Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Saying Grace

This photograph was taken in Pie Town, New Mexico in 1940. It shows a group of people saying grace before a Barbeque. I really love this picture, and it reminds me of many events I went to as a child back in the 60's. It reminds of the very strong sense of community that existed where I grew up. I can not think of being part of something like this anytime in the last 25 years. I miss it.

6 comments:

  1. amazing picture!!! it seems it was taken yesterday, I love it!!

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  2. They had COLOR in the 40's??? Wonder why my mother never mentioned it!! LOL

    NICE

    Mom

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  3. We should get back to this type of life. Things were sure simpler and people were more agreeable with a few prayers under their belt.

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  4. When I was little I asked my mom about color versus black and white photos. She explained that back in the day, black and white was all they had. I misunderstood this to mean that NO color existed and everything was in black and white and shades of gray. Now the metaphor seems to be coming true to some degree.

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  5. A great photograph that brings back memories of growing up in a small town on long island in the late fifties. I remember being 10 years old and attending a July 4th celebration that included my LL league team marching down Main Street. Flags, hot dogs, lemonade all made possible by the Town's leaders. After the celebration I walked home, by myself, about two miles through the town. Today, my 9 and 12 year old son, aren't allowed to go anywhere by themselves. The kids who grew up in the fifties and early sixties had a special freedom that is lost to children today.

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  6. I remember stopping in Pie Town NM to get my daughter a "Zero candy bar and when i stepped outside it was snowing RED. I went back inside and told the attendant and he said not to worry. It was NM and Texas getting mixed up in dust and snow exchange. In all of my 70+ years i have never seen that again. Pie Town and Magdalena NM were my two favorite towns in my travels and Belen where I met my beautiful wife.

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