Roots

childhood-home

Rural Nebraska

Searching through family photos today, I found to my complete surprise, negatives from my first camera. At ten, I earned points for selling magazines in a school fund drive. The points could be spent on items in a catalog, and I chose a plastic Brownie camera. I had forgotten it used medium-format film and yielded square prints. Half a century later, I’m still doing the same thing. It reminds me, in more ways than we know, how close we remain to our roots. In this time of upheaval and uncertainty, I encourage you to revisit your roots and be nurtured by them.

 

  8 comments for “Roots

  1. Marilee
    November 20, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    That is so cool!

  2. Elizabeth Bish
    November 21, 2016 at 4:25 am

    Brings back memories.

    • November 23, 2016 at 8:22 am

      Doesn’t it, though. Promise not to put up the photo of you and I on our stick horses!

  3. Ann Schmitt
    November 22, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Huge discovery and wonderful photograph…splendid composition!

    • November 23, 2016 at 8:21 am

      Thank you, as ever, for your encouragement.

  4. Katherine Maxwell
    November 26, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    You had the eye of a photographer even then. Thanks for the reminder to rely on our core values.

    • November 27, 2016 at 11:38 am

      Thank you, Katherine. I know one of your core values is being a good person, and it’s wonderful to be your friend!

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