16 April 2006

a tradition


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in the communities in which I grew up families wd mark spring by taking pictures at a large concrete Easter basket in Lakeview Park in Lorain. a park employee by the name of David Shukait creatd the basket in either 1937 or 1941 (both dates are used in various historical sources).

the b&w picture is of me as a boy -- probably taken by Dad. the color one was taken last year by cousin Regina.


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7 comments:

Malibu Boy said...

So fascinating. I've been studying details in the picture -down to whether the original rocks are in the same place. There's just something unique with this picture because it captures the passage of time on film.

AlexG said...

the passage of time? o dear. I didn't think my wrinkles showd from that far away.

anyway... I had a good chat on the phone with Dad who sounds well. so I feel good today.

durlx said...

Happy Keister dear!

Okir said...

Very sweet & poignant. Interesting to see the changes in the background, as well as in Alex.

Moi said...

Like a fine wine...

Moi

Shelley Chernin said...

http://irinawerning.com/back-to-the-fut/back-to-the-future/

Alex Gildzen said...

thx Shelley. fascinating site.