Sunday, March 02, 2008

Recalling Growing Up in Fisk, Texas


Recalling Growing up in Fisk, Texas

I spent all yesterday afternoon and into the evening with my dear friend Nelda. I had asked her if she would tell me about her growing up in a small farming community during the 40s and 50s. Her mother and daddy owned the country store in Fisk for more than twenty years. Sadly, family owned country stores that served the needs of rural communities are now mostly a thing of the nostalgic past.

I'll be working on an article about the memories she shared with me, but in the meantime here is a memento of that afternoon -- some treasured contents of an old shoe box.

8 comments:

Sweet Irene said...

Oh, I love old photographs, especially if there is someone with me who can tell me all about them and they have a myriad of untold stories. You are so lucky to have someone like Nelda.

I must dig out my own photographs and have look at them and let some nostalgia rise to the surface. A rainy day is good for that.

Frances said...

I agree. Nothing better. It will be great to hear about Nelda growing up and see some of her pictures.

Kris Cahill said...

Nice, I can't wait to see this. Are you familiar with Story Corps? It is important that people be honored for their stories. Old photographs always fascinate me too.

Bobbie said...

I can hardly wait to hear Nelda's story. I like the picture of her and her sister? on the running board of their old truck.

Godinla said...

Shoeboxes are the most important containers on Earth.

Thanks for all your kindness.

John said...

Pictures, a hand and current vices - cigs and a soda pop cap - diet coke I bet....very nice composition. My best.

Bev said...

I like the way you have got Nelda's hand in the shot too. I bet you had an thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

The Artful Eye said...

Debi- I love this stuff. Reminiscing, learning about the past.

Kris mentioned Story Corps it's wonderful, check here. I love listening to these stories.

http://www.storycorps.net/