I’ve long admired this image of Henry Allen Rucker. It is part of the W.E.B. DuBois collection that was exhibited at the Paris Exhibition in 1900. Many of the photos were taken in Atlanta, so I thought it was time to dig a little behind this particular image. I was surprised to find a Douglas … [Read more...]
Georgia On My Mind
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My parents periodically had out of state friends visit us, and of course, we always took them to see the sights in Atlanta. In the late 1960s and 70s the sights included the Varsity, a trip to the airport to watch planes take off and land, and we would have been considered poor hosts if we didn't … [Read more...]
When I was a little girl one of our Thanksgiving traditions was to decorate our Christmas tree. Dear Mother balked at first, but Dear Sister and I argued that the Rich’s Great Tree was lit on Thanksgiving evening, so why shouldn’t the Land family tree follow suit. Faced with that logic Dear … [Read more...]
Listen my children and you shall hear of the midnight ride of John Wisdom on the third of May, in sixty-three…. Something isn’t quite right, is it? Back when I was in the classroom I would introduce “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, to my fourth graders when we … [Read more...]