A somewhat worse-for-the-wear Kodachrome slide from 1950. My father was stationed in Virginia before the Korean Conflict, and before my parents moved to Tokyo. Knowing my parents, I'm positive they had just brought a box of Popsicles to this young mother and her three children. I don't recognize her or any of the kids, or the somewhat rundown home, but I bet they were neighbors to the Army base. I love the way the kids have scattered their tricycle and little wagons on the porch, probably as soon as the popsicles were revealed. The little girl hiding her face in her mother's lap is so universal, too. This is one of the vintage images I'll use on a one of my "cardboard quilt" wall pieces. Yes, the slide is a bit blurry, the colors have muted, and were perhaps too saturated to begin with, but the emotions of this fun moment in time are as clear as the day my father shot this photo. Who doesn't stop everything for a great frozen twin-stick Popsicle on a hot summer day?