It May Not Be My Best Selfie, But It’s A Treasured One

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It May Not Be My Best Selfie, But It’s A Treasured One

 

My good friend and I have a running joke/agreement that we take pictures of each other when we’re at our get-togethers because we are usually the only ones taking pictures. If not for that, we would be hard-pressed to prove to anyone that we were in attendance.

 

Selfies, however, have afforded me the opportunity to insert myself into photos at events.

 

You also don’t have to grab strangers, hand them your smartphone, and ask them to take a picture of you and your group.

This also reduces the risk of said stranger running off with your smartphone.

 

holly

 

This selfie is one I took with my dear friend Holly Marie. About 15 years ago, our extended family in Florida brought Holly home for their two daughters. Everyone fell in love with her.

 

This selfie is from Thanksgiving 2014. We continued to take selfies together during the holidays.

Sadly, Holly left us just a few weeks ago.

 

So, I’m glad I didn’t wait for someone to come and take a picture of my special friend and me. Thank goodness for selfies.



This is an entry in Dick Greenberg s 2017 ActiveRain Photography Contest in the Real Life-Selfie Category.

 

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Myrl Jeffcoat
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You photo bombed Holly's portrait.  But, I'm glad you did!  I'm sorry she is no longer with you!

Oct 16, 2017 03:37 PM #16
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Kathy I don't know the two of you look like you are up to trouble in that selfie .... LOL

Oct 16, 2017 03:49 PM #17
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Barbara Todaro Come on, I know you can do it. I was on the floor to get this one. 

James Dray We lost ours over 10 years ago and still can't get another one. 

Wayne Martin we usually try to take a selfie at our ActiveRain MeetUps. 

Oct 16, 2017 05:40 PM #18
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Hi Doug Dawes Our friends, Holly's owners, had us over to see her knowing that she probably wouldn't last the week. 

Donald Urschalitz we came pretty close this past year but it's a good thing we didn't. The cute dog ended up with all sorts of autoimmune issues...just like our last two Brittanys.

Oct 16, 2017 05:43 PM #19
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Sharon Lee we were lucky and got to watch her a lot. 

Hi Gabe Sanders it's a favorite of mine!

Joe Pryor I know what you mean. I think of Lucky and our other Brittany Lady, all of the time. 

Oct 16, 2017 05:46 PM #20
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC back in the real camera days, we did that, and still do. We also will do a selfie. 

It really is Michael Jacobs 

Sheila Anderson I'll do them to get everyone in a pic for fun. 

Oct 16, 2017 05:53 PM #21
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Sharon Tara you would have loved it...I had to get on the floor with my behind sticking up in the air!

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® she had a wonderful life and was loved. 

Hi Elva Branson-Lee if you think about it, they're not different than having someone take a picture of you. It helps if you have long arms. 

Oct 16, 2017 05:58 PM #22
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Brian England We have a good friend who is so good at it. 

Myrl Jeffcoat You should see the photo I have of a dolphin "photo bombing" our group. 

George Souto Holly knew who always had treats for her. 

Oct 16, 2017 06:01 PM #23
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I am so sorry about Holly Kathy Streib 

I hope your week has started out great!

Oct 16, 2017 08:57 PM #24
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 Kathy Streib So sorry for your loss of Holly.

Good entry for the contest...and here's to the memories.

Oct 16, 2017 09:12 PM #25
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That is a great selfie.  So sad about Holly, but at least she was loved and had a good life.  

Oct 17, 2017 08:41 AM #26
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Kathy,

 So sorry about Holly, I really like that selfie it looks great! I hope you are having a good day!

Oct 17, 2017 12:18 PM #27
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Hi Kathy - Nice selfie! And holly looks like she was a very good girl - I'm sure she's terribly missed. Thanks for another contest entry!

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Ok, Kathy, so you had me laughing and then crying all in one heartbeat of a moment's quick read. I love this so very much. And that you two kept doing it means there was never a wasted moment or regret. And you take darling selfies! Lucky you! Was Holly Marie holding the camera??

Oct 19, 2017 04:59 PM #29
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Awe! Two happy faces. She must bring back many happy memories. 

Oct 30, 2017 07:30 PM #30
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Winner Winner! A great selfie Kathy! Congratulations!

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This was TOTALLY my favorite selfie!! 

                       HUGE CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kathy, I am saddened by your loss but happy that Holly Marie made you a winner in the photo contest!  I'm sure it's her way to say hi!

Nov 06, 2017 04:39 PM #33
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Hi Kathy

What a fun selfie and treasured memory. Congrats on the win!

Jeff

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I'm sorry that Holly passed away. It is nice to have the memories, though. I hope you have a good day today. 

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