Back in the early 90s I worked for the Stevens Point Parks Department, keeping downtown Main Street and the Square clean. I found a lot of weird stuff working there (you wouldn’t believe how many bullets I found), but photos are always something I feel the need to hold on to. I found this picture on the sidewalk. It had been outside for a while and looked like it had been driven over and drug through the streets, which is why there are all those white spots. The woman’s outfit makes me giggle, but I wonder what is up with that kid. He looks like he isn’t having too much fun. He looks like his drugged. Or maybe he’s just weighted down by the enormous size of that life preserver.
I found this photo tucked away in an old paperback copy of Dune at the Value Village thrift store. I’m almost positive it was placed at a random page as opposed to being used as a bookmark. The book cost .69¢ but the photo is priceless. There are three names with tally marks underneath them on the back side of the photo. I’m assuming these are the names of the people in the photograph and the tally marks are their hits. “J” is the winner with 14, “K” is second with 10 and “B” is last with only 4.
He looks very content with where he is in life right now; it’s wonderful to see that. I also love that every thing seems to be one shade of blue or another… his shirt, pants, the water, his hat, the sky.
I found a strip of photo film negatives several months back and had been carrying them around in my purse until today, when I decided to scan them and see what they were. Anything to avoid work. It was four pictures taken on Halloween (my guess).