I returned to California in September of 1977 after completing an internship at a photo studio in Saint Louis Missouri. I stayed in Los Angeles with my Aunt Sadie, the oldest of my father’s six sisters, for several weeks before finding an apartment of my own.

Aunt Sadie regularly played cards with three of her friends. I wanted to photograph them playing when it was her turn to host a game. The ladies consented. My aunt is the one with her back to the blue telephone.

It was a good story about four friend enjoying each others company, and the images remained in my portfolio for several year. Eventually, it was replaced by newer work and faded from  my memory. While digitizing my work on film I rediscovered them. I am sharing this story with you because the memory is as fresh to me now as it was then.