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Jr. Tales: Getting the Picture

Rachel Stein

Pumped up with excitement, Chava bounced across her room to investigate the brightly colored package on her bed. “I knew it!” she crowed, cradling her new camera in both hands.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Chava had been telling her parents for the past year that she wanted a camera, a good one, and that one day she planned to be a professional photographer. Finally, in honor of her 11th birthday, she got her wish. Dashing out of her room, she threw her arms around her mother and said, “Thanks, Ma! It’s perfect, just what I wanted.” “Enjoy it.” Mommy’s smile was bright. “Happy birthday, sweetie.” “Happy birthday!” Tatty greeted Chava when he got home from work. “How’s my new 11-year-old?” “Perfect.” Chava grinned, pointing to her camera. “I love it. Thanks, Ta.” “They say the best pictures are candid shots. They look more real.” Tatty winked, put down his briefcase, and headed toward the kitchen.

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