As I was digging around for my treasures in Mom's attic, I found this 1994 picture that I took in Jerome, AZ., An old copper mining town outside of Prescott.
Mom and Dad had flown in from Kentucky for a visit with me in Mesa. Just prior to the visit, I had just found out that my Dad had cancer. It would be our last road trip where he felt well enough to go somewhere. I was engulfed by sadness...but I was thrilled they had come out to visit!
We were walking along the dusty Jerome sidewalks and I spotted this window display. The bunnies caught our eye and he wanted me to take a picture of them. Dad had such a wonderful time as we acted silly and cut up. He loved to tease and joke. It was like time stood still as we laughed.
These rabbits brought back the wonderful memory of Dad as he must have been so afraid of what was in store for him. He passed away the next year in July right before his birthday. He was my hero and this Easter these silly bunnies remind me that he is still here in spirit.
He wouldn't want me to take life so seriously...so I won't!