Today we take for granted that we can preserve our memories with a series of colorful photographs, but how long have people been able to do that? A History of Photography Timeline gives us a clear picture of how recent this technology really is. Black and white photography was the primary method of recording events even as late as the early 1940’s.
JUST BLOWING SAND
When I was a girl at home, we had a nice little newspaper called The Donley County Leader that often featured news from several towns in Donley County Texas. The part I liked was that it also featured poetry.
One column was called “Plowin’ Out the CORNERS” by Uncle Zeb. I never really knew who Zeb was, but we corresponded several times. Once I submitted a poem written by my mother and he thought it was great. Another time or two, I wrote him about what was going on in our “neck of the woods,” and he always answered me. Here is a copy of one article he wrote along with the poem I submitted.