(This is the lost-and-found photo of Miss Irons, taken by the author.)
It was a full moon night. Father and his seven years old son were seating at the balcony, engaging in their man talk as usual.
Son: Dad, how did you win mom’s heart?
Dad: Oh! That’s easy. I plucked her the full moon.
Son: Liar. It’s up there!
(Son pointed his finger to the sky.)
Dad: You go down to the garden and wait for me. I will show you how.
Son was standing in the garden. Father came with a basin of water.
Dad: Son, look at the basin, do you see the moon now?
Son: I see.
(Son knitted his brows in deep thought and then shed tears.)
Dad: What’s wrong?
Son: I can never win her heart now.
(His eyes streamed more tears.)
Son: I cannot come out with her at night.
(Tears were all over his face.)
Dad: Don’t worry, my son. I have an idea. Wait for me.
Father returned, with a digital camera, and took a photo for the basin with the full moon. They went into the house and printed out the photo.
Holding the printout, the son found his mother in the sitting room.
Son: Mom, give you a tall building or a full moon, which one do you want?
Mom: Of course, the tall building. Why ask?
Son cried out loudly. Father dashed up to see what had happened. Both parents were puzzled.
Dad: What’s wrong now?
Son: I can never win her heart.
Son: Her boyfriend gave her a tall building and she agreed to marry him.
Dad: What? Her boyfriend? Marry? Son, who is she?
Son: Miss Irons.
Mom laughed out shortly, leaving dad perplexed.
Miss Irons was the class teacher that lost the tall building photo when she visited the family. Mom and son found the photo later.
Overheard the conversation between mom and Miss Irons over the phone, son learned of the coming marriage…
Son cried wholeheartedly and fell asleep due to exhaustion. The basin photo recorded his first love disappointment, a childhood memory that the family cherished.
Owing to the popularity of digital camera, capturing the childhood memory is much easier nowadays. Learn more about the merits of this electronics device and make the best use of it to improve your life.
Ten Merits of Digital Camera
Besides taking photo or video, you can record your childhood memory with words. Here’s a poem sharing the kids’ fun.
Let’s Rock: A Poem About Childhood