Emmaville Store, circa 1969

Friday, June 13, 2014

What's Wrong With This Picture?

Do you notice when you look at photos from the early 20th century, everybody looks so serious?  No one, and I mean, NO ONE, smiles in those photos.  Now look at the picture above. Nearly everyone is smiling. What is going on here?  In spite of the hardships of pioneer life, in spite of losing loved ones to disease, accidents in the woods and falling through the ice, in spite of the world about to embark on a terrible war, these folks are smiling. Whatever the occasion was, they got together their little community and enjoyed each others' company.

We're going to try to duplicate that event, and those smiles tomorrow.  Hopefully, we won't get rained out.  Hopefully, you'll see the next post with a picture very much like this one.

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