Can You See The Resemblance?  

vrec_dawn 40M
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6/6/2006 3:59 pm
Can You See The Resemblance?

Hey, my scanner actually still works! I dug it up from my computer graveyard. It's goddess only knows how many years old, and hasn't been hooked up to anything since my Pentium 133MHz box. I mean it runs off of a parallel connection with TWAIN drivers. It's ancient. I don't even know why I dug it up other than that I haven't used a scanner in ... well ... that long. And damned if Mustek didn't have WinXP drivers for this old 600CP. So what the hey, you know?

Anywho, to celebrate the revival of slumbering ancient technology, I thought it fitting that I scan in an ancient photo, near and dear to my heart. My grandma gave it to me not long ago. She found it when cleaning out things after my grandpa died.

So who is it? It's dad! Wow. I wish I could have known him. He died in an auto accident when I was 7. So what few memories that I do have of him are so faded with time. It's, well, sad.

This photo was from his Navy days, way back from 1970. Gosh. He's probably only 19 or so in that picture. Isn't he the dashing bloke though?

I don't blame you if you can't see the family resemblance. I've put on a fair bit of weight. It's funny. When I'm thin as a board, I look just like him. (Well, except for the receeding hairline that time has 'blessed' me with.) When I put on weight, I look just like the men on my mom's side of the family. It's ... weird. It's hard to imagine being a near clone on both sides where the only difference is how much I weigh.

I wish I'd gotten his hair. My grandpa still had all of his hair past 80! My uncle has all of his hair. I'm sure my dad would have too. Bastards.

Okay, I can imagine you have a tough time believing I looked just like him a decade ago, from back before I got married. I know. It seems like a stretch. Which is why I'll prove my point with my next blog.

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