From the beginning, our two grandsons have always gotten along very well. Five years ago David, at 16, towered over Nathaniel after one of his teenly growth spurts. Nathaniel was probably of average height for a boy of eleven. That summer we took a day trip upstate to look at minor waterfalls and ate at a Burger King restaurant between points of interest. While the boys were clowning around, I took a quick photo that made it appear David was lording or kinging it over Nathaniel. It was always one of my favorites because the boys were having fun together.
Five years later it was Nathaniel’s turn to play the 16-year-old. He is 6’4” tall now. When I mentioned Burger King crowns, David immediately knew the incident and the picture I was thinking of. He is working at Burger King this summer and brought home two crowns for a reenactment on the first day of Nathaniel’s visit.
A new twist was Nathaniel’s wearing two crowns like a checkers king and David trumping his stance by pointing to the logo on his official hat.
More in character is a shot of them with their arms about each other. Our summer is off to a wonderful start.