The Art of Recreation

We are in the final and most important stages of our photo contest at Grandma’s Bait. The pictures of the six finalists who had the most votes in the preliminary contest, are now in Grandma’s Bait, in downtown Staunton. From now until June 19th anyone can come in to Grandma’s Bait to cast their vote for the boy and girl they believe to be the most photogenic.

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That means we are calling allllllll grandmas, grandpas, uncles, aunts, teachers, moms, dads, pastors, clergy, and absolutely anyone else who comes into the store, along with all of you, my faithful blog readers, and friends and family of the same, can come in and vote.  The children are depending on you to fill up their jars with “Skittle Votes.”


On June 19th, the boy and the girl with the most votes will be crowned Mr. and Miss Photogenic. They will get to ride on the Grandma’s Bait float on July 4th, participate in our fashion show on July 3rd, as well as receive a complimentary patriotic outfit to wear (and keep), compliments of Grandma’s Bait. The remaining four finalists are invited to walk in the Parade with us and the winners and participate in the fashion show.

Speaking of pictures, I am sure many of you who follow social media have seen the pictures many families are recreating for special Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gifts.

I love this idea, because it literally takes a moment in time and “recreates” it. It allows us to “re imagine” and to “play.”


To recreate means to give new life to something, to redo, or remake it.

To recreate literally means to create over.. Recreate can also mean re imagine. Recreate can also mean to play — it gives us the word recreation.


What happens when you “recreate,” is the grown, or nearly grown children come together to pick a favorite family photo of themselves, from a long time ago and they “recreate” it, in grown up fashion. Oh my goodness, the pictures I have seen are so cute, totally fun, completely adorable, everlasting, and beyond sweet! Some are just downright hilarious, too. And we don’t even have to know their names; the story is in the pictures!

Here are a few examples. I think you all probably have one or two family photos, just like the ones shown here.

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What an adorable and fun way to bring together the children and family! How much fun would the members of your family have recreating a family photograph? Imagine the possibilities!

Maybe when the family is gathered around next weekend, to celebrate Father’s Day, you can plan one to give your parents during the holidays. Better yet, take one right then and there! I can almost hear the laughter coming from the host of ideas you will think of!

It doesn’t take much money or a whole lot of time to snap a photograph. The memories a snapshot will “recreate” will last lifetime. What better gift is there?

Please plan to come in to Grandma’s Bait before by next Saturday, June 18th, to vote for the children in our contest!

If you are looking for that special Father’s Day gift, visit LTD 7 and LTD 7.2 Rowe’s locations this week. We still have many gifts that will gladden the hearts of the dads on your list.

Have a great week making memories, everyone!

Living the Dream,




Author: LTD 7

Small Business Retailer with over 39 years of experience. I am founder and Christian owner of a Boutique located in Staunton Virginia. We specialize in fashions, jewelry & fabulous gifts and home decor. We have a Limit of 7 very talented artists and vendors who are passionate about the items they sell in our shop. Please visit us if you are ever in the Shenandoah Valley. For now, follow us or download our Free app Ltd7

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