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Wayzata, Minnesota

Friday, August 3, 2012

Sepia Saturday 4 August 2012

SEPIA SATURDAY




Oops, accident foils the evening brew!

Oh too bad for the men hauling moonshine, as this officer stands guard over all these crates of illegal beverages, on November 16, 1922.



Yes, it's Sepia Saturday moments again and Alan (from Sepia Saturday blog) has us moving along with well, running or



as Alan's theme photo features " Police running race."

Like this New York City Policeman standing in his full length coat, which in my opinion, isn't as interesting as the train running next to the building.


 Or we could select the running of

Courtesy of 1916 Parade

vehicles, like this White Truck which is also pulling an airplane while its engine is running as well, all for the enjoyment of some parade, in a large city, that the photographer forgot to submit where.



But also besides running we could include games....



Games in which I find trained dogs and monkeys playing the game of running a dog and monkey hotel on stage to be quite playful.

Possibly a little monkeyshine!

But what is the most important bottom line to this week's theme?

People.



Putting all this monkey business of running and games and such behind us,  here are some people who may never see the inside of a theater or watch a baseball game, or foot race in person.


People building families.....



Just going about their own special day.......in a life very important to them.


and to those they touch.

Everyday smiling.





Everyday loving.




Everyday learning.





....and everyday playing music.


The world will keep revolving everyday.  Often the lives we lead never go beyond our own backyards. But that doesn't make them any less important.

Strangers are friends you have yet to meet.


"We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken." - Fydor Dostoevsky


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14 comments:

Filip and Kristel said...

All super picture, special with the airplane.

Greetings,
Filip

Little Nell said...

Well my favourite is the old time policeman standing still! And how clever to catch a glimpse of a train running in the background. These black and white shots are so full of detail. You are so right about the people though and your timely reminder of those around the world who won't get to catch a glimpse of any Olympic events, but just manage to scrape a living - wonderful.

Snowcatcher said...

I always enjoy looking at old photos so I can see things I never got to see during my lifetime. That winged truck creation, though, really takes the cake!

Mike Brubaker said...

Nice thoughtful post with interesting pics. My favorite of course is the last - the Tibetan version of the Vuvuzelas.

Titania said...

Karen, wonderful black and white pictures you have narrated beautifully, lives of others which are just as important as our own.

Peter said...

My favorites are the first two shots. On the first one, note the two guys in the background. Wonder what they were thinking... And then this well tummied policeman. Can you imagine him chasing a 12 year old boy?
Great post, thanks!

Wendy said...

I enjoyed your clever structure of this post, such a smooth segue from picture to picture. My favorite though is the first picture with the moonshine. Our lake house is in the moonshine capital of the state, so I've been intrigued with the tools and culture of moonshining lately. No, I'm not taking it up so no need to call the Feds.

Bob Scotney said...

In a world where it seems that we have to run to stand still your take on the running theme is delightful.
Moonshine for me too.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Karen, what a wonderful, wonderful post! I loved the pictures, but appreciate the message just as much. Love does make the world go around.

Kathy M.

PS - Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my posts too.

Alan Burnett said...

A great series of old images which have been cleverly woven together to tell an excellent tale.

Rob From Amersfoort said...

Beautiful photos + I love the quote, well said!

I guess the photo with the airplane with engine running was made during a 'Preparedness parade' in New York City. The Preparedness Movement was a campaign to strengthen the military of the US after the outbreak of WWI.

Queen Bee said...

Karen, what a wonderful group of photos. Your post is thought provoking and well written.

barbara and nancy said...

My favorite photo was of the Tibetans. They look so serious, yet happy with their musical selection.
wonderful post.

Karen S. said...

Rob, thanks so much for your comment, you are probably completely correct. Now you peaked my interest and I'll have to research that some too! Thanks!