The Perfect Picture

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When the kids were pre-teenagers we decided to go to CA to visit Disneyworld and Marineland.  We were sitting in the stands watching the porpoises do their thing when a unique picture opportunity presented itself.  Fortunately, I had my Nikon with me, so I ended up capturing this incredibly funny picture.

My daughter wore upper and lower braces on her teeth.  Not only did she have a mouth of hardware but it was accompanied by close to a dozen small rubber bands.  The purpose of the rubber bands were to gently pull her teeth into their proper alignment.

She was eating something with caramel and suddenly a rubber band pops out of her mouth, sails through the air and lands directly on the wavy pate of a spectator sitting directly below my daughter.  It looked so ridiculous, the people sitting on both sides and above this spectacle began tittering.

Instantaneously, I focus the camera and take a shot of this perfect landing field.  I can’t stop laughing while I’m taking the shot, but the person it had landed on is completely unaware of what has just transpired.  The rubber band just sat there like an isolated sentry and the person with the perfect landing field was never aware of it.  Maybe his barber found it and it made an ideal conversation tidbit.

The picture was on a slide, one of 1000’s I took and trying to find it was like trying to find a needle in a haystack.  Yesterday, I found it and now I have to look for another impossible thing to do.

About Jerry Goldberg

Jerry Goldberg grew up on the west side of Chicago. After high school, he was drafted in the Army during the Korean conflict. Upon his honorable discharge, he joined Local 130 in Chicago as a plumber, working from 1952 to 2000. Jerry has been happily married for 60 years, residing with his wife, Gloria, in Huntley, Illinois. They were blessed with two wonderful children, and have three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
When his son encouraged him to get online, Jerry replied, "What do I need that for?" But all that changed a year into his retirement, when his daughter gave him a modem for his birthday, opening a whole new chapter. Finding stained glass insufficiently fulfilling, Jerry discovered the AARP message boards and began his one-finger magic. Eventually, he became quite proficient (two fingers), starting a board called, "Jerry's Corner."

This board was the second most popular board on AOL. Jerry bantered with any and all, and began writing humorous true stories of his past life. The stories you see here are a compilation of most he has written ... enjoy!

About Jerry Goldberg

Jerry Goldberg grew up on the west side of Chicago. After high school, he was drafted in the Army during the Korean conflict. Upon his honorable discharge, he joined Local 130 in Chicago as a plumber, working from 1952 to 2000. Jerry has been happily married for 60 years, residing with his wife, Gloria, in Huntley, Illinois. They were blessed with two wonderful children, and have three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
When his son encouraged him to get online, Jerry replied, "What do I need that for?" But all that changed a year into his retirement, when his daughter gave him a modem for his birthday, opening a whole new chapter. Finding stained glass insufficiently fulfilling, Jerry discovered the AARP message boards and began his one-finger magic. Eventually, he became quite proficient (two fingers), starting a board called, "Jerry's Corner."

This board was the second most popular board on AOL. Jerry bantered with any and all, and began writing humorous true stories of his past life. The stories you see here are a compilation of most he has written ... enjoy!

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