June 19th, 2003


family photographs

This is my sister Michelle, with my Stepfather, in his conductor's tux, sometime in the bowels of the 70s -- 73 I believe. He is in this pic something like 34, much younger than my current age...he was conducting the Cedar Rapids Symphony at that point, and Michelle is wearing a diaper my mother embroidered the first 4 notes of Beethoven's 5th Symphony on the butt. The picture ran in the Cedar Rapids Gazette...
Knowing my mom, she wasn't unaware of the irony of honoring Beethoven by soaking his most famous melody in baby crap and pee.