Friday, June 26, 2009


Jack "Rosie" Rosenfelder

Lisa, Cheryl, and Mom (Marge)
(This is the original photo.)

I debated whether or not to post these pictures. Think what you will. I can't explain or deny it.
My father passed away July 18, 2008. He and my mom spent the past 30 plus summers at Ottertail Lake in Minnesota. In October of 2008, two of my sisters, Lisa and Cheryl, and my mom went back to the lake to spend some time together and visit with all of my parent's friends there. The last night before departing, Cheryl decided to set up the camera and take a "group" shot. It seems the group increased by one. Notice the figure on the left near Lisa's shoulder. Maybe someone has an explanation, but for those of us who knew and loved my dad, there is something familiar about the shape of the hat and the big smile.


  1. Lori,

    I'm not sure what would have caused this aberration. It's possible the shutter speed was slow and it caught some sort of movement but without seeing the original file it's hard to say.

    My mother died many years back and I'm not a big believer in reincarnation but everytime my big brown newfoundland looks at me I swear it's with my mother's eyes. Somethings are best left unexplained...;) Your father looks very happy. In both photos!


  2. Thanks John - yours is pretty much the same conclusion to which I also arrived. Better left a mystery, but it is comforting. :)