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Shades: Birthday Edition! Lost Images Found?

Today we are celebrating the birthday of the one and only footnoteMaven, the much loved and truly talented publisher / writer of the award-winning Shades of the Departed online magazine. In honor of that birthday I present to you, in one of many offerings from the Shades writers, a tiny peek into the possible history of the legend that is Maven…

MAVENLANDIA – In a shocking development, two previously unseen photographs have been found that are believed to be of the infamous footnoteMaven. Ms.Maven, long wanted for her brilliant mind, loving mature and caring soul, has only been known to show herself in an occasional image posted on the internet (see left and below) and has been rumored to arrive, incognito, sometimes sporting a racy red wheelchair, at various footnote loving events.

The images, believed to be of the beloved Ms. Maven, where found in the attic of a quaint little castle believed to be Ms. Maven’s childhood home. When interviewed for this story, Ms.Maven’s former nanny, Sista Henrietta Floogflopper, said only that the tiara sported in one of the images looked like the one which was presented to Ms. Maven on the event of her 5th birthday, the very tiara which started a truly impressive tiara collection owned by Ms. Maven to this very day.

Are these rare images truly of our beloved footnoteMaven? Since Ms. M is currently in seclusion, the scuttlebutt being she’s at an exclusive spa somewhere in the South of France therefore not available for comment, it is left for you, the reader to decide!

Postscript: No images were harmed in the writing of this story! These Little Orphan Images were merely altered digitally, by the author, when she seriously needed to be doing something else. Happy Birthday My Dear Maven, from your bored ugly Sista!

For more birthday goodness from the lovely and talented Shades writers check out their blogs!

CreativeGene, by Jasia

For Your Family Story, by Caroline Pointer

Geneablogie, by Craig Manson

The Educated Genealogist, by Sheri Fenley

A Sense of Face, by Rebecca Fenning

Shades: Birthday Edition — A Teacup Throne at Moultrie Creek, by Denise Olson

What’s Past is Prologue, by Donna Pointkouski
The Family Curator, by Denise Levernick

About Janine Smith (114 Articles)
Janine Smith is the owner of Landailyn Research and Restoration, a Fort Worth, Texas based company whose services include family history research and photo restoration. Janine honed her skills in restoring badly damaged photos as a volunteer with Operation Photo Rescue, a non-profit organization whose mission is to repair photographs damaged by unforeseen circumstances such as house fires and natural disasters. <br> Janine’s work is well-known in the world of genealogical and historical societies, museums, libraries, university archives, and non-profit organizations; appearing on the board of directors for several organizations and institutions. She is a sought-after lecturer on photo restoration and preservation to libraries, genealogical and historical societies. <br> In addition to being a Lynda.com author, Janine is the author of many articles on research and restoration appearing in newspapers and magazines, both on and offline. Janine's history and photo restoration columns appear regularly on TipSquirrel.com and in the popular Shades Of The Departed Digital Magazine. <br> Janine is the winner of the 2010 “Photoshop User Award” in the photo-restoration category.