Many have asked how my mom could have been so
dumb silly as to drop her new camera in the sand, lens first.
You did WHAT??
Here's what happened ...it was a sunny day (the first in about 87 million months). We decided to take a trip to the beach. We were going to take some photos with the new camera AND film an exciting, action-packed video about rescuing Alien from the Evil Freddy and his pirate thugs. We were in the middle of "the shoot" when the video camera died. Casualty #1.
Full body shot for the ladies in the house ...
About this time, my mom noticed a dog off leash running on the beach. His people were near by, but they didn't seem to be paying much attention to him. All of a sudden, he went after another dog (who was on a leash). We thought he was playing at first, but the other dog started yelping. After what seemed like an eternity, his person finally intervened and pulled him off the frightened dog. But instead of putting him on a leash, the idiot let him loose again!
Now, this made my mom nervous because this dog was much bigger than me. So, she grabbed my leash and my sister's hand and started towards the car - she should have handed the camera to papa, but she wasn't thinking. Well, my sister and I are pretty independent and we both decided to take off in opposite directions (we like to play tug-of-war with her arms). This is when the camera went down, lens first into sand.
Final picture before "the incident". I have my eye on the other dog and his trouble-causing humans. Maybe we should send our camera repair bill to them?