Norwood Family Photography by Walpole Family Portrait Photographer, Dan Busler

This night marked Fred’s 100th birthday and I was honored to have been asked to document it for his family. 
I was expecting Fred to be a bit slower, maybe he’d need an arm to hold on to as he arrived at the hotel for his party. But no, Fred came strolling in and said … “Well, here I am !” 
Fred still drives himself everywhere, which includes the track
It wasn’t until his Daughter was giving her speech detailed Fred’s life that I realized all the history that he’s seen. The 1st World War, the Cuban missile crisis, the Beatles, civil rights, the depression.
And all through the speech, Fred just listened … and so did we as we celebrated Fred’s 100th birthday.

 

Norwood High Theatrical Photography by Walpole Theatrical Photographer, Dan Busler, King Stag

Norwood High School presented King Stag as their entry in the Mass Drama Guild 2013 competition. It was dramatic and funny and just a fine performance. And we would expect no less from this excellent group of actors!

 

Norwood First Communion Photography by Walpole First Communion Photographer, Dan Busler

There is so much anticipation mixed with wonder and laughter for the children as they prepare for their First Communion. 
It is such a joy for me to capture this milestone in their lives.

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

Walpole MA Landscape Photography by Walpole Landscape Photographer, Dan Busler

I do live in New England where we get snow. This year we got our share. 
This storm felt as if it would be an especially deep, quiet, gloomy storm, so I headed out to get a few photographs while I could.
I got as far as the end of the road – as took a few shots of the neighbor’s house.


Walpole Theatrical Photography by Walpole Theatrical Photographer, Dan Busler, Seussical at Walpole High

A bit unusual, and totally Who-iscal, Yes, it’s Seussical the Musical at Walpole High School in Walpole MA

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A "Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show" Moment, Dan Busler Photography

I am writing today’s post on Monday April 15, 2013. It’s “Marathon Monday” here in Boston MA and today bombs exploded at the marathon’s finish line and forever changed history. 

I am guessing that this day will be remembered for as long as there is a Boston Marathon – and whenever people talk about the Marathon they will say, “where were you the day the bombs exploded?”

The odd thing is that I had planned to write a blog post with this title yesterday. Mainly because over this past week-end I had photographed a 100th birthday party. Hearing about all the history that Fred (the birthday boy) had seen made me realize all the history that I had seen.  

It’s that moment when we saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964, the news flash that Princess Diana or President Kennedy had been killed or the World Trade Center disaster 

Or maybe it’s the birth of your child, your Son or Daughter hitting a home run or scoring a goal or leaving for college.

During those moments did we sit back and think … “I have just witnessed history?”

No, it didn’t feel like history, it felt like “now”. 

Today, as sad as the events (which are still unfolding as I write) are – they will be history. They will change everything – nothing will ever be the same.

Please acknowledge every small miracle in your life. Jump out of your chair and applaud for every song at your kid’s concert, hug your best friend when you see them, kiss your Son and Daughter  good-bye everytime they leave the house … even in front of their friends

Because you are living history.