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Musician and Friend by George Cousins

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Christmas 1971, I bought a “family” present, an electronic organ, for my family who all liked music but had very little musical talent. But as hope springs eternal, my youngest son dove right in and his constant companion was BB, which stood for various things like “black boy”,“Baby boy”,“Bad Boy”,and several others which can’t be listed in deference to RB etiquette.

Anyway, he was utterly fearless, guardian of the house and property, and our beloved “child” for 13 years.
Location: Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Exakta Varex 35mm. SLR
Ektachrome film, 50mm. Biotar lens
Scanned in 2004 with a Canoscan 4000US scanner

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christmas, son, musician, cat, feline, george cousins, family, childhood

Comments

  • oulgundog
    oulgundogover 3 years ago

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    What a grand pic, George! What a great memory and thanks for sharing. “BB” was short for a number of terms used by us for various cats and dogs through the years and, I would have to say, pretty much all of them were unprintable.

  • George Cousins
    George Cousinsover 3 years ago

    haha! You’re right on, Mike, and you can no doubt guess at least a couple of them, especially when he showed his part-Siamese spirit at various times..like having a midnight conversation with a skunk. You know the weird noises a Siamese can make..lol! He was born in the wild and we found him when he was only a couple of days old and there was nothing but to make him our own..:)

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Good one, George.

  • Been going through the slides again..lol! Good memories, anyway!

    – George Cousins

  • ibjennyjenny
    ibjennyjennyover 3 years ago

    Look at those eyes. What a wonderful photograph of friends sharing the moment. I really enjoyed this.

  • Thank you, and so glad you liked it. I thought you might:)

    – George Cousins

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