I mentioned before that my youngest brother got married over the weekend. I’m including a photo of the bride and groom, of course, but if you scroll down you’ll see another photo. It is a very rare shot indeed.
Below are Tom and Huck and their cousin Joe Harper. (Wikipedia: “Joseph — Joe — Harper is Tom Sawyer’s friend in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and joins Tom on some of his adventures. He becomes a pirate with Tom and Huck, when they ran away from home to Jacksons Island.”) There’s nothing unusual about a photo of Tom, Huck, and Joe, except in this particular photo. Take a good look and see if you can guess why it such a rare photo. Huck is on the left and Tom is on the right with cousin Joe in the middle.
In this photo, the three boys are scrubbed clean and are wearing tuxedos. Their hair is combed and teeth are brushed! Try as they might to stay barefoot in raggedy play clothes and covered in mud most days, this photo is how I, their mother, like to enivision Tom and Huck. It pains them to no end. 😉
See you in the stacks!