Fig. 5. Dimensions: 3.5 x 5.5 inches, Circa 1969. This picture was taken in either Kep or Sihanoukville. This might be the only picture with just my parents and one of us children, I think this is why my brother Sam is so connected to this image. The picture is so damaged but it still creates such an emotional response with our family. We made a couple of extended holidays a year, they could be from any time from 1 to 2 weeks. I am not sure why we adopted this idea of the vacation; this was still in many ways a new experience; we were lucky we could afford it. I also wonder if there is some cultural influence on my father as he was half Indian and he had a very different global perspective. His friends were very global, the families who studied overseas and had the villas in Kep, we knew them, and this was part of the network which allowed us to stay in these places; A Fragile Past: Exploring One Family’s Narrative Through the Photographs They Buried

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