Friday, September 12, 2008
Down on the Farm
I don't know what year this picture is from, but I'm guessing I am around nine years old which would make it 1980. I am on the right with my grandmother and my sister, Amy. This picture was taken at my Mamaw's house in Arkansas, on the farm where my dad grew up. In the background is her garden and behind that the fields planted with crops (soybeans maybe?) This picture was probably taken in the spring when we were visiting for Spring Break/Easter. The farm was an almost magical place to two little girls who grew up in the suburbs! We went to the henhouse to gather the eggs or walked across the fields looking for arrowheads that had been turned up by the plows. We liked to walk back to the tree line to pick plums and eat them straight from the tree. In the back left of the picture is the family cemetery. Some of the graves are almost 200 years old and it was like a history lesson to walk through and read the headstones.