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PHOTO ALBUM
FOR
FATHER!

VINCENT:  "FATHER, I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE
YOU A PHOTO ALBUM,
COMMEMORATING SOME OF THE SPECIAL TIMES
WE HAVE SHRED..."
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JACOB:  "AHHH, I HAVE ALWAYS LIKED THIS PHOTO..."

VINCENT:   "I SEE WHY,
YOU LOOK QUITE REGAL IN IT.
I, ON THE OTHER HAND..."

JACOB:  "YES, YOU DO LOOK CONTRARY,
IF I RECALL,
YOU WERE HAVING A BAD HAIR DAY,
AND OPTED TO WEAR YOUR HOODY
FOR THE SITTING."

VINCENT:  "WELL   AFTER ALL...YOU  DID  SPRING
THE FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSION
ON ME THAT DAY ...
IF ONLY I WOULD HAVE HAD TIME
TO PREPARE MYSELF...
WELL, WHAT'S DONE IS DONE,  
LET'S SEE WHAT PIC IS NEXT..."

VINCENT:  "HERE WE ARE, PLAYING CHESS GAME #1,560...

JACOB:  HEEHEE...I SEE YOU OPTED FOR ANOTHER
"BAD HAIR DAY" PHOTO! HEEHEE

VINCENT:  INDEED!  AHEM....
BACK TO WHAT I WAS SAYING,
WE WERE PLAYING GAME #1,560.    
AND....
YOU WOULD CALL OUR CHESS SESSIONS,
"THE BATTLE OF THE BRAINS"
AHHH,  FATHER...YOU FLATTER ME SO."

JACOB:  "NO FLATTERY WAS INTENDED VINCENT...
YOU ARE QUITE THE FORMIDABLE OPPONENT!
HMMM, GAME #1,560 YOU SAY?
I BELIEVE I WON THAT BATTLE DID I NOT?"

VINCENT:  "YOUR MEMORY SERVES YOU WELL...YOU DID."

VINCENT:  "THE CAVE IN,
I WILL NEVER FORGET THIS HORRIFIC TIME...
WHEN WE WERE TRAPPED IN THE CAVE.
HOWEVER, THANKS TO CATHERINE...
AND I SUPPOSE I SHOULD SAY
THANKS TO ELLIOT TOO,
WE MANAGED TO SURVIVE."

JACOB:   "YES, WE MUST NOT IGNORE THE FACT,
IT WAS BECAUSE OF ELLIOT'S GENEROSITY,
THAT WE WERE FREED FROM OUR DUSTY GRAVE...
I DARE SAY, TIS GOOD FOR US
ELLIOT STILL HAS THE HOTS FOR CATHERINE."

VINCENT:  "ELLIOT ONLY HAS PLATONIC FEELINGS FOR HER,
I KNOW BECAUSE CATHERINE TOLD ME SO."

JACOB:  "IF YOU BELIEVE THAT,
I  HAVE SOME LAND TO SELL YOU IN CHINA TOWN!"

VINCENT:  JUST TURN THE PAGE FATHER!"

JACOB:  HMM, WHERE AM I IN THIS PHOTO?

VINCENT: "YOU ARE NOT ACTUALLY IN THIS ONE,
I INCLUDED IT,
ONLY BECAUSE I THOUGHT  I LOOKED
EXCEPTIONALLY PHOTOGENIC IN THIS PENSIVE POSE."

JACOB: "YOU WILL GET NO ARGUMENT FROM ME!"

VINCENT: "NOW, LET'S SEE, WHAT HAVE WE HERE..."

VINCENT: "OH, THIS IS THE TIME I WAS CONTEMPLATING LIFE,
IN THE WHISPERING GALLERY,  AND YOU SNUCK UP ON ME!
YOU SCARED ME SO,
I NEARLY $#!% MY KNICKERS!"

JACOB:  "AND YOU ALMOST FELL OFF THE BRIDGE AS WELL!
I DEFINITELY LEARNED A LESSON THAT DAY,
NEVER SNEAK UP ON A MAN,
WHILE HE IS MEDITATING
ON THE WHISPERING GALLERY BRIDGE!

OH, NEXT IS A PHOTO
OF MY MASQUERADING AS A TOP-SIDER."

VINCENT: "YES, AND I MUST SAY,
DESPITE A MOTH HOLE OR TWO,
YOU LOOKED QUITE DAPPER
IN YOUR 1950'S CLOTHES.
AND THE FEDORA... A VERY NICE TOUCH."

JACOB: "FUNNY, I DIDN'T FEEL SO DAPPER,
THAT SUIT, TWAS STIFLING!  
JUST GIVE ME MY WOOL TUNIC ANY DAY,
AND YOU CAN HAVE MY DAPPER TIE,
MY DAPPER SUIT,  
AND MY DAPPER HAT!"


VINCENT:  "DON'T MIND IF I DO!"

JACOB: "IT'S YOURS!
AND SPEAKING OF DAPPER,
I MUST SAY, YOU DEFINE THE WORD!"

VINCENT: "THANKS FATHER!
LET'S SEE WHAT PHOTO IS NEXT..."
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JACOB:  "OH, WELL NOW THIS IS A SURPRISE,
IT'S OF CATHERINE AND I."

VINCENT:  "YES, CATHERINE WANTED TO CONTRIBUTE
TO YOUR MONTAGE,   UNFORTUNATELY,
THE ONLY PHOTO SHE HAD OF YOU BOTH TOGETHER,
WAS WHEN YOU WERE INCARCERATED..."

JACOB: "WELL, AT LEAST IT IS A FLATTERING PHOTO
OF THE BACK OF CATHERINE'S HEAD..."

VINCENT: "TRUE, HER HAIR DOES LOOK LOVELY,
BUT MAY I SAY
THE CASUAL DENIM ATTIRE YOU ARE WEARING
SEEMS TO SUIT YOU FATHER,
KIND OF GIVES YOU A MORE YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE."

JACOB: "I SEE WHAT YOU MEAN,
TOO BAD FOR ME,
I HAD TO TURN IN THE STATE ISSUED CLOTHING
UPON MY RELEASE."

VINCENT: "SPEAKING OF FASHION,
HERE IS A PHOTO,
WHERE I AM WEARING ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHIRTS..."

JACOB:  "I RECALL TEASING YOU  A BIT,
SAYING IT WASN'T A SHIRT, BUT RATHER   A   BLOUSE!"

VINCENT:  "YES, AND I WORE IT,
DESPITE YOUR CHIDING,
AND I BELIEVE IT SERVED ME WELL...
AS I WAS A BIT OF A HIT WITH BOTH CATHERINE
AND BRIGIT THAT NIGHT.  NEXT..."
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VINCENT: "AHHH, GAME #1656,
NOW THIS GAME I WON...
AND IT WAS DUE TO THE FACT,
YOU WOULD NOT PUT YOUR CORRESPONDENCE DOWN.
IT SEEMS PEOPLE ARE NOT FULLY ENGAGED ANYMORE..."

JACOB:  "GUILTY AS CHARGED VINCENT...
I PROMISE,  NO MORE READING WHILE PLAYING.

AWE, LOOK WHAT'S NEXT..."
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JACOB: "WHAT A TREASURE THIS PHOTO IS TO ME!
AN ACTUAL AFFECTIONATE MOMENT
FROM MY MACHO SON!"

VINCENT:  "YES, MY THERAPIST HAS HELPED ME OPEN UP...
AND GET IN TOUCH WITH MY SOFTER SIDE."

JACOB: "AS PER THE NEXT PHOTO, IT APPEARS
I HAVE A SOFT SIDE TOO. WHAT CAN I SAY,
I SUPPOSE WE ARE JUST AN AFFECTIONATE,
DEMONSTRATIVE CLAN."
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VINCENT:  "YES FATHER,
AND HERE'S PROOF, THAT YOU ARE AN OLD SOFTY..."

JACOB:  "ALL RIGHT, THAT'S ENOUGH
OF ALL THAT  TOUCHY FEELY STUFF!
NOW  BOTTLE UP,
AND TURN THE PAGE,
LET'S SEE WHAT IS NEXT."

VINCENT:  "WELL I THOUGHT I WOULD END THIS
PHOTO ALBUM, WITH A SPLENDID PHOTO OF YOU
FATHER..."
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JACOB: "WELL I AM HUMBLED BY THIS WHOLE THING...
AND I DARE SAY,
THAT IS A SPLENDID PHOTO OF MYSELF
ISN'T IT?"

VINCENT:  "INDEED IT IS...FATHER, INDEED IT IS."
A HUGE THANK YOU TO CABB FOR THE PHOTOS!
JACOB:   "SPLENDID!
POUR US SOME TEA  AND LET'S HAVE A LOOK SEE."
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