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In answer to numerous (well, two) requests for the companion shot to Just What I Always Wanted, here's my brother feigning delight over a box of handkerchiefs. Unlike the vase I was holding, this really was one of his presents, lucky him. Back in 1962, I cleverly captioned the slide mount: "How nice." The general dearth of presents under the tree leads me to believe this is after Christmas day. Another bounce-flash shot; according to my note on the mount it's Kodachrome II, which had been introduced the previous year. View full size.