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My obsession with Martha's Vineyard.. phototography..genealogy and life in general and this and that…

Still Unexplained …


I repost this post almost every year as it touches me deeply.

My daughter Deb is a twin. Sadly her sister Susan was only here for a few hours.

One of my favorite pictures of Debbie (age 3)


Katy (Katama) was Deb’s first Boykin Spaniel. She was the first dog to go on vacation with Deb and me, no big surprise that it was to MV. Katy left us after 20 months and we feel that she’s now with Susan.  Here’s Deb with Katy at Sengekontacket Pond on Martha’s Vineyard.


My creation


Chappy (Chappaquiddick) was Deb’s next Boykin Spaniel.  Here they are enjoying the window seat at the inn we were staying at in Oak Bluffs.


We took lots of pictures of Chappy’s first trip to the Vineyard, especially on the beach and in the water. He really enjoyed splashing about and barking at waves. These pictures show a little of his fun at the beach.



My creation

And then there’s this picture:


Is this a double exposure, or is it Deb and Chappy with Susan and Katy ? You be the judge.  Just let me say that my camera, not a digital one, had never, until that day, taken a double exposure and never did so afterwards.

Happy Halloween !!!

Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. I'm also into genealogy and reading. Hope you enjoy :)

6 thoughts on “Still Unexplained …

  1. Hello, Joan –

    Your story is touching, and also bit sad. My heartfelt condolences for your loss; time does heal, but we never forget. And regarding the so-called double exposure? I don’t believe in coincidences. Now, I’m not a photography expert, but I thought a double-exposure was a duplicate of an image; clearly the images here are different. I believe it is Susan and Katy letting you know that they are okay.

    Thanks for sharing this private, emotional moment with us.

    My best,

  2. Thank you Kevin for your kind words. That’s what I thought about double exposures too until I saw this one… unexplained yet comforting.

  3. So touching and definitely “Heaven Sent.” Thank you for sharing with empathy for the whole in your heart. Blessings to you.

  4. Thank you for your nice comment 🙂

  5. oh….i too, love this post, joan…..i *do* believe it’s deb & susan & katy & chappy….. telling you *i love you, mom….we’re good up here* ♥

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