Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Sepia Saturday Week 15

One of the things I like most of all about our joint Sepia Saturday enterprise is the way in which a common starting point - an old photograph - can lead to so many directions of travel. For some it is the story behind the photograph, for others it is a tone-poem of memories. And for others it is a magnificent ride through great chunks of family, economic and social history - like a blog-post equivalent of "How The West Was Won". My chosen photograph this week comes from last weeks' Sepia Saturday contribution by that  ever-resourceful and always entertaining blogger, David M Lynch (The Silver Fox). In "Sepia Saturday - Heroes and Villains", I loved the description of the way Joe Korsak Sr married not just Aunt Josie, but the entire family. In a way that is what we do with our Sepia Saturday posts, we share our families and their rich and varied stories. Week 15 of Sepia Saturday will be Saturday 13th March, so feel free to sign up and share your family - share your history.

13 comments:

Poetikat said...

Wouldn't miss it! It's become one of the highlights of my week.

The Silver Fox said...

Wow. I am truly and honestly flattered by the inclusion of my Uncle Joe's photo. I can't even come up with one of my usual smart-aleck remarks... and those who know me know that that's saying a lot. Thanks.

See y'all Saturday, when I post more photos of my mom, including my all-time favorite childhood snapshot of her.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

This is helping me get all the history and photos organized and write stories that need to be preserved...I have quite a mess spread across the downstairs bedroom, but oh well, it's ok! I think Uncle Joe was a great choice! One of the best on the posts!

Christine H. said...

Well, this is my first time participating in sepia Saturday. This looks like a lot of fun!

LadyCat said...

I'm posting a photo, but breaking from tradition and not using a family photo. I only have a couple of old family photos, but still like to participate.

Tracey said...

I've never posted on Sepia Saturday before, though I have always thought it was a grand idea. I had a post going up tonight that I think might fit in quite nicely.

jennyfreckles said...

Mine's not a family photo either, but it is old and it does tell a history. It's so good to get these personalised glimpses of our heritage.

Bachelor said...

Isn't Joe Korsak just a dandy in this photo? I love it! :) The Bach

Liza said...

my first post.
very short but I love the photo so much!

Happy Saturday everyone!

Poetikat said...

Sorry folks! Although I really wanted to participate, a repetitive strain issue with my right wrist prevents it for now. I'll try and visit you all over the next few days.

Kat

Betsy said...

Just wanted to say that #11, Blanche....am I the only one who can't link to her?

Alan Burnett said...

Hi Betsy ... I keep getting junk when I try and link as well. Does anyone know Blanche?

McHargue said...

Sorry I'm causing problems by posting the wrong links. I hope I have it right this time.