Louisa was sitting at the dining room table a few days ago, obviously upset about something. Her grandpap asked her if everything was okay. “Oh, I’m just frustrated. My camera isn’t working right. It’s an old one that belonged to mom that she let me have and I think it’s just wearing out. Now that I have Eddie back, I really wanted to be able to take pictures of him to send to dad.” “That’s the drawbacks of things these days” replied Grandpap, “they just don’t last like they used to.” Louisa told him that she had been trying to think of something she could do to earn some money so she could buy herself a new one, she loved taking pictures. Grandpap told her to “hold that thought”-then he left the room.
When Grandpap came back, he was holding a camera in his hands. Louisa immediately recognized it. “That’s Grandma’s camera isn’t it?” “Yes, and it’s been sitting in the living room cupboard since she died. I’m not much for taking pictures, but I think she would be thrilled to know that you were using it” replied Grandpap. “OH MY GOSH! Thank you SO much Grandpap!” squealed Louisa. She gave him a huge hug and said “I will be sure to take very good care of it!”
“It’s not perfect,” she sighed, “but it’s going to have to do for now. Getting you to hold still is a challenge!”
Before she quit so she could go work on her homework, she decided to try out the self-timer feature on it so she could get a picture of her and Eddie together. It took a couple of tries, but eventually she got a good one.
“Check it out Eddie, that’s you and me! You’re so cute!” “Well of course I’m cute” thought Eddie. “I’m the cutest dog on the planet, geesh! Goofy humans.”