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May 1, 2006

This is the same family as before. This makes 8 of the 9 family members.

A few quick observations:
+It is apparently winter or pre-spring (no leaves on the trees in previous photo)

+The oldest boy in this picture has shoes

+ The standing boys have haircuts

This is a portrait of despair. God knows as hard a time as it was, somebody somewhere was burying something. Treasure horded while people were in desperate need.

Mothers carry a heavy load.

There is a ray of hope in this photo. click on it to enlarge if you need to. The boy on the right is lovingly smiling and looking at his younger sibling. I can hear that 2 year old laughing down at the older brother. Maybe he helps mom with this little one. But it seems obvious to me that they love each other. That is something to be treasured.

Sometimes life seems to beat that kind of affection out of people. May we be renewed to not let it beat it out of us.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 1, 2006 6:13 pm

    …and we think we have problems!

    My mom, while living in Texas in the early 1920’s, wore a skirt made from a flour sack (similar to the skirt worn by the mother in the photo) called Smith’s Best.

    Wearing that sack was tough enough, but when your last name is Smith and the Smith’s Best logo is located on your rear it makes one think, and keep facing forward.

  2. May 2, 2006 12:37 am

    Okay I can’t read these posts after midnight. They make me cry.

    It was good seeing you and the boys. I hope to catch Kim and Angie too one of these days.

  3. May 2, 2006 10:29 am

    Mother’s do carry a heavy load…. I think of all the clothes in my closet and this makes me hurt.

    I love the way you picked up on the boys love and joy with the small child….children tend to bring that out in us.–>

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