Sunday, November 25, 2012

Happyland: Two portraits of Elizabeth at 75

Happyland, Connecticut, is a housing community in Preston Connecticut. My mother lived there in 1965. She said it used to be an amusement park. According to her, the park was later torn down and replaced with homes, but the name of the park remained. And so, my mother lived in Happyland.

In this photo, the image of her younger self sitting on a couch in Happyland has been projected onto her kitchen cabinets. The cups are orange for the Thanksgiving season.

This is her prized glass coffee table. Needless to say, you're not allowed to put items on this table that are capable of scratching glass. She's had this table for a good 30 years, and there isn't a single scratch on it.

The windows are covered in plastic which is sealed with a hairdryer to save money on heat. You should do that, if you don't.


spectral_ev said...

Yo,girl, you better update this church bulletin. I linked to you twice because the End Times are up in Google. And because I loved your book. Rudy Cheeks came from Pawtucket too. It must be something in the water.

Kyria said...

Not sure if you mean the metaphorical end times or just te general end, as in that apocalypse that took place today, but, yes, updating. I'm on it. Thank you!