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The Old Guy … The Near Last Photograph In The Camera …


The Near Last Photograph …

Lying in my hospital bed after two heart attacks in a week, I thought of a blog post I wrote years ago. Of course, my train of thought was after they stopped pulling frightfully long tubes out of me and my male type paraphernalia (my gosh was that super duper hold scotch tape?). The post was about my speculating on the last photograph that I would take before I checked out of this life of mine. The electronic image would be waiting there on the card. Waiting … for someone to discover and hopefully realize the possible importance of their discovery. Mind … I did say possible.

What would be the last photograph on the memory card be of?

I would like to think the photograph would be an image worthy of great prestige, personal achievement in the face of daunting hardships or unbridled acclaim. In essence … a photograph for the ages. Yeah, that sounds good.

Cousin Gene protesting another unauthorized Portrait

But that item of fantasy is quite a bit far fetched since bird photos, street portraits or small town landscapes don’t generally generate a lot of international notice or acclaim from the washed or unwashed masses. So, when I went from the hospital to the nursing home/rehab to finally my humble home, I had to see what my old faithful camera contained. I was quite interested in the memory card since I could not remember what had happened before and after my medical emergency.

Fortunately, my cameras had been gathered up by friends and family and stored for safety. 

Well, the last photograph on the memory card was of Cousin Gene sitting on my couch with his computer, protesting my taking yet another of many unauthorized photographs of his personage. The photograph seems fitting since he was the one who found me unconscious on the livingroom floor and his heroic efforts saved my life. 

The photograph remains special even if it is not the last photograph I will take during my independant photography career. It will remain special much like Cousin Gene. I cannot say or thank him enough for being a special friend and fellow co-conspirator in this life. 


(in the background is super polite golf tournament type applause)




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Author: geezer94

I was told by my grandfather that if you are destined to hang you'll never drown. I have never been afraid of water . . .

25 thoughts on “The Old Guy … The Near Last Photograph In The Camera …

  1. OH MY GOSH! How scary – I’m so happy to read it wasn’t your last photo and that you’re back home! Take care, rest, and let Kat take care of you!!

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    • I am resting. Kat is watching the birds out the front window and seems quite enthralled and frustrated at the same time. She is also fighting her morning nap. I think she’s fighting off the top of the couch. Thanks for your kind and generous comment. g


  2. Haha! Awesome. 🙂
    Again, I’m much relieved that it’s not your last photograph to share with us. Thanks always to Cousin Gene.

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  3. Glad you survived-hope you’re feeling better.

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  4. Praying for you old friend! Hope you are feeling better soon. I enjoy your photos and stories. Thank you.

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  5. This is yet another amazing photograph captured by an even more amazing man with the kindest of souls and greatest sense of humor!!!🏆❤️ Cousin Gene is rocking it as well!!!

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  6. I’m glad you made it clear you had survived this recent health bobble! I’m not making light of it calling it a bobble but I’m just glad you are still here to show us “last” photos taken and say hi to Cousin Gene for me.

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  7. Take care of yourself, you old geezer!! We need guys like you around – now buck-up and fly right!

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  8. I am happy to read that I will have more of your photography to look at.

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  9. As usual-entertaining. I love the way you keep it real.


  10. I hope all is well with you now, John! Have a blessed day with your furry friends.


  11. I hope you’re well on the road to recovery! and a big tip of the hat to your cousin Gene!


  12. O My Gosh is correct, Thank God for Gene. Take care of yourself, Leigh Ann loves you so much and values your wonderful friendship. Here is hoping that you are well on your way to recovery. Love you John, Take Care of yourself.


  13. I’m glad you are feeling cared for and now recuperating from a very scary experience. And please send my thanks through cyberspace to your Cousin Gene. He is a real hero!


  14. Upon the initial reading of this post
    was quite frightening. Nice to know you are recovering. It should be no surprise to you, that your beautiful photos and camera equipment are lovingly regarded. ~AOC~


  15. Very grateful to Cousin Gene! I think about this stuff as I’ve lost a lot of loved ones. That last picture, last text, last meal, mom died on Christmas Eve a week after our family gathering. My dad died kneeled by the couch reading his Bible…I’m thankful you’re still with us 🙂


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