As for the picture, it's of my own little baby more than three decades past. Thesha had a print and asked if I could restore it a bit and make another copy. I did some repairs and touch-ups, and think it came out well.
I took the original over three decades ago, lo these many years, and enlarged it myself. I didn't have a very good situation for doing my own developing and enlarging, so I didn't stick with it for long, but I'm glad that I was able to practise a few darkroom basics while the opportunity existed. At the time digital cameras and Photoshop were beyond, well beyond, most people's comprehension. In fact, it was to be about another two decades before they came on the market, and I certainly had no clue whatsoever back in the early to mid-seventies about where technology was headed. Back then, I had yet to see my first pocket calculator and computers were huge and only read punch cards. I do remember when my school got its first digital camera much, much later. It only captured a 640x480 pixel image, but I was blown away.
As is plain to see, Thesha was one heckuva cute baby then as is her Smudge now (below). Every now and then, I catch a glimpse of Smudge, usually in profile, that reminds me very much of her mother, but for the greater part she favours Dad. The two photos in this post don't reveal much resemblance between mother and daughter, but I thought that I might as well go ahead post an old-fashioned style black & white of The Bonny Wee Smudge to go with the one above.