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Contributed by Lorraine Ihnen
Digitized by Devon Jacob Mettlin
Added to the archive May 1, 2016
This photograph was posed, however I used it because it was the oldest original image we could find in our collection. I love the expressions of the younger kids’ faces, because you can tell that they were pretty much forced to pose in those positions. The man on the top right, Jack, used to own a fancy watch, which he received from his first lover that would take him everywhere. When he re-married, he gave it to his wife however she didn’t stay with him for very long and gave him the watch back broken. He had to scavenge missing parts from thrift stores to try and repair it, but even the repair shops couldn’t fix the watch, so they all thought it was broken for good. Jack had a romantic interest in my cousin Amy, and so he gave her the watch and said it attached a lot of meaning to it. When she put on the broken watch, it started working again which was super strange. We think that the strong connection of the watch would only be felt again when being put on someone extremely special like she was to him.