The Fourth of July was stellar this year for me, not just because I got to ride INSIDE the firetruck for the parade, but also because it finally happened!
We captured a picture of Lt. Tom!
The man who for years has most comically avoided my camera, and hence Mama’s Stories!
After years and years of getting photos like this:
Or frustrating backside shots like this (he’s on the right, obviously.) :
And teasers like this:
I got his handsome mug on the camera! Technically, it was Adam who did it, but whatever! It worked! We got gruff, strong, quiet, smart-as-a-whip, gentle giant, big-hearted Tom on camera! You have to realize this is a huge accomplishment. He’s big, but he’s fast, and wiley. I’ve had nothing but outtakes on him, and he laughs at me about it.
So I was feeling pretty smug about it. And this morning, while snickering at my victory, I opened our drop box to pull that golden photo up for publishing…..
BUT. IT. WAS. GONE.
My Captain had cleaned out the drop box! He deleted Tom’s photograph.
Dammit, Captain! !@#$##%$$#@@@! WHAT WERE YOU THINKING??!!! @#$#%^^^@!!!%$$#@!!!
Friends, I think he’s working with Tom.
All right boys……