Saturday, January 29, 2011
A scene of a mother showing off her brood of boys at the back farmhouse door. My brothers Rex and Ron in the front and the young one is Dwight. By the age of Dwight who was born in February, 1947, I will date this as 1948.
Being the youngest brother, I find these pictures of my older brothers fascinating to see. I didn't see them young so I can actually watch them grow up in the early pictures. Ron is the oldest and Rex has already taken a growth spurt to be taller than his older brother. He remained the tallest until Dwight was in his late teens.
The overalls were a common thing that my brothers wore as I see them in them in most of their pictures. I am sure they were handed down to the youngest as time went on. My dad wore bib overalls all of his life daily. When he did put on a pair of belted pants for dress up he looked very uncomfortable and unusual.
While sorting photos I found a different sign of the same theme at Wounded Knee in which I posted last week. What I find interesting is that the era of commercial billboards posted everywhere was going on at this time. Lady Bird Johnson, President Johnson's wife started the movement to remove all of the hundreds of signs that use to line the roads and byways. In this picture it looks like we are along a gravel road, and yet one may need to buy gas and here is a sign to direct you. It is strategically set up for viewing while you read the historic marker.
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