Friday, September 18, 2009
Dad’s Photos #17
Autumn’s not too far away, is it? & this installment of Dad’s Photos reminds us of what comes after that! I’m hoping the fluffy white stuff is still a good long ways off, because for my money it always looks better in a photo than in real life.
These are more photos from the winter of 1939-1940, when my father lived in a little cabin in the small village of Athens, Vermont (town typically pronounced with a long “A” by the locals). My mother had some interesting insight on these photos; she said that my father was working as a cook at a pretty swanky restaurant in a nearby town—the Newfane Inn, which is still extant, so I’m thinking the old Ford that shows up in these photos got quite a workout that winter. My mother also pointed out that the snapshot you can see on the dresser in the photo titled “Room Plus Me” in the last installment (you can see it here) is her high school graduation portrait! My mom has gotten computer access at last at her assisted living home, & my nephew Ethan Rosenberg is going to be giving her an internet 101 tutorial. It makes me happy that my mother is finally able to see Robert Frost’s Banjo on a regular basis, & thanks to Ethan for all his help.
My dad’s caption for the pic at the top of the post was simply Home. Hope you enjoy the photos!
Just a Flop!! [this is my father, who typically was anything but a flop on either skis or skates—I believe these smaller photos (an odd size—roughly 2x4, whereas most of his photos are 3x5) were taken with a different camera, & at least in this case, by someone else)
Camp (North Side)
Putney – “Tame” (Putney is the name of a nearby town, but I assume it was my father’s name for this deer)
Woodards Farm – Looking East