September 13, 2007

A Boy and His Dog

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This photo of my uncle Vernon, taken in the 1930's, makes me smile for various reasons.

One, it evokes the severity of the Great Depression and the hardships my family faced in those days of limited education, no electricity, no phone service, and no running water. While that's not really anything to smile about -- the bleakness of those days didn't prevent my grannie from providing her children with at least one good outfit (and a cute hat) to wear on special occasions.

I wish I could have known her better.

Posted September 13, 2007 12:37 PM
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