Thursday, August 5, 2010

Coal Miner's Son


Good Thursday morning to you all. Is it just me, or did Summer fly by pretty fast this year. It is hard to believe that school will be starting soon. I hope you all have had an enjoyable summer, and have had some fun looking at the old pictures here. Today's picture was taken in 1940, and shows a Coal Miner's Son. The picture was taken in Granger Homesteads, Iowa.

PICTURE EMBARGO THREAT LEVEL - Elevated to High

25 comments:

  1. Well, you know me, I almost always do post a comment and try to keep your count up.

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  2. But sometimes, though the photo may be interesting, there isn't much to say about it.

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  3. But today photo has a interesting aspect to it.

    Have you ever seen so many freckles on a kid in your life?
    And he is nice and clean. Must be Saturday night

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  4. There, I did my part.
    4 comments in under 7 minutes

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  5. By the way how did your sky hook work turn out?
    Now make that 5 Comments

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  6. Roger,
    Perhaps if there ever is a Picture Embargo, I could email you a picture that day.

    On the greenhouse, I have both ends finished, and 7 of 14 of the side panels done. The sky track will be here this weekend, so hopefully I can get the last 7 panels done. Then, it is just plumbing and electrical work to finish things up.
    PJM

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  7. School started here on August 2!

    How are the peacocks and chickies doing in this terrible heat?

    Cute kid.

    (Comment requirement met for 8/5/10.)

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  8. Marie,
    The chickies and peacocks are very hot. The chickies have found the little spot where the condensing water drips out of the refrigerated air conditioning units. They have mad a little spa out of it, and take turns sitting in the cool puddles of water. The peacocks find a shady spot and just sit. Egg production has been down in the blistering heat. We are getting 7 or 8 eggs a day, instead of 9-10.
    PJM

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  9. His haircut reminds me of when they used to put a bowl on a kid's head and cut around it. It's adorable on this kid.

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  10. OK, I see what you are talking about. You were able to put up the panels on one side, but not the other side because there was not place to put the ladders.
    I was mistaken in me idea that the panels went from one the bottom side over the top and down the bottom on the other side. I understand now that the panels are half sheets and go just from the bottom to the top and then you have to go to the other side and do it again.

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  11. Cute kid. There. I did my part.

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  12. Doesn't that picture just say it all? Look at the scowl on his little face! I was scanning some old pictures this morning for a back to school post on my blog and came across my first day of school, 1960. I had my lunch sack in one hand and a bouquet of flowers for the teacher in the other! Haven't times changed...

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  13. Instead of counting comments, you could count hits. Wee scripts to do that have existed for many moons. It would show you how many folks just drop in to look rather than the limited number who drop in to make a comment.

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  14. sorry i couldnt leave the post at 13 unlucky number you know

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  15. That kid looks like he is ready to enforce the Picture Embargo if he has to but he's hoping you'll come to your senses and not force the issue.

    I wonder what became of him?

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  16. RE: the greenhouse

    Then, it is just plumbing and electrical work to finish things up.

    You do know that "just" is a four letter word? (%^>)

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  17. hello everybody,,, ( another comment)

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  18. Mr. PJM, great photos and updates this summer, thank you kindly!

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  19. Old pictures have always held a certain fascination for me, but although I look at every photo, I'm guilty of not commenting very often. I'll try not to take the wonderful photos you post for granted any longer. They are appreciated, as are the updates on the chickies and peacocks and now the greenhouse. And I agree with Mathan--I'll bet if you counted the hits on your site, you'd be amazed.

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  20. And another thought -- I love the pictures on this website, but I also love reading the comments. We are becoming a mini-community in a way. We all enjoy the Mystery Person contest every Saturday, and the Sunday updates on the peacocks and chickies, the greenhouse construction, and the quest for a tractor. And I think I will have the agreement of all here in what you have done for your students!!!

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  21. I'm betting there's a slingshot in the back pocket of those overalls. Maybe a frog or two in the front.

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  22. PJM, you need to rely on the number of visitors to the site rather than those brave souls that actually venture a comment.

    Mine's number 22! A good strategy for comments.

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  23. Perhaps you should post more pictures of people as opposed to things. Somehow machinery, etc; becomes more interesting with people in the picture.
    Also... More women! Remind us of the beauty of yesteryear!

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  24. I just discovered this blog today, while researching illustrations for a children's story I'm writing about my grandfather who lived and worked in the Texas area. I found a great photo of children in a cotton field. Thanks for the idea!

    What is a picture embargo?

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  25. I visit PJM and his site each day when I can to look at the great images and more importantly to read the comments.
    Marie is correct when she says that this is like a mini community. I have learnt so much reading what all of the members have known about different subjects.
    Keep up the good work PJM and all the reader on this page.

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