A description of what started this particular blog can be found in its first entry --Feb. 9, 2009. It's about healing.
Dear Emma, it was a simpler time, and a happy one. The 8mm. film was quite grainy by the time we put it on Youtube, but the smiles come through --and Wendy is still our friend.
That's priceless Geo.....and hurray for you joining in with Poetry Monday. I hope you do it again. You know, a town that began as a funnel just has to be going somewhere.
Thanks, Delores. I think the town might have been Woodland but it's been so long. To my knowledge, it still exists and thrives!
Loved the video and loved the poem. I used to have an Afro also. What I wouldn't do for half that hair today.
Arleen, alas my curly hair has likewise relaxed and thinned. I might manage a Halfro now but am not sure there is such a style.
Sweet little poem.A "halfro" is what I have right now, I've been out in the rain and my curls have frizzed (*~*)
Thank you, River. I am all too familiar with the rain-effect --that's when my hair declares independence.
I love the poem, and the film. It caught such a sweet moment in your lives. Old films, like old pictures, are fascinating to me. If only we could step back into them, even if just for a few minutes!
Indeed, Jenny. The idea of film photography, that light can be captured in silver salts, has always been magical to me too.
When I saw 'invalid's workshop' I couldn't resist checking it out.
Glad you did! Thank you.
How amazing to see an old time movie of you and yours. Your poetry was as prolific and enticing when you were a youngin. Thanks for sharing - great to see more of the man behind the blog.
Thank you, dear Robyn. The film also shows a bit of the truck behind the "youngins" --a '52 Dodge 3/4 ton pickup we paid $200 for (money I made working hop harvest). We piled it high, like something out of "Grapes Of Wrath" and moved to Your town that year. Left Chico after a year of little employment --it wasn't the booming metropolis it is now.
Oh I so loved watching this amazing clip...really took me back to my younger days too!I have really missed your amazing talent...:))
Dear Ygraine, I'm so pleased to hear from you again! Thank you for your kind comment.
I enjoyed reading your concise piece. Well done.Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.
Thanks, Andrew. Glad you enjoyed the poem!
FunnelsAnd nozzlesAnd sometimes BottlenecksAll we needIs a smileA laugh And the occasionalWhat the heck!Very nice video, Geo. You guys look really happy. Surprising that there was a time when people would do their thing in front of cameras, instead of being worried about how they would end up looking.
Most kind, KK. You encourage me!
Dear Cat, I too smile when I see the beginnings of my family. I wonder here, well into another century, how the heck did we do that?
Oh this is sooooo Precious Geo!!!either i love watching the old videos of my kids when they were so little specially now when my eldest on is away in abroad ,these videos keep me more close to him.thank you for sharing such special time of your life !
Dear Baili, The little boy in the clip is 47 now and I feel just the same way you do. We tell our kids: the world is huge and beautiful, go work and play in all of it.
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