Mules....

... since the burning of my Aunt's home a few days ago, I have been prowling the family archives in search of old photographs to replenish her collection.... it's been an interesting trip down memory lane, to say the very least.....

.... while it has been heartbreaking to think of her loss, the time spent with my own stash of old family heirlooms has helped soften the blow a bit.....

... I'm off to meet her for lunch this afternoon, and I plan on presenting her with about two hundred assorted copies that I have made.....

.. here's one of my favorites....

... meet my maternal Grandfather... circa 1935.....

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... my Aunt's ole Dad... and his mule, of course...... surveying the edge of his tobacco patch near Madisonville, Tennessee.......

by Eric on August 20, 2010 | Bullshit (7) | TrackBack (0) | Ummm, Ok....
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I think were I in such a horrible predicament (God forbid), the loss that would make me most sad would be the destruction of irreplaceable family photos. It has happened in the form of basement floods, and the house was spared, but losing those old memories hurt. You are wonderful to do this...

Bullshitted by Erica on August 20, 2010 11:20 AM

That's a mule? I thought they were short and stubby.

Look at that thick dark hair he had! He almost looks Italian!

Bullshitted by Bou on August 20, 2010 06:23 PM

.... thanks, Erica.... she loved the photos....

.. and yeah, Bou..... he was 1/4 Cherokee.... I guess that is where he got the dark hair, dark skin, and high cheekbones......

Bullshitted by Eric on August 20, 2010 08:40 PM

Lovely pic...an awesome combination...a pensive man and available horse-power.

Bullshitted by John C on August 21, 2010 08:01 AM

What a wonderful thing to do for them! This may just kick me into gear and make me get my kids pictures all scanned duplicated and uploaded to the cloud somewhere. That's the worst part of a disaster, the loss of things like the pictures.

I love that pic - it's most excellent!

Bullshitted by Teresa on August 21, 2010 11:11 AM

This is a good thing you are doing. How is she holding up?

Bullshitted by Cappy on August 22, 2010 06:19 PM

Wonderful pic! :)

Bullshitted by Richmond on August 24, 2010 10:20 PM