Baltimore is also known as Smalltimore, and everyone knows everyone else. I was looking for a picture the other night and one of the Google results was for a wedding photographer who grew up down the road from where my family and a set of cousins lived. He was a little older than the kids in my family, but we all knew each other.
I started reading his blog (where the images illustrating this post are from) and he talked about a wedding he’d recently done at Evergreen that the friend I had dinner with last night catered. She and I talked about knowing him, me when we were kids when we called him Bubby, and she as a colleague who was professional and talented.
On Tuesday, I popped him and e-mail and said I remembered him and recalled our old street and told him how beautiful his pictures were. He wrote back and remembered us and our cousins and we both said that we were sure we’d see each other around soon.
Arthur deRoaldes Remanjon was killed in an accident on Wednesday. Such a talent lost.