This has to be one of my most favorite pictures ever. The boy at the middle in the first row is my dad. In one of his other class pictures–I’m not one hundred percent sure if it is this one–he wrote a dedication to his mom at the space on the back. The dedication was “To Mother.” When I first read it, I laughed because I found it terribly funny (my dad isn’t the type of person who would do write “To Mother”), but then I wondered why I never really dedicated anything to my parents. Not a class picture, not a story, not crappy drawing I made when I was a kid.
Someday, and I hope it is someday soon, I will write my hypothetical book and reserve the dedication page for them.