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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-09-15 20:01
Subject: [photos] Portrait of the author as a young man
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Tags:family, personal, photos, taiwan
Me and lillypond, circa 1973 or so, I believe in Tainan, Taiwan. I was about 9, my sister was about 7.

image 02

© 1973, 2009 by Joseph E. Lake, Sr.

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Originally published at jlake.com.

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User: bridget_coila
Date: 2009-09-16 04:21 (UTC)
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It's your obligatory "kids on a horse" photo!

Every child of the 70s or 80s has one of these. I don't know why, but I think it is a rule of the universe or something. Parents were required during those decades to sit their children on a horse-like creature or object and take a picture. There were entire industries built around the taking of children's photos upon horses (in Tijuana, Mexico, for example, or so I've heard)

In younger generations it is hit-or-miss whether a given family will have provided their children with this important life passage.

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Sean P. Fodera
User: delkytlar
Date: 2009-09-16 14:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Lovely picture.

Since you lived there, I assume that you knew that the sign on the right says "Do Not Sit On Horse", followed by detailed descriptions of the grizzly penalties for doing so, and that there is no statute of limitations for the offense?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-09-16 14:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Run away!!!
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Ruthanne Reid
User: ruthannereid
Date: 2009-09-17 01:36 (UTC)
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That photo is seriously amazing. Just the combination of young!imagination with ancient!imagination makes me shiver.
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