imagine what their lives were like,
where they lived ~
who they loved...
couples, sisters, children with pets...
posed or propped or not.
they keep me company in every room of this humble farmhouse
and I'm never lonely or alone.
...they tell me their stories in whispers of the past,
much inspiration has come from a name penned or penciled
onto the backs of my photographs...
"Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Strauss"
"Fannie Lovenia Proffit"
the stories they tell me keep me charmed and wanting more...
and It's always a pleasure to
be in their company...
(the middle picture with the two photographs of the same little smiling girl
are of my sweet Mom,
Elda Elizabeth Geiste Smith
at age 6 and 8 yrs
...she will be 81 on June 30th of this year...
I Love You Mom)