother.
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