Sunday, January 11, 2009

Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt # 2

A Winter Photo Essay

This is me in 1953 or 1954. This is in old Eddyville, Kentucky, just across the street from the Kentucky Penitentiary. All pictures showing old Eddyville in the background are wonderful to me, as old Eddyville was relocated, and a new Eddyville was built several miles away, when the Barkley Dam was created in the 1960's. The house where we lived, and others surrounding the prison, survive today, as do a few other homes. The entire business district, churches, city hall, post office, school, other homes are all gone and the land where they were is under Barkley Lake. Here are some other pictures of the area, including two postcards showing the old city hall and the old Methodist Church: Link to Kentucky Pics

As I was looking for winter pictures, I noticed that the camera was brought out in the summer for vacations and in the winter, generally, for Christmas pictures. I grew up in Florida, so winter pictures aren't much different from the summer ones except we probably had on a sweater and no shorts - and of course, there was the Christmas tree in the pictures.


Professor Dru said...

You look so cute in your cowgirl outfit.

Taylorstales-Genealogy said...

What a great picture! Thank you for posting a link to your other pictures of old Eddyville, KY. I can tell these photos hold a lot of great memories for you. Thanks for sharing!